This is a challenging situation for all of us. It is almost as though the rapid spread of a virus is reminding us painfully of how interconnected all of us human beings on this planet are. Perhaps we can use this reminder to improve the ways in which we connect to ourselves, other people and the world at large.
The human spirit is strong and has survived through horrendous challenges at countless moments throughout history: the plague, the Spanish flu, many wars and so on. At times in the past people have thought: life will never be good again, we are doomed, everything is always going to be terrible. And people have bounced back, sometimes having learned painful but useful lessons.