I want to highlight a few data points from the bottom part of the chart. A comparison to the Black Death or Smallpox is ridiculous so the interesting stuff in in the bottom two rows. Specifically Swine Flu (ten years ago, killed twice as many people as the Kung Flu has), the Hong Kong Flu (fifty years ago, killed ten times as many people as the Kung Flu has), and the Asian Flu (sixty years ago, killed ten times as many people as the Kung Flu has).
All of these occurred within my lifetime; the first occurred during the Obama Administration. There was no panic, no wearing masks everywhere, no closing beaches and churches, no wrecking the economy.
So what changed in ten years? Hmmmmmm.