People fear the unknown, @Olmor. Flu is a known quantity. Even though it kills hundreds of thousands every year, because it’s common, everyone is blasè about it. Covid-19 (the illness caused by coronavirus) is new, so we don’t know as much about it, so people fear it more. It also has a significantly higher death rate than the flu. Flu death rate is historically less than 0.01% of cases. Covid-19 death rate is currently around 3% of cases, and is expected to level off at around 1.5-2% over time. That’s a big difference.
You still stand a dramatically higher chance of catching the flu, but if you catch both, Covid-19 has a better chance of killing you.
That said, making jokes at the expense of people who are dying is classless and low. I hope that the offending alliance gets absolutely crushed in this war and the next few.