Actually, I don’t think it has been yet. For mitigation to occur, testing must be done systematically and across communities, which remains difficult due to test kits supply. Mitigation is the remaining option when containment has failed, which is what has happened recently. Definition: “A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" and δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of disease that has spread across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic.” So, it’s not bureaucratic, it’s just a name for a characteristic level of spread of a disease. Also, not all media is peddling fear instead of facts. And if the current leadership had it’s act together, there would be more public confidence in what is being done to protect the public.The "pandemic", (a bureaucratic term), has been mitigated. It's the media-driven fear-mongering that is causing the real problems.