I have a prepper friends who can now say:
“We told you so!” This is the BIG ONE!!! Get ready like we are!
Yes, if you are immune compromised you are in danger. However, if you live where there is a good health care system you are probably AOK. However, that does not mean that you should be complacent. As we know from the mistake of keeping sick people on the cruise ship in Japan – which only meant MORE people got infected, not less, there are some sensible choices to be made. That means listened to the medical professionals and not the fear mongers.
Personally, for me and many others, that means no holidays where there are lots of people in close quarters, no travelling to China or the Middle East, probably no cruises soon. Basic advice I have read in the local paper includes stocking upon on 2 weeks of food, making sure you have a good supply of medications if you use them, etc. As this is an unfolding ‘drama’ I will not say more.
Here are some references to look at that will fill you in on the coronavirus issue.
This is my favourite:
You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus Most cases are not life-threatening, which is also what makes the virus a historic challenge to contain. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/02/covid-vaccine/607000/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=atlantic-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20200224&silverid-ref=NTU0MDExMDMxOTgxS0 JAMES HAMBLIN feb.24, 2020
This short piece gives prep advice.
It is possible that your greatest risk is the decrease in value of the stocks in your pension plan – however, I assume that this will be temporary dip, although it is probable that our over reliance on the supply chain from China may change.
I think that if I was a regular traveler to the Caribbean I would actually consider the recently increased risk of getting dengue fever a larger concern than coronavirus. Take a read:
Climate Change Driven Dengue Outbreak Has Been Described As Caribbean’s ‘Worst Medical Crisis Ever’
Daphne Ewing-ChowContributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/daphneewingchow/2020/12/31/a-climate-change-driven-caribbean-dengue-crisis-has-been-described-as-the-worst-catastrophe-in-the-regions-history/#7636580a1bcb Dec.31/19
The increased severity of dengue infection during 2019 has been attributed in part to the fact that the 4 subtypes of the virus (DENV 1, DENV 2, DENV 3, and DENV 4), the latter of which can cause internal haemorrhaging and death, have been circulating simultaneously. Given that an individual develops antibodies upon contracting one subtype, the chances of being infected by a severe strain increases each time the virus is contracted.A multitude of factors have influenced the exponential surge in dengue, severe dengue and dengue-related deaths, but no trend has been more concerning than climate change, which according to The New York Times, is “threatening to increase the spread of dengue worldwide by expanding the range of the mosquitoes that carry the virus.”
So, who knows, it is possible that in the future people will actually want to vacation in Canada because it is COLD!