I don't think you can look at the percentage of people within a population as the odds of getting sick - the outbreaks in Italy and south korea show how fast the virus spreads when quarantine measures are not in place. We've already had warnings at work about
travel to northern italy (we're allowed but have to notify the administration, not sure what happens then). For me I'm not even too worried about
being immunocompromised as with xeljanz it works so fast you can stop it for a week then restart. But I do think this virus is probably unstoppable. The mortality rate may be comparable with flu, the difference being you can protect yourself against flu with a vaccination....
ETA - just been checking the news this morning. New cases in France Germany Switzerland Austria and Brazil, all associated with people who recently travelled to northern Italy...I'm not posting this for the hype but simply to notice...this is how epidemiology works..europe is densely populated and people travel a lot.... unless the US closes its borders completely it's hard to imagine it staying disease free.
Post Edited (poopydoop) : 2/26/2020 1:06:18 AM (GMT-7)