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I thought it was time I weighed in on the recent Corona Virus, or COVID-19, as it is now called. I was scheduled to fly to Korea tomorrow, but decided to postpone my trip because of all the hype associated with this new pandemic. I am not too concerned about contracting the disease, because, like most countries, Korea has closed its borders to anyone from China, and the overall risk is low. My fear lies in catching a common cold or flu, and being treated like an infectious carrier from person zero.


Before I postponed my trip, I decided to do a fair bit of research into the virus and how it managed to infect more than 60,000 (as of today) and kill over 1,400 individuals. Nearly 2,000 medical workers have been infected, cruise ships are stuck in