I find it selfish and irresponsible by airlines to encourage travel by dumping prices. Travel should now be limited to what only is absolute neccessary.
The company I work for has banned all international business travel since one week ago.
The only way to stop the virus to further spread and cause a pandemic situation is stop all travel. It will hurt airlines and hotels like crazy but the cost for goverments supporting airlines would be very small comparing to the cost of a serious pandemic.
A little extreme, isn't it? I mean, banning travel completely? I definitely understand the desire by both governments and private citizens to limit it during an event like this. I also get it, it's a new disease so that makes the fear factor higher.
However lets keep things in context.
Globally, ~3300 people die daily from car accidents. Tens of thousands more die daily from other diseases. How many are dying from this, 100 a day? 200?
Living life involves some degree of risk. Should travel be banned because over a million people a year die globally from car accidents?
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