Coronavirus.

My instinct is to question: Is this seriously happening? This is almost too big of a potential for bad to think.

The quarantine of tens of millions of peoples is not something that happens. This is scary!

I continue to read the press, look at the social media for the few items that are posted from the quarantine areas to lessen the anxiety. But the information is so conflicting that it is quite impossible to have any kind of comfort that ‘ok, this is the information’. And so, we wait.

I am confused about this. The reaction, the quarantine of tens of millions, seems unequal to the numbers that are being published. (Currently: 2000 infected & 56 dead) This is why I have been uncertain as to what is truthfully happening. As I believe many of you are also.

I read that the time before symptoms show is 2 weeks, but in that time, the virus is still contagious. In my mind, this is the most dangerous bit because there could be many people unaware that they are ill, who would otherwise take proper precaution not to infect others.  What is a person to do if they do not themselves know?

More and more confirmed cases are being published in countries around the world. Are we looking at the next global pandemic? I can’t even think it.

I feel so sad for those who have been quarantined. This must be terrifying!

To all of my readers and friends here, especially those worried about yourselves or those you love, please know that you are not alone. The world is watching. While there is exactly nothing that can be said to make this any less a nightmare, we are here, in the only way we are able, and we are worried. Strength to you and your cherished ones.

Sincerely,

-Mliae