The virus cracked the economy because it will have serious economic effects. That was enough to make people realize it’s inflated with hot airI am not panicking about it, and we already have a huge pile of water in our apartment because unlike most people, I prepare for a crisis since we live in earthquake central. I agree that the danger has been exaggerated, but this huge bubble of phony wealth existed in the stock market and it was overdue for a correction. In other words, this might have a lot more to do with the unstable economy and stock market than the virus. The virus might have just been the straw that broke the camels back. We haven't had a serious recession in a long time so the probabilities were high that this would happen this year or next.