The industries to be hit by the virus scare include: tourism, air-travel, cruises, eating out, hotels and others that many take to be causes of pollution and global warming. Consumption is expected to decrease. It is certainly an ill wind for some.
The idea that it is OK to work and live in other places without sharing the same risks as the locals jars. It seems odd to expect your government to rescue you from the consequences of your decision to go to other countries.
Lastly, huge earthquakes, wars and even car crashes are killing many more than this virus. If you live in Wuhan, you are entitled to feel differently.