Don’t panic.

These are the two most important words to remember. There is no cause for alarm. The chances of you or someone you know contracting the virus remain extremely small. Though you probably will contract the virus at some point.

Wash your hands. These are the three most important words to remember. We know we just said that don’t panic were the two most important words. But, if there were five words to remember, it would be those five.

While you are not panicking, take the time to wash your hands again. It’s a simple thing we all do every day. And that doesn’t have to change. Except for the number of times you do it. If you wash your hands, say, an average of five times a day, keep doing that. But add an additional thirty to forty times a day. It’s that simple. There’s no magic number. But close to fifty is a good place to be. And don’t worry if you do it less than that. Though chances are good that if you do it less than that you will contract the most serious strain of the virus, which can result in death.

Again. What are the two to five words we must remember? Don’t panic wash your hands. That’s really all you need to know.

A lot. Let’s add the words “a lot.” Wash your hands more than you ever thought a person could wash his or her hands. Even if your hands start to bleed. Which they will. It is perfectly normal and not a cause for concern if the backs of your hands begin to get dry or crack or bleed profusely. That’s fine. There’s no law that says you can’t walk around with bloody hands.

This isn’t complicated. Some have made it sound complicated, but it’s not. Except for the complication of us having no idea where the next breakout area will be. But you don’t have to worry. It’s a big country. Though it does look like the next major outbreak will be very close to where you are right now.

If you follow these seven simple words—don’t panic wash your hands a lot never leave your home (let’s add those four)—you will in all probability be fine, even though you will likely contract the virus but will have little memory of contracting it owing to your fever, loss of consciousness, and complete inability to use any part of your body.

How much should you not feel the need to panic? This much: you don’t need a face mask. Think about that. Think about how safe you are if you can walk around without a face mask. And the reason is that a face mask does absolutely nothing but make you look silly. And by “walk around” we mean walk around your home, not outdoors, which without a mask would be akin to suicide.