The world can be a dangerous place if you have a condition that makes you more vulnerable than the general population. The newest threat to those people is the coronavirus.
Can the virus be stopped: Stopping the coronavirus spreading is equivalent to trying to stop the ripple effect of a stone after it’s been thrown onto the surface of a lake. That’s not possible, we can only deal with the consequences of the ripple or for those people who believe in time travel. We could go back in time, find the first person who contracted the disease and isolate them for a few years.
Who are more vulnerable: The coronavirus is a danger to people with weakened immune systems and people who have underlying chronic conditions including asthma, lung conditions, diabetes or heart disease. These people need to isolate themselves against catching the virus.
Everybody else will recover from the virus, some people will take longer than others depending on how severe their reaction is to the virus, however, they will survive.
Perfect solution: In a perfect world everybody who’s fit enough to handle the virus would be injected with the virus and then given the time off they need to fight it and recover. The vulnerable would isolate themselves during this period and then within a short period of time everybody could get back to living their lives without encountering the fear that’s currently circulating its way around the globe.
Real solution: However, we do not live on a perfect world so people need to take responsibility for their actions. They need to be aware of the vulnerable people they interact with and respect their need to isolate themselves at this time because they will not forgive themselves if they find out later it was them who transmitted the virus that left them in critical condition.
I’ll leave you with a famous quote that’s as true today as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow.
“Respect everybody’s right to life.” ~Anon