my advice for the pandemic;Shop incrementally: buy one essential every day. Remember if you are by chance ever quarantined it is only for 2 weeks. Think logically about how much you use in 2 weeks and be sure you have enough of these items for that period of time. If it helps, while you’re healthy start tracking how much and what you use each day, noting how much of this is left at the end of the day. This will help you be prepared for what you need, and prevent over buying/panic buying.
Educate yourself: symptoms of the virus start as fever, cough, and sore throat. If you feel I’ll be sure your monitor your temperature for 24 hrs. If you have a fever call your doctors office and note what you’ve experienced and they should direct you to virus testing centers. Also keep calm and know that if you are a healthy person more than likely this virus is not going to kill you, it will just suck for a little bit just like the flu does.
You can call your doctor: if at any time you have a question about what your feeling or what precautions you need to take, if you are very concerned, you can always contact your doctors office by phone and ask for advice.
Tally your exposure risks: another great way to help calm some worries is to note what your actual exposure risks are. This will also help with your conversation with your doctor. You can say things like, I take public transport, I work in healthcare, I work with the public. Anything you might consider you being at risk will help your doctor evaluate your situation and give you the best advice.
Disclaimer I am not a doctor, I do work in the medical field and have taken note from doctors and management on what would be most helpful to the public coming in with questions and symptoms.
I believe this isn’t as fearful as most of the world is making it out to be and I hope these tips help ease minds and calm worries. God bless y’all.