I think, we do not need to act like pessimists. Not yet. But, we could act like, at least, optimistically spoken, being prepared for the worst case.
Meaning, go and buy ammo, candles, vitamin pills, water, and food in tincans.
All of them will also be useful without a pandemia. But if one strikes, it will be necessary.
Let's hope, this won't happen, but, if that stem starts with mutations...
...then we have lot's of time to panic...
I don’t know if you are joking with the ammo stuff, that sounds like a “prepper”.
Anyway I’m glad I live in a desert with scorching temps that makes any virus last very short in the open.