What happened to the nightingales?

Right, so hospitals half empty and the emergency hospitals set up at great expense to deal with "all those sick people" being struck down by the killer virus quietly shut down without telling anybody, average age of fatality with (not even freakin' "from") the virus 82, the diagnosing of cases up the spout because the tests that have been done by the million return false positives by the bucket load.

That usually happens in a killer epidemic does it?