My opinion has changed on the situation also. Having cancelled travel for this weekend to Geneva (Originally I was going the car show but that got cancelled a few weeks ago) I was very skeptical about the whole situation and thought it was a storm in a teacup.
The situation in Italy is very bad (reports from a friend). They don't have sufficient ventilators to keep everyone (old and sick)who is affected alive so 'choices' are having to be made.
There isn't any immunity at present and there isn't a vaccine as yet.
The self isolate for two weeks being enforced by employers on their staff. This will impact on all aspects of normal life, transport of food and fuel, communication, power distribution etc
Two young members of staff (mid 20's) testing positive at my place of work today. Right in my own back yard as it were.
The length of time this situation will prevail impacting on our day to day lives, holidays. I think we can forget about travelling for a while.
Ultimately this will put not only lives at risk, a significant addition in parallel to normal Flu deaths but will but impact. jobs and economic stability. Its already started on that front.
So having been on the flippant side I am now really concerned on how this situation will all pan out. I think this could be a world changing event but I could be wrong