Humanity had chance to learn. But often enough we failed to seize the opportunity.
Here we are again. Germany (for example) could have seen what happened in China. There is a big difference between acting panicked and being alert to a situation. Germany is now simply ignoring the situation. Please stay at home? Please work from home? Do avoid public transport? No!
Nothing of that! I predict an unseen raise in cases throughout the next few days and let's say two weeks. Schools and kindergardens stay open. No plan to unschedule soccer games. Humans apparently want to know and learn the hard way. Already now I feel very ashamed for the parts of our population that will suffer the most. Hospitals will be flooded in no time. People that currently think "I am still fine" will see the big awakening. I never would have thought that I would turn into a messenger of doom. But as it stands here and knocks at our doors there's not much positive I can say about our near future.
Well I forgot: 80+% should survive without living through bigger complications. Out of the remaing 20% they will whish we had taken much more precautions to slow down the spread!