In addition, it can spread before one even has symptoms. That is unlike most other outbreaks where authorities have good cause to quarantine people. There are already probably way more cases than the authorities even can keep track of.
Get ready: But surgical masks. Lots of hand sanitiser. Cancel travel plans. Buy lots of can ex food. And get ready for a massive stock market crash. This is one of those situations where it is okay to panic. This is the real deal.