I am not related to the medical field, but there is a lot of misinformation / excess information regarding the wuhan virus, here are a few primers from a layman's perspective.
What is a vaccine?
A vaccine is a preparation of the entity that has a potential to cause harm in weakened state. Simply put, you infect yourself with a "cheap" version of the entity that directs the body to kill the natural version if you encounter it.
What is SARS?
SARS or the severe acute respiratory syndrome was observed in 2003 in china (where else?).
a high temperature (fever)
extreme tiredness (fatigue)
loss of appetite
After these symptoms, the infection will begin to affect your lungs and airways (respiratory system), leading to additional symptoms, such as:
a dry cough
an increasing lack of oxygen in the blood, which can be fatal in the most severe cases
So it was cured by vaccination, right?
There's currently no cure for SARS, but research to find a vaccine is ongoing.
A person suspected of having SARS should be admitted to hospital immediately and kept in isolation under close observation.
Treatment is mainly supportive, and may include:
assisting with breathing using a ventilator to deliver oxygen
antibiotics to treat bacteria that cause pneumonia
high doses of steroids to reduce swelling in the lungs
What about ribavirin, the antiviral wunderkid?
Ribavirin / tribavirin are ineffectual at treating SARS. They are used for treating other viral infections like hepatitis C.
What is the relation between SARS 2003 and Wuhan virus?
The official name of the Wuhan virus is the SARS-cov-2. It is considered to be a strain of the 2003 variant.https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-020-0695-z
The Coronaviridae Study Group (CSG) of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, which is responsible for developing the classification of viruses and taxon nomenclature of the family Coronaviridae, has assessed the placement of the human pathogen, tentatively named 2019-nCoV, within the Coronaviridae. Based on phylogeny, taxonomy and established practice, the CSG recognizes this virus as forming a sister clade to the prototype human and bat severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses (SARS-CoVs) of the species Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus, and designates it as SARS-CoV-2.
What is a corona virus?
Simply put, when observed under a mocroscope, it has crown like protusions (actually protein spikes), hence the popular image.
What is n-coronavirus?
n is for novel(or new).
What is the manner of death on contracting it?
Reports are few, but by all indications you drown in your fluids.
What is a cytokine storm?
Cytokines are a diverse group of small proteins that are secreted by cells for the purpose of intercellular signaling and communication. Specific cytokines have autocrine, paracrine, and/or endocrine activity and, through receptor binding, can elicit a variety of responses, depending upon the cytokine and the target cell. Among the many functions of cytokines are the control of cell proliferation and differentiation and the regulation of angiogenesis and immune and inflammatory responses.
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a common consequence of a cytokine storm in the lung alveolar environment and systemic circulation and is most commonly associated with suspected or proven infections in the lungs or other organs (121). In humans, ALI is characterized by an acute mononuclear/neutrophilic inflammatory response followed by a chronic fibroproliferative phase marked by progressive collagen deposition in the lung (Fig. 2) (reviewed in reference 96). Pathogen-induced lung injury can progress into ALI or its more severe form, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), as seen with SARS-CoV and influenza virus infections.
What are the common symptoms of the Wuhan virus?
Scratchiness of throat, permanent nasal blockage, diarrhoea, fever. Though, even people displaying no symptoms can be carriers infecting others, or find themselves suddenly collapsing.
Are there strains of the Wuhan virus?
Yes they are, at the least 2 referred to as the "L" and the "S" strain, the L strain is more contagious than the S.
Should I pop ibuprofen like a champ?
NO, use only paracetamol, do not take ibuprofen, aspirin, for some reason they make the case worse.
What about Vitamin C?
There have been cases of treating with high dosages of vitamin C, but the amount required is too high, the recommended intake is approx 70 mg/day for adults. Take the entire bottle and your urine will come out brighter than the sun, though sticking to the daily schedule may be better than nothing.
....What are the common methods of fighting wuhan virus?
People are treating with hiv and malrial medications, specifically chloroquine, in some places the testing has moved to in-vitro testing.
Does that mean that the vaccine will be available on my supermarket shelf by next week?
Probably not. Vaccines take a long time to test, bear in mind this is something you are wilfully injecting into your body, its effects must be fully studied. At the least, 12-18 months are reqiured. Also, it may be a once in a lifetime shot like polio, or an annual pilgrimage to your local medic.
Will these be available at affordable or freedom prices?
If the vaccines are done, can I come out of this unscathed?
Doubtful, by some indications you are rendered infertile, and your lungs are permanently scarred. In other words your lung capacity is permanently reduced.
What is flattening the curve?
With every instance of x, the component of y should remain constant. IOW, suppose you have 100 cases on day 1 , 500 on day 2, 6000 on day 3, the infrastructure in not equipped to deal with this, it would be better if the same number of people are being admitted; it also means that it is expected that a vast majority is infected, though the effects will be displayed later.
What is herd immunity?
With all the available data, the only desperate gambit. It means that people will be affected, but they will gain immunity to different strains, hopefully catching the mildest one, the number of casualties are expected to be high.
Once again, not related to medicine in any way, form your own decisions.