Netpackrat, you have my sympathy for the loss of your uncle. I agree that some are taking this too lightly, I'm also sure that some are intentionally screaming that the sky is falling for their own purposes.
I tend to be a little more worried than some, mainly because there are a number of factors working against me/us.
Linda is 68 years old
Linda had polio as a child, and has multiple health issues as a result, as well as other health issues
I just turned 63.Although I did quit smoking and drinking, both, a long time ago, I DID do both, heavily, for a long time, and I was diagnosed with stage 2 bladder cancer a couple of weeks ago. I'll be starting chemo on Monday, two months of that and then surgery. I'm "immuno-compromised" big time, and will be more so soon.
My worthless step-son (age 42) is living with us and works in construction, is working now, and God only knows how many people he or his girlfriend (a restaurant worker) come into contact with daily. He is not the most diligent with his precautions.
My step-daughter's husband is an electrician, deemed essential, and comes into contact with God knows how many people every day. He's also an idiot who can't be bothered to take the least amount of precautions to protect himself, his wife, or his two-year-old son.
Birds gotta swim, fish gotta fly, assholes gotta ass, until the day they die.
"Common sense" is an oxymoron.