The show must go on. The general non internet population are willing to believe its being controlled. I doubt thats the case for the scientists. They know its unstopable in places like India and China. Even the public areas in the US are filithy. If you’ve ever met anyone with a cleanliness fetish you know they hate the germs. Its real hate. Sometimes you see cops interacting with people and at the slightest touch they react violently. There are going to be social changes for the survivors that will be huge compared to past epidemics.