More fears and uncertainty doesn't bode well. I keep thinking “one day this market is going up 3000 points on some news”, but it is not happening yet. We have not had the ray of hope yet, and some of the false and apocalyptic reports from the media are not helping. They should lose their FCC license.
Would Tom Hanks, the most trusted man in America, please get on TV for a public announcement? Instead of pitching movies, the nation needs him to calmly talk about his experience with the virus. You don't bleed from the eyes.
This virus is like the H1N1 virus we had a few years ago. Very similar, but the media didn't care. This virus doubles every 4 days, meaning Monday we will see twice as many people sick and dead as today. That is how viruses work. If I even look at my grandkids from 20 feet away, I will have a cold 3 days later.
If you think people are losing their minds with 9600 sick in the US today, wait until it is 19,000 on Monday. The H1N1 killed 500,000 in 2009, and the coronavirus is projected to kill about the same amount. I don't know of any preventive measures taken back then, and don't know of anyone who died. I certainly don't remember the need for 20 bottles of Purell and 100 rolls of TP.
Yes, this is serious. I am not minimizing it. I am GUESSING we will find that a malaria drug like chloroquine will solve most of the problems, and people look back and feel foolish for worrying so much. The next thought is “what am I going to do with 100 cans of baked beans?”