I'll add that there are people who should be more concerned about this, or about infection in general. Let's not make fun of cancer patients, organ transplant recipients, or other immune-compromised people....
Funny DD, I was just coming back on here to address something like that.
Not just high risk people, but people in general really should be taking reasonable caution.
In fact, I lean toward being a wee bit more than reasonable, since I know there are a lot of people out there oblivious to any risk of getting sick.
There a new young lady working in my office, very intelligent in regards to her work it seems, but I'm not sure about common sense.
Yesterday she said that "Bill", a guy she's been dating about a month or so, and is all hot for, just called to say that the schools in the suburb of San Antonio he lives & works in have all been closed. I said boy, Bill better be careful. Her response, seriously was "Why? If it's in the schools they've closed them."
Just now she announced that Bill had just texted her saying a client had come into his work, talking to everyone, then, saying as he left that his daughter had just been admitted to the hospital with suspection of swine flu. She jokingly said "I don't think I should go down there this weekend....no, I'm just kidding."
I said "I don't think you should go down there this weekend either....and I'm serious."
Of course she'll go down there, end up going out to bars and stuff, with a bunch of other people who think they're safe because the schools have been closed.
So yeah, even though I was kidding about plastic bubbles, I'm not at all opposed to extra hand washing, staying away from places with a lot of people, and if there was an outbreak here, I wouldn't absolutely discredit wearing a mask. (in my car at least