This is fairly long, but you should read this and share this right about now. This is not fearmongering and conspiracy stuff. It’s pure pragmatism.
You can’t prepare when the pandemic is here; that’s not preparing, that’s reacting, and those are different actions.
The article is about why preparing is necessary, and how you, an ordinary citizen, should prepare for the pandemic, including some habits to work on now.
Oh, and if you are thinking that the quarantines and bans are there to stop the spread, and you’re not bothering to read the article because of that, then you definitely should be reading the article now.