Of course the coronavirus is scary, it’s spread in a way that is disconcerting to anyone that’s seen the numbers and come to realize who carries the highest risk of being harmed by this disease. But living in fear of a virus, buying in bulk as though the end of the world is on its way, and refusing to live our lives as we see fit, while practicing good hygiene, which should be common sense, is not living. Allowing ourselves to simply shut down as a nation, as a species, is not living. The disease is real, it is frightening to those who know that they are at risk, and those that care about them. But fear, an emotion that is far too easy to provoke, will be the end of us long before any disease has the chance to get that far.
Stand up, live your life, and stop panicking.