Take a minute to gain some perspective. If you're a consumer of social media you know that there are a lot of people who seem obsessed with scaring you and blaming the President. It's called scapegoating. It salves their brittle personas wounded by serial hoax failures. Do yourself a favor, take a minute and check out the CDC e-bibliography, familiarize yourself with a reliably accurate chronology of events, and start to avoid those 'friends'. Finally, seek out and critically evaluate information concerning the velocity of viral spread, virulence rates of the resulting infections, and testimonials of people who have been infected and recovered.
Whatever the situation … it's never time to panic.
Friends don't let friends panic.