Only 8000 people got SARs, Swine Flu killed about 500k, world wide. Those epidemics were also handled fairly competently. This could kill twice that in the US alone... this is a much larger issue.Who says I’m burying my head in the sand?
Let me ask you something. Were you this panicked when SARS and Swine Flu were all the rage? Because I remember back then, those were going to kill us all.
The current media reaction to this is shameful.
You can believe that, or not, that's on you. This is much worse than you are acknowledging. Get past your fear of this and start planning for what comes next.