Also I feel like I should point out that in addition to the longer time period, the data on the 2009 H1N1 mentioned 12,469 deaths out of 60 million infected. According to the CDC now, Covid has 42,000 deaths out of 776,000 infections. It doesn't take a statistician to see this is much more serious.
Normally I make somewhat of a living as an artist, so I'm always doing creative things, (but I hate to think how I'll be when I come out of this). Unfortunately, Moving In The Time Of Plague put everything on hold. But during the move I found some gourds that someone gave me years ago (I don't even remember who) so I decided to try and make a lamp out of one, although early experiments tell me it will take more work than I thought.