So far, all the recorded cases of Coronavirus in the world number than far less than would occur in the first week of the average USA flu season.
On January 22nd, the CDC reported 13 million flu cases in the USA so far this flu season with 120,000 hospitalizations and 6,600 flue related deaths. They stated then that influenza activity remains high but the severity is not considered high at this point in the season.
So far, the world reported cases of Coronavirus cases are under 20,0000 with total deaths under 8000. The peak passed in China and new cases are now minimal. China has a population of 1.3 billion and had 80,000 cases with 3226 deaths. If the USA performed on a similar basis there would be under 20,000 cases.
These figures alone at first make it appear that Coronavirus was not highly contagious but has a circa 4% fatality rate.
The mortality rate is concentrated on mainly elderly people with other health issues. If it is considered likely that it was more contagious and China had, say 1m cases, then the mortality rate is far lower. If it were a quarter as contagious as USA flue was by 22 January those with coronavirus would be well over 20million and mortality rate very low.
The concern now over the coronavirus now compared with the lack of concern on 22nd January is not explained by logic but results from hysteria.