How to Respond to the Coronavirus
Turn on the news or the media, and you will witness some exaggerated reactions regarding COVID-19 or the Coronavirus. That's not to say that the Coronavirus isn't a serious issue, It Is. But keep in mind that some media outlets are participating in driving the FEAR (possibly for ratings) rather than helping the public managed the crisis effectively. There's a lot of hype, pandering, and biased political decision-making. If you didn't know better, you would think the world is coming to an end.
My suggestion is that we take the Coronavirus seriously and do all that we can to limit the spread of the virus and protect our own health.
I suggest that you RESPOND calmly and responsibly, rather OVERREACT. Be careful what you dwell on. "Fear thoughts" can become "self-fulfilling prophecies." Watch the FULL VIDEO. In this video, I read from the classic book, "The Magic of Believing," by Claude Bristol. We have seen these days before...and we have more POWER as human beings that we think.
Be wise. Know your limits and your capacities. Realistically, it will likely get worse before it gets better. Prepare reasonably for what may come, but don't go overboard. New information is coming out daily. It's fast and fluid. Be informed, but respond thoughtfully. Don't panic—separate logic from emotion.
Note: We are in a campaign season, and the political parties and media could do much good to help calm the fears rather than inflame them. Stay healthy. Stay strong. Stay grateful. Trust that "this too shall pass."