You really don't pay attention to the news in the last few months.
*The media don't really care for President Trump due to him targeting journalists and calling "fake news" to any piece of real news that show him in a bad light. With the exception of Fox News, none of the news outlets have no reason to cover Trump's actions.
*Governments around the world are trying to contain the spread of COVID-19 through strong actions. Events are cancelled, airports closed, travel bans implemented, new hospitals built, chruches cancelling mass, etc. Due to the numerous closings of stores and restaurants, a new economic recession is all but certain.
The media can't really blow things out of proportion if the governments are actually viewing this virus in a serious manner.
*The Trump Administration's efforts to contain COVID-19 have been viewed as poor. Among other things, Trump has downplayed the seriousness of the virus, despite health officials' growing concerns. Trump also disbanded a pandemic response team back in 2018, which led to a delay in action to the virus.