Not all people can put big numbers into relative meaning. That is to say, interpret abstractions or vast numbers to make sense of their experience. “What does it mean that Italy’s death rate is so high? Am I safe?”
The ability to abstract is the other side of not being here, present to what is, and caring for what is in front of you. Abstraction is an ability of certain thinking styles who provide solutions and information (data) but not the means to integrate it into what is here and now. Do you have the ability to be very practical in your thoughts? If you do, then information that does not help you in the here and now is probably just weighing on your mind. You are likely to be very organised around virus spread prevention (WASH YOUR HANDS), human contact, day to day survival, what’s in the kitchen store and other more practical and pressing issues.