November 16, 2020 @ 6:54 AM

CDC  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) United States statistics for 2018:2,839,205 deaths including 159,486 from respiratory diseases and 59,120 from influenza and pneumonia (total 218,606.)

Statista.com reports that as of November 12, 2020 there have been 241,000 deaths attributed to COVID in the United States. The co-morbidity factors are not cited. 

Is this cause for panic and lockdown or just reasonable caution and medical mobilisation?