A good take from a doctor

Apropos of my previous post, here is a similar take, this time from an actual doctor specializing in infectious disease.  So it's not just me.

The short version: while COVID-19 is a serious matter, right now he's more concerned about the response to it than the virus itself.  People are losing their composure and doing crazy things, and it just makes the situation worse than it needs to be.

So keep calm.  If you're relatively young and healthy, you'll probably be fine, even of you catch the virus.  Just wash your hands and take reasonable precautions to protect the sick and elderly around you. 

And actually think about what you're doing.  Don't be like the clerk in Home Depot who insisted on standing a foot and a half away from me, or like the woman in Wegmans who was wearing a face mask while carrying around a cup of coffee.  Be sensible.   I know things are stressful right now, but it's not the end of the world - we will get through this.

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