Media outlets these days seem hellbent on shocking us out of our wits. Fear-mongering sells and more fear-mongering sells, even more.
No matter how scary the he news you hear might seem, make up your mind to not spread it. The ultimate design of fear is to kill or injure as many as possible.
In any case, panicking based on the scary stuff that gets circulated in the media solves nothing. So, stay away from the vitriol because there will surely be more targeted at you, if you let it.