Random observations from living with the Wuhan coronavirus

Negative:

  • It’s crazy hard not to touch your face.
  • On social media, the well-meaning but snide fact-checkers can be as annoying as the panicky people.
  • It doesn’t take long for people to turn on one another.

Positive:

  • Most people stay level-headed.
  • Governments can and do learn how to respond to crises.
  • We have modern communications, public health systems, and medicine.

Neutral:

  • Sometimes you just have to cancel your plans.
  • When asked to look back to prior outbreaks, people who have lived through them seem to take it all in stride.
  • Nobody trusts China.

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