The first thought when I heard of COVID19, was, "Its in China, it can't affect me. Just like all the other stuff that happens around the world, nothing bad would ever happen to me." But then my isolation was broken.
As a student in California, we were one of the first states to be hit. At first with 1 case, turning into 2, then 4, it rapidly grew. Soon school districts started to close, and at our school, they mandated washing of hands and took many precautionary measures. The actual repercussions of the disease were started to be seen. With 1 death in or county, I began to become very concerned.
Thinking about it, the most rational way to fight the disease is to isolate each other (as seen in China), so that no other people get contaminated, and let it die out. This, though logical, is very hard to enforce in real life due to 2 reasons
Overall, its a very scary experience, but fun because I now get extra time to work on many of my side projects and have a ton of fun on the way!
A cool thing I made is corona.neelr.dev which allows you to view realtime COVID19 statistics!