As a hospital based physician, working from home is not an option. My thanks to all the hospital staff who are washing their hands and helping me care for sick kids. The restrictions on visitors will help to decrease large crowd exposure, but every day the team that supports what I do is coming to working and doing what needs to be done. Thank you to the frontline staff - nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, mid-level providers, house keepers, maintenance crew, kitchen crew, pharmacists, staff in clinical offices, and more - YOU ROCK!!
It would be interesting to break down your poll results by age, given the very different risk and mortality rates for older people. https://assets.weforum.org/editor/hAsFgWW2bnT1Iruo5bgJi99ft0HniOfkY00bgvw84to.jpeg
We live in a county with zero cases, though that might have changed while I was typing this sentence. And so it's been living as usual for my family, though with a more vigilant use of hand sanitizer and handshake-free greetings at church. The school board has been great about communicating preparedness plans that, as of yet, have not needed to be put into effect. (A neighboring county's schools have closed for several days for deep cleaning.) I work from home and so haven't had to worry about going into an office, traveling for work, or interacting with customers. My husband's job, however, has been slightly impacted in that, as a "non-essential vendor," he has been denied access to one customer site so far. It's a wait-and-see situation with regard to spring break travel plans to see my parents, both of whom are around 70.
Just returned from a trip that had me on several flights & trains to European cities, as well as subway transport & meetings in hospitals.
I am so happy to be working from home this week. Trying not to touch anything for hours/day is exhausting. Feeling guilty that I was relieved when a conference next week got postponed.