To some, the facts don’t really matter. The important thing is that a crisis, whether real or fabricated, should provide an opportunity for a certain socialist agenda or power play to be advanced. The crisis should be of sufficient magnitude to justify the loss of individual freedom (or national sovereignty) necessary for the agenda to succeed. So if the crisis is not big enough when seen objectively, then it must be artificially magnified, at least in public perception. Compliant news and entertainment media are essential for this to succeed.
Watch the news and listen to political leaders with that in mind.