Surprise — it has only been a week!
I've been immersed in the issue of COVID-19 for several months now. I live in Washington state, 35 miles south of downtown Seattle, and the epicenter of the outbreak started in King County, where I was the emergency management director for 11 years.
What this article, How the rapidly-spreading coronavirus evolved in the US, highlighted is that the virus as a "headline event" has only been being addressed as an issue FOR A WEEK! To me it seems like it has been a month or more.
It puts things in perspective for me, anyway.