Panic won’t help, but neither will downplaying real risks, or making false comparisons with other diseases.Nobody is saying the Wuhan Virus is a hoax, but what is dangerous is spreading panic. If people are sensible and healthy there is no issues. As usual the best and brightest the world has to offer are hard at work and will have a vaccine out in no time I'm sure.
It takes months and months and multiple phases of clinical trials before a vaccine can be approved. Then it has to be manufactured and distributed. A COVID-19 vaccine developed, licensed, and manufactured at a global scale in twelve months would be an unprecedented, remarkable, even revolutionary achievement. No other vaccine has come close to being developed that quickly. A year and a half or more is more likely.