If people on this forum get sick then it could cause an autoimmune response and a flare.
That's true for us all the time. The Covid-19 virus isn't the only infectious agent in existence and an airplane is not the only place you can be infected. They will always be out there. I picked up valley fever and it caused a flare, but I'm not going to become a recluse in the future because of it. It's just one of the bad things that comes with having U.C.
Keep in mind that in Korea where they have had extensive testing, not a single person under the age of 30 has died from the virus out of the many thousands that have been infected. I believe in Japan, not a single person under the age of 50 has died. Of course if you have contact with the elderly, you should be extra cautious to not infect them. Goes without saying.
I just got an email from a pharmacy I use warning to expect delays and shortages of medications because the panic is causing disruptions in the supply chain for common ingredients used in the manufacture of drugs. Some of the fallout from the panic may cause more problems than the virus itself.
I do agree though, the CDC has bungled the testing badly. They need to get their s**t together fast. We don't have a clear picture of what is really going on here in regards to Covid-19 and that is a problem.
I'm taking reasonable precautions but I'm not going to lock myself in a bunker somewhere in a big panic. On the other hand I think people do need to take this seriously, but the kind of panic buying I saw at Costco yesterday is nuts.