https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html The link above has all the info known so far, by the U.S. at least, which isn't much. Lol Am I afraid of this virus? No, I'm not afraid it will kill me. Am I afraid of contracting the virus? Yes. Because it is contagious on some levels, and it's super dangerous to the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. I am constantly seeing posts on social media sites of how this virus is a joke, "I'm not worried", and my favorite "not that many people have it". #1 it's not a joke, it's contagious, it's way more deadly than the flu, there's no vaccine, and at this point there's actually not a whole lot of factual information about it. #2 You should be worried regardless of your health. It shouldn't only be a worry if it's only out of fear of death yourself. It should be a worry because we all probably know/come into contact with an elderly person or someone with a weakened immune system on a daily basis. That's where the worry should be. When I see the comments about "I'm not worried" I always wanna be like so you dont know any old people or sick people? Lol. We need to worry enough at least about the people it'll strongly impact and take the precautions more seriously to prevent spread. #3 The number of cases. A lot of people have the mentality of, "well there's not that many cases." When actually no one can factually say that. How can we know how many cases there are if only a small amount of people have been tested. For example. In my area although the state advised schools, churches, etc. should close, people are still going. The local county and city government tell the public it's safe here there's zero cases. Lol. When in reality there's only zero cases because no one has been tested, and the ones who have been tested have no results yet. I just don't underatand how the government can tell people it's safe amd confidently say there's no cases although that's neither proven nor disprove because of lack of tests. Lol. Ooh. And the best one, so a lot of churches in my area are claiming that the governor is just trying to keep them from god, because he recommended churches not gathering. Rofl But anyways, point is, you should take it seriously no matter who or where you are.