Apparently the world is sitting on the edge of a global pandemic that will wipe out society as we know it, that’s at least according to the media and its reporting of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Southern China. To date, the virus has killed 26 people to date. To put this into context (there’s that word again) yesterday on average 3,287 people were killed in road accidents worldwide and a staggering 46,575 died from some form of cardiovascular disease. Despite this, I bet you many people went out and bought a mask to wear, cancelled travel plans and generally threw themselves into a panic. Yet they still got in the car to go and buy a burger and chips for dinner.
If you live your life according to what the media tell you is important then you only have yourself to blame for the state it is in.