I have multiple heart conditions so have always been careful to avoid catching illness that someone else would shrug off but would knock me for six (as in six hospitalised weeks, for example and yes it has happened to me in the past). I have always been careful about exposure to illness especially during autumn and winter. I was in a 'hot zone' during SARS and my precautionary measures saw me through that - but in 2009 I came down with Swine Flu (caught from a staffer at work) and honestly thought I might die that time, it was so bad. Didn't help when my cardiologist came into my isolation room wearing a full bio-haz suit and later admitted he wasn't sure I was going to make it through the flu that time.
I take several precautions on a routine basis so this latest potential pandemic isn't seeing me panic or employ more stringent precautions beyond making sure the store cupboard and freezer are full. I feel for the millions under lock-down in China. I don't see that happening here but as more new cases are being diagnosed across the world and the mutation rate is at a point where the virus is now human2human with increasing mortalities, I do wonder what other hearties are doing to avoid contracting this new virus.
Please avoid politics if replying on this discussion - this is about health and how we manage our daily routines in the face of a potential pandemic.