In a first ever, there is talk that the New York City Subway system may shut down due to the virus according to the Wall Street Journal.
The spokesman said ridership on the MTA’s two commuter rail systems, the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, was down 31% and 48%, respectively, during Thursday morning’s rush hour, compared with a similar rush hour last year. The state had 328 confirmed cases of the virus as of Thursday afternoon, including 95 in the city, state officials said. (source)
This is not to say that one should not be careful, but this is very odd.
In addition, I have been receiving reports of other odd behaviors from people concerning this virus that are concerning not because of the illness, but the reaction to it.
It gives one to wonder if we are not seeing simply a reaction to virus, but perhaps a social test being conducted for something greater in the future.