Is panic better in pandemic situation?We all know how USA has poorly handled the pandemic situation with huge amount of casualties and active cases. That gives me an idea to raise a hypothetical thread. Now by panic, I don't mean panic consuming that happened in first world countries by the onset of Corona, where many people left supermarkets bare. What I mean is panic in mind.
Let's imagine two countries A and B both facing pandemic C. Both countries have roughly the same population and economy. Both countries had a severe number of casualties in the onset of C. The next day presidents of countries A and B address their nation. While country A claims that this new Pandemic can be overcome with lockdown and vaccine V is being worked on in their labs, country B people are told by their president that this Pandemic C has no cure as it is being caused by a virus with tough-to-crack genetic material. Both countries are put under lockdown for months. But since B citizens know this virus has no cure, they will adhere to regulations more sternly. B citizens will have decreased contact with the outside. A people, on the other hand, have a choice of sorts. They don't see C as doom certainly. Which country would fare better in a pandemic? I think B would. Banking all your believes on a vaccine or some other hypothetical cure is not going to save a pandemic that spreads voraciously. Agree with me?