I’m not qualified to make any medical or epidemiological predictions, but here are some linguistic predictions:
1. When the Oxford English Dictionary choose their Word of the Year for 2020, it will be “self-isolate”.
2. In the next few weeks, there will be lots and lots of online articles with titles such as “10 top tips for self-isolating” and “15 great Netflix choices when self-isolating” and “How self-isolating taught me more about self-care /silence /friendship /cooking /prayer /sleep /relaxation /insert-something-else-relevant-to-particular-publication”.