There is a lot of panic and fake information running amok about coronavirus right now. Everywhere you look, there is a new story about someone being infected by the virus, or someone losing their life. Social media is filled with scary memes and fear-mongering.
This does not help anyone. While the coronavirus is a serious threat and one that should absolutely be treated as such, it doesn’t help anyone to go into a panic.
Right now, the average US citizen is extremely safe. The odds of contracting the disease – even if you plan on traveling – are vanishingly small. There are countless more pressing issues to concern yourself with.
BUT this could stand to change in the coming weeks and months. Coronavirus is spreading quickly, and cases are emerging in more parts of the world all the time. What can you do to protect yourself?