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    Coronavirus

    Hey all, what are your thoughts on coronavirus and who here is starting to get a little freaked out, like myself? I don't think stores will be empty in the United States any time soon, but I'm expecting the worst to still come... Would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this.

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    Our citizens were repatriated 1000 metres from my house and quarantined about 200 m from my husband’s work. We are fine.

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    More people die from the flu each year in my country (US) than from coronavirus. We just don't see news reports about the flu because it's not as much fun for the news reporters.

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    For whatever reason I lack the ability to get even remotely freaked out about this kind of thing. My take, I guess, is: these are things that happen over the course of history, and humanity has as solid track record of handling them when they happen.

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    I just returned from Japan and was at an event where the virus was identified. I am fine and wore no mask.

    I am thinking positive, and washing my hands.

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    There have been pandemics or near pandemics before. One was in 2002-2004, the SARS outbreak. The second one was in 2009 H1N1. Both caused a lot of illness and death.
    And although they did affect many countries, we survived them both, and it makes sense that we will again.

    That being said, there are things each one of us can do. 1.) If you have been around people who may have been exposed to Coronavirus and you are showing symptoms (or even if you're not), self isolate until you know for sure that you are not infected. This is very important as it stops the spread of this illness.
    2.) Wash your hands as often as you can, especially if you've been out. 3.) DON'T touch your face. The virus lives on surfaces and once you touch the surface you can then transfer it onto your face which is how the virus invades your body. (through your mouth and nose).
    3.) If you are showing symptoms and have been around people who have been exposed to this virus, ring your local hospital and ASK what you should do BEFORE you decide to drive yourself there or take public transport there. They will advise you first on the steps you should take to get care.

    Try to be smart about things, but not panic. Panicking won't help anything. Each country is trying to do the best to deal with this outbreak and prevent further spread as well as dealing with the people who have already been infected. The media can be quite fear mongering, so read and research before believing everything out there.

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    After watching the evening news, I wear a HAZMAT suit when leaving the house. 😱😷. The best thing anyone can do is be meticulous about hand washing, avoiding endemic areas and maintaining good personal health.

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    Just back from 16 days in Mexico and am fine. Saw only security people wearing masks, the few that had them on. Only one passenger at Toronto airport had a mask. I think the worst is yet to come.

    I'm not freaked out, but then I'm not going anywhere for the rest of the year that involves planes.

    I wash my hands a lot anyway when out in public and especially in airports.

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    I mean, we have a plan as to what we’re going to do should it pop up in our area. Until then, I’m not worried. But I am prepared, because I have young children and they would suffer more severely than I would so I will protect them at all costs.

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    Washing your hands is key. Don't put your hands near your mouth or eyes. Order some paper face masks before they run out.

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