And yes there is a very high level of hysteria and fear but in hospital hysteria was present also before this.
You cannot believe if you prefer. I am telling the facts that are happening in some area of Italy. They are not opinion.
It's not that I don't believe you, I'm just checking to see if you have ever worked in a hospital in an area where there was a real flu outbreak before. For example, below is an article that references the 2017-18 season in a couple of areas of the USA.
A tsunami of sick people has swamped hospitals in many parts of the country in recent weeks as a severe flu season has taken hold. In Rhode Island, hospitals diverted ambulances for a period because they were overcome with patients. In San Diego, a hospital erected a tent outside its emergency room to manage an influx of people with flu symptoms.