No thread about COVID-19 so far? No issue? The coronavirus has reached Europe and keeps spreading. In my country there are signs of panic buying. No breathing masks of any sort are available anywhere although there are only 15 confirmed cases so far. Yet the number of undetected ones is way higher. The responsible minister and leading virologists are warning that things will become much worse. Why don't they close borders and stop tourist traffic right now and completely? Do you trust your medical system to cope with it? We, for sure, don't have enough medical staff and clinics. What is also sure is that we at least need a functioning state not just now but always. No one else can help us. I'm deeply concerned. Will I get infected? Get the right treatment, i.e. a bed in a clinic? What will happen to my dog then? How can I help my family? So many questions and no answers other than shrugs. My brother wanted to meet up with me in an Italian restaurant on Friday night. I said to him "Are you nuts? You can't go to an Italian one right now with so many people being infected in northern Italy and so many travellers to and fro." Just this morning news had it that the first travellers coming back from Italy had infected more people in two federal states where there had been no infections. So I was right. They could have infected people here in my city or maybe it will happen this week or the following. He finally agreed. So we are meeting at my place instead. He still has to go out to work, though, and has a lot of contact with foreigners each single day. So I hope he's not infected. I keep praying. These are the real challenges to mankind apart from climate change. The rest becomes unimportant. Are you a prepper? Is everything still available at your place? Are you gonna use the remaining time to take measures?