The problem is...the two are very often inseparable for most people.
Frankly...I don't really understand the "fear" unless you are someone with a compromised immune system, or the elderly with preexisting health issues.
As the numbers indicate...the greater majority infected recover from it same as the common flu...so why the need for fear...?
I would say the use of common sense and some extra caution...but if more people took that approach as a regular part of life, then even the common flu would cause less sickness and death. If you want to get vaccinated, that's your choice...but I find that tends to bread a lack of common sense and caution, people assume that "I got vaccinated, I won't get sick"...and then every year we have thousands who to anyway, and it turns out the vaccine wasn't *exactly* the right mix for whatever flu virus us around.
I am amazed at how many people have NO concept of "social hygiene"...being aware that when in public, you take some caution in what you touch and how you keep yourself clean. Being more proactive along those lines would avoid the spread more than the vaccines do, IMO.
People show up for work sick as a dog...coughing and sneezing...and you tell them to go home, and they ignore you...they figure, I'm already sick so it's not my problem...but if they learned to self-quarantine, or at the least avoid touching and spreading, and maybe wearing a mask when they are sick (not when they are healthy)...then the spread would be minimized in a natural way.
Well...I'm not in fear of this, and if I get sick, I'll get over it most likely...but what I am in fear of is the near-martial law mentality that is quickly creeping in...and it scares me to think that so many people are championing that because they think it will make them safer...but the fallout will be that we gave up yet more freedom in the process, because precedents will be set.
Next year when someone says there is a new virus this season...countries will immediately issue lockdown rules, and little by little, they will be able to control world populations by these methods. We depend too much on our governments to safe us and protect us...and we give up too much in return for that.
Not trying to make this a political discussion...but this is how things change in a big way...because when people buy into fear and panic, they are very easy to manipulate.