As the novel Coronavirus - now named COVID-19 continues it spread across the globe all should be cautious but not panicked. The media tells us it has a high mortality rate of 3.4% but in reality the mortality rate is much lower because the 80% or more of people infected do not become seriously ill - and probably believe they have a cold or the flu. This 80% of the population does not go to a physician, and they spontaneously recover so they are not being counted. For now Kansans should practice good hygiene and wash their hands for 20 seconds. No cases have been reported here to date. Do not travel to places effected by the virus and have a work policy of stay home if you are sick. Do not put your life on hold just be thoughtful on travel and hygiene. For more on COVID-19 visit The DO.