Yeah, but it's not much different than when AIDS reared its ugly head. There were a few times where I felt I may have dodged a bullet because women I knew were using a needle or had been in contact with someone who used a needle. One, I only found about afterwards, and it kinda pissed me off she hadn't let me known.
AIDS is different though - you can't catch it unless you have sex with someone, received infected blood or share a needle. That's a significant level of interaction needed. Covid-19 has a mass of vectors on how it is transmitted.
I meant more the fear of getting it at the beginning when less was known, but you're right.
I was dating age. I don't think you were, unless you were very precocious.