Small-scale things we personally can do:
1. Don’t panic; think! Vaccination is likely at least a year away. If ‘only’ 10% in your country would die, how many are that? This is no small matter to ignore. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and protect yourselves.
2. Tell everyone around you to sneeze in their hands and not around them.
3. After you may have touched anything someone else may have touched, do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth, no matter how much they itch.
(This is an old established rout(in)e for these viruses to enter. This we see in cats already after being stroked by a new person. They lick the hairs touched by the stranger and then lick their paws and rub their noses to internalize the smell. Eons ago, we enormously benefitted from taking in microscopic bodies (mitochondrion). Although evolution has not given up on this, we can safely say it has outlived (pun not intended) its usefulness. From now on, we should stop giving accommodation to any microbe.)
4. Pray. Not because it’s hopeless but because we don’t have guarantees. Also, pray for others who have less information or healthcare.
A few of the dangers we need to pressure our politicians about:
1. Dictatorships like China endanger the whole world by trying to cover up any outbreak of illness like we saw with AIDS in many states. Democracy with a free press everywhere will enhance everyone’s survival chances.
2. The WHO not calling a global emergency after in a month over 2,000 people infected in a dozen countries and dozens died. This shows how dysfunctional bureaucratic health organizations are. Are these murderers waiting until we have deaths in all countries before calling an emergency?
3. People who suspect to be infected should NOT go to hospitals to be checked, as is done now. They’ll infect everyone on their way and in the hospital! Stay at home and you should be checked by a team there.
4. Worldwide, many still eat meat, but eating any animal not domesticated centuries ago (endangering millions) should be made a capital crime.