So far as we can tell at this point it doesn’t amount to much more than a nasty flu. So you deal with the possibility of contracting it pretty much as you would with any other virus during flu season. From an EMT somewhere in Los Angeles:
1) Its family includes SARS.
2) Treat it like FluBola and you’ll do fine.
3) It’s got about a 5% fatality rate (compared to 66-80% for Ebola virus).
4) It’s about ten times easier to catch than Ebola.
5) Wash your hands, and if it gets nearby, disposable gloves and a N95 mask should suffice.
6) If it becomes a transplanted epidemic, stay home if you can, and minimize contact if you can’t.
7) Wash your hands before you eat or drink, and don’t touch your face.
8) Wash your hands.
That concludes your coronavirus briefing.Wait…you were shocked to hear the media hyping this like it’s the end of the world, while gaslighting the legitimate threat of Ebola, which makes the Black Death look about as deadly as granny’s casserole leftovers?You mean to tell me there’s fakenews at ABCNNBCBS??Would I lick a petrie dish with coronavirus?Hell, no.If someone was in the room with it, I’d leave, and wash my hands.That’s about it.The problem’s gonna come when we fail to quarantine potential carriers, and there are 50,000 cases here.Then, it’s liable to become a pandemic.It’s annoying, it might kill some people (for whom it’ll really suck), but it’s not as bad as drug-resistant TB, or flesh-eating bacteria.But the hype is more about selling papers than the actual risk.Rules to remember:1) China lies abut everything to everyone, including themselves.(If this turns out to be something far worse than just corona virus, it’ll be because the Chinese lied to everyone. Like they do.)2) The CDC needs help finding their own @$$ with both hands and a map.3) “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.” are still the most frightening words on the planet.4) You take care of you.5) Canned food lasts quite a while, and you have should that, water, other supplies, and an emergency cash stash for a minimum of between 3-6 months of living and expenses. Period.
I can do that, bet you can too. Take care of yourself and we’ll laugh about it on the other side.
If you are morbidly obsessed about it you can go to this site to get the “official” updates.