The coronavirus is indeed a serious concern. (There have been other strains of virus in the past also very serious and causing many deaths). Just yesterday there were 240 "new" deaths (ie deaths occurring that day) in China - marking the largest death toll from this virus in any 24 hour period (doubling the previous high). Some people may be over-reacting in response, but others are not taking the situation serious enough too. There are now some confirmed cases where people who have been in quite strict isolation for 20 days (i.e. after travelling through an infected area) have developed the virus at the end of, or even after 20 days.
The Spanish flu in 1918-1920 caused millions of deaths (very difficult to estimate the exact death toll due to so many variables, including detection, confusion and even hiding stats from self/other countries during the end of WW1 / The Great War, due to the psychological impact on own population and other countries).
I am sad for the people who have died, the many many suffering, and of course those who have lost friends and family to this disease.. as well as some of the consequences, e.g. some racism towards people of Asian appearance or origin.
What this means for photography - in many ways is not 'hugely meaningful' - but is still significant. There are many electronic components of cameras (and lenses) made in China, and indeed, some assembly of gear is also conducted in China... as well as other parts of the supply chain.
It has already delayed certain manufacturing processes (of electronic and photographic products).
I'm not being flippant here, but hopefully the coronavirus situation will stabilise, people will get better soon... and, if its at all possible - the production of photography gear can resume.
Most importantly, though - is that people can recover, and effective treatment can be administered (and hopefully a vaccine can be developed and administered in a timely fashion too).
I look forward to seeing / reading / hearing more details of the R5, and ultimately testing it, and deciding if I will buy it in due course.
But in the meantime, I'm very thankful to be healthy, and I pray for all those affected. And I will take photos and appreciate using / enjoying with my existing gear (with that usually being the 80D and a variety of lenses, and at times the M5 too).