In Edinburgh, meanwhile, it's very much the 'Nicola and Covid Show' - a freakishly popular daytime soap opera that has pushed 'Scotland's Cause' off the schedules completely and seems set to run for years.
Once a potentially lethal virus enters the human population - even in a single instance of infection - the only way to prevent a pandemic is for immediate global self-isolation by every individual.
The good news is that, as yet, nobody is using the coronavirus outbreak as a pretext for launching a war. Although I have to qualify that by stating that I haven't been following Donald Trump's Twitter feed today. Or ever, for that matter.