The media unfortunately does a disservice to the public with their sensationalization of events and they need to be criticized for fear mongering . Social media is worse as there is so much misinformation ( most is) and people believe anything they read on it. Stick to credible medically backed publications. Our Chief Medical officer of Health did and published a big Q and A here reassuring the public and said that the risk is very low and to practice common sense , good hand washing Etc just as one would during flu season.
Thats not to say this is not a serious situation, it is if not for only the fact that there is no cure for these types of viruses so unfortunately people will die.
many countries are repatriating citizens from the quarantined areas bringing them home. I'm sure some will get uptight over that.
there is a regular and long time poster on our golf site up here....,he is also an incredibly bright guy . He lives in China 5 hrs from Wuhan, went through Sars and is saying that for him its business as usual other than greater precautions . He says he is not concerned for him and his family. If he is that close and not concerned, I'm certainly not going to be on the other side of the world.