The best advice I have as a longtime writer, technical writer, and reader, is that we are in a severe crisis and must act that way.
This includes avoiding other people, staying at home if possible, and following directives of scientists and experts in their respective fields, especially those in public health.
I read Laurie Garrett’s The Coming Plague something like 20 years ago so knew this could happen, just like nuclear war could, or the collapse of the climate, but you never really think it is going to happen.
Friends have been sending me tips like:
Always vigorously wash your hands with soap and water
That the virus can be airborne for a number of hours (I heard about this from a trusted source and read about it here: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/16/who-considers-airborne-precautions-for-medical-staff-after-study-shows-coronavirus-can-survive-in-air.html)
That Vodka or breathing in hot vapour can kill the virus if you have it (this one I got from a trusted friend in London England who spoke with a top virologist there)
Please do not take these tips at face value because I am not a doctor, but I thought I should share them with my, albeit small, readership.
Updates to follow geared for the tech community.