I hope that virus fears don’t keep people from our local Asian restaurants and markets. That’s a doomsday way of thinking.
Sadly, though, I was at 99 Ranch Balboa this weekend and, while I was there, three employees were wearing masks. Good grief.
Well, I say: Stop panicking. Do you know how many people there are in China? (That’s rhetorical.) Of course there are lots of cases. Plus it started there.
And do you know how many cases and deaths there have been worldwide from the usual, seasonal flu so far this year? Or even how many just here in the US of A? (Both sort of rhetorical.) The numbers are staggering.
And the numbers help keep things in perspective.
No, of course there’s no vaccine for this new strain of virus. Getting a bacterial pneumonia shot might be worth considering, to guard against that potentiality in case you do manage to get it somehow, somewhere.
Anyway, this virus might die out and go away on its own come late spring.
[Oh, and server, while you’re here, could you please bring me another bowl of white rice?]
P.S. A related link for those who are of interest. (Numbers are for US alone.)