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Good for you for rationally analyzing the data around you and taking appropriate action. What bugs me to no end are the articles in which the word “panic” is routinely substituted for “prudent.” It seems anything anyone does  beyond using handsanitizer is categorized as “panicking” while at the same time any government action taken which is inconvenient is termed “harsh” or “unnecessary.”  People do not seem to recognize that China managed to so far level off at around 80,000 cases from a population of 1.3 BILLION by moving swiftly and harshly, once they realized their mistake in not listening when the warnings first arose. Frankly, I don’t think the US stands a chance and that the outbreak will become much worse than China, even though we have a fraction of China’s population. Just one example of China’s approach shows why we’re likely to truly take a large hit: “The first thing is, they said testing is free, treatment is free. Right now, there are huge barriers [to testing and treatment] in the West. You can get tested, but then you might be negative and have to foot the bill. In China, they realized those were barriers to people seeking care, so, as a state, they took over the payments for people whose insurance plans didn’t cover them. They tried to mitigate those barriers. ” It doesn’t take much for the average person to create a negative pressure area in their home and if they really intend on avoiding illness, they should do that. Have you considered how to safely bring items into your home during an outbreak without also bringing virus particles along as well? UV-C is your friend. I’ve thought this through extensively. I think the end goal, whether rich or poor, is to stay healthy long enough to benefit from a vaccine (unlikey if you are not wealthy) or delay onset of illness long enough that should you need a hospital, there will be beds for you.

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Good for you for rationally analyzing the data around you and taking appropriate action. What bugs me to no end are the articles in which the word “panic” is routinely substituted for “prudent.” It seems anything anyone does  beyond using handsanitizer is categorized as “panicking” while at the same time any government action taken which is inconvenient is termed “harsh” or “unnecessary.”  People do not seem to recognize that China managed to so far level off at around 80,000 cases from a population of 1.3 BILLION by moving swiftly and harshly, once they realized their mistake in not listening when the warnings first arose. Frankly, I don’t think the US stands a chance and that the outbreak will become much worse than China, even though we have a fraction of China’s population. Just one example of China’s approach shows why we’re likely to truly take a large hit: “The first thing is, they said testing is free, treatment is free. Right now, there are huge barriers [to testing and treatment] in the West. You can get tested, but then you might be negative and have to foot the bill. In China, they realized those were barriers to people seeking care, so, as a state, they took over the payments for people whose insurance plans didn’t cover them. They tried to mitigate those barriers. ” It doesn’t take much for the average person to create a negative pressure area in their home and if they really intend on avoiding illness, they should do that. Have you considered how to safely bring items into your home during an outbreak without also bringing virus particles along as well? UV-C is your friend. I’ve thought this through extensively. I think the end goal, whether rich or poor, is to stay healthy long enough to benefit from a vaccine (unlikey if you are not wealthy) or delay onset of illness long enough that should you need a hospital, there will be beds for you.