Updated: Mar 26
Everyone's talking about the coronavirus right now. There's certainly a lot of panic going around, and along with that panic comes the inevitable spread of misinformation. Whenever we panic, we stop thinking clearly, which is why it's important to stay calm in the midst of this crisis. There are many people living under more privileged circumstances that are overcompensating by simply buying more stuff: toilet paper, bleach, and other products that are, in fact, unrelated to the outbreak. While it is understandable, hoarding these products won't help the situation. Other families that are running low and do need these products won't have access to them. Again, don't let the panic set in. Stay calm, and pay attention to new announcements regarding the virus as they are released.
A great place to start would be the CDC's official website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html