Re: New Jersey -- Very glad the gov is ordering stay-at-home. However, I question the exception for "visiting family and close friends." The elderly could be very vulnerable to such contacts, particularly with children (grandchildren, etc.), who are germ machines. Visit by phone/Skype/email/driving by and waving, but please don't assume that any physical contact is safe for an older person just because it involves "family" or "friends."
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Amazingly, Early Results from Europe as reported weekly by the Euro MOMO project (European MOnitoring of excess MOrtality) this flu season is seen to be surprisingly mild compared to previous flu seasons in the EU in 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19. See their website https://www.euromomo.eu/index.html
COPID-19 causes of death are scary, but less than 20 of the other major causes of deaths in 2020. Of the more than 16 MILLION deaths to-date in 2020 from all causes, COVID-19 is about 100 thousand. For the world’s population approaching 8 billion, here’s the real time tally on the 20 major causes of the more than 16 MILLION deaths so far in 2020. https://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/live-world-death-totals