A virus is a smart little entity and knows how to find hosts, multiply and make humans really sick.
Typically, going back in history, did not most of these virus epidemics or pandemics that caused upper respiratory disease start in large human populated areas ? [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome ]
Of most types of (zoonotic) infections (animal to human) the swine flu outbreak has also been devastating. World wide.
As with most such viral outbreaks where animal virus can pass to humans, these significant zoonotic pathogens may also be a result of deliberate cross contamination of viral matter in laboratories. The next article is a wake-up call and reminding us how vulnerable we as humans are facing another pandemic:
How to survive ? Well humans are just another category of ‘social animals’, needing contact. Large cities are a breeding ground for human contact.
And any virus – new or old – is a happy pathogen causing deadly diseases often via bacterial infections. As said before, find the best way to fight stereotype herding behavior and maintain a healthy lifestyle. A few of us will survive, even older people, especially older people, but how to survive financial disaster afterwards, that is another story.
One person’s opinion from the New York Times [ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/opinion/tech-companies-covid.html ]