I'm wondering what everyone is thinking about the new coronavirus, COVID-19. I'm reading a variety of articles on all sides - some saying it's more hyperbole than anything else. There are those insisting that the government is about declare martial law and we'll all be confined to our homes for an indefinite period. Some say it's a Democratic effort to destroy Trump; others say it's a power grab by the administration...
Considering how many people get infected with, and die from, the flu every year, and nothing changes about our lives, do current measures being taken for COVID-19 seem overly aggressive? Or is it all reasonable?
We didn't see any of these sweeping measures in 2009 when we had the H1N1 pandemic... doctors in my area even stopped testing for it and if someone got sick, they simply assumed that's what we had, but we still didn't go through any of the things we're seeing today.
I'm curious as to your thoughts on the situation.
I'm also wondering how it's affecting you, at this point and how it might affect you down the road.