If a potential issue or threat emerges, people panic, and these days it is called terror hysteria.
Once upon a time it would have been the reds under the beds but according to opinion polls and sources, the terror these days is a little less well defined.
"People are terrified of terror itself" said the professor of terror, at terror university in Transylvania.
"I haf been studying zee effects of terror for many, many years now and can categorically state zat zer is nussink as scarey as an un-named scarey tsing." Continued the heavily accented brain-box "Zis is zee most terryfing tsing to zee human, az it goes straight to zee lizzard brain unt makes zee pooping in zee pants unt zee fight or flight reaction. If you ver to magnify zis over a large population, vat you see is mass panics unt a big whiff"
According to the professor, we all just need to calm down a bit and stop being so hysterical.
"Quite so, peoples are being hysterical for nussink. Individually, as a person we know zis intellectually, but as a people we hav zee shit for zee brains"