March 9, 2020
It's not about panic. It's about preparation.
I hesitate to give the illusion that I'm freaking out about this coronavirus scare, but somewhere between on one end, the mentally-vacant, hoax-ranting, self-served gibberish of some politicians I won't name and on the other end, locking myself in a sterile room for the next year, there is middle ground.
It's not that I'm frantically preparing for a viral pandemic. It's that I'm carefully preparing for the effects of people frantically reacting to a viral pandemic. And washing my hands a lot, too. It would be irresponsible to ignore that how people and governments react is going to affect every single one of us.
I started making myself a list of links and bookmarks so that when I got on a plane in a couple weeks and wanted to quickly access all those great sites I've researched but couldn't quickly remember what they were, then I'd have a list. Then I thought, why don't I just put it online here:
What's that all about? It's not panic. It's preparation.