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coronavirus and products if you are nervous

Since Fuji seems to have a lot of stuff coming from China or at least assembled there or even manufactured there and there are some lenses that are certainly made in China for Fuji cameras, I generally felt worried about what is the possibility of the disease coming along on a Chinese product. Apparently that is a question that is not that unusual so the CDC has answered it to the best of their ability and I will share it here if anyone is as creeped out about this thing as I am...Bottom line is apparently...not that bad; From the CDC:

Q: Am I at risk for COVID-19 from a package or products shipping from China?

A: There is still a lot that is unknown about the newly emerged COVID-19 and how it spreads. Two other coronaviruses have emerged previously to cause severe illness in people (MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV). The virus that causes COVID-19 is more genetically related to SARS-CoV than MERS-CoV, but both are betacoronaviruses with their origins in bats. While we don’t know for sure that this virus will behave the same way as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, we can use the information gained from both of these earlier coronaviruses to guide us. In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures. Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods and there have not been any cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods. Information will be provided on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website as it becomes available.

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