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How can I protect myself from getting infected by the new Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)? Does wearing a medical mask helps in keeping away this Novel Coronavirus?

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With all the news about people dying from the new Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), it almost seem like something out of the movie "Contagion" (year 2011), where many people were dying from the infectious flu. Because this is an actual deadly virus flu which can kill people quickly, I am quite worried about what life is going to be like, wearing a mask everywhere I go.

I don't quite like the idea of wearing medical mask and breathing through it for 8 to 10 hours everyday. It makes me feel like we are living in Planet Mars and we need the mask to survive or else we could all perish. Although there are very few people infected with this coronavirus in Canada, but the thought that this virus spreads like wild fires and there are still no cure for the infected people, is a cause for big concern.

Businesses in Canada especially malls, restaurants, stores and other usually crowded public spaces are quite deserted these days, due to fears of this novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). We haven't come to the stage where anyone seen coughing and sneezing will be taken for quarantine but if this novel coronavirus were to really take roots in Canada, people seen coughing sneezing could be taken away for quarantine for 14 days or more.

I do have a very strong immune system according to my family physician, i actually have an overactive immune system which causes me to have unknown hives. My body even reacts to harmless food in the form of food allergy like Milk, Seafood, Eggs, Eggplant, Beef and Nuts. Now, with this strong immune system in a body, is it possible for someone to fight off this deadly novel coronavirus?

If someone is indeed infected with this novel coronavirus, what is the best way to survive this flu infection? Are there any cure or vaccines as of yet? Who is at risk of developing severe illness from being infected by this virus?
asked in Saint - Jean - Sur - Richelieu by Yanny

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