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Travel Fears

Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:24 pm

With this Coronavirus going around, is there a fear of catching it on a domestic flight? I have some trips to take between now and Fall, and I'm wondering what passengers are thinking.
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enilria
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Re: Travel Fears

Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:30 pm

Many people are afraid of everything at this point. Are you afraid to go to a bar? Are you afraid to go to a restaurant? I'd say it is not much more dangerous than sitting next to a person at a bar for a couple of hours.
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Re: Travel Fears

Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:31 pm

you mean are you scared of catching the flu?
 
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Re: Travel Fears

Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:36 pm

CALMSP wrote:
you mean are you scared of catching the flu?


COVID-19 is NOT flu, stop spreading misinformation.
 
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Re: Travel Fears

Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:37 pm

You pay your money, you take your chances. No one lives forever.

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Re: Travel Fears

Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:40 pm

bgm wrote:
CALMSP wrote:
you mean are you scared of catching the flu?


COVID-19 is NOT flu, stop spreading misinformation.


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Re: Travel Fears

Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:43 pm

I hate flying. I love the aviation industry. I love watching passenger liners come and go from any airport. The sounds, the smells, the tail colors... everything. I hate the thought of slamming into the ground at 600+ MPH. Which is near the bottom of things that will happen if I get on a flight. It is more likely that I will catch someone else's sick from any flight. Not just now with the Covid going around but on any flight. If I had a reason to fly, I would do it. I would still be more concerned with flying through bad weather. And I know I would get through it safely and be healthy on the other end.
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Re: Travel Fears

Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:46 pm

I think you will be completely safe taking a domestic flight. You couldn't pay me to get on a cruise ship right now though.
 
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Re: Travel Fears

Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:57 pm

bgm wrote:
CALMSP wrote:
you mean are you scared of catching the flu?


COVID-19 is NOT flu, stop spreading misinformation.


the symptoms are the same, the difference is cause of one specific virus or caused by several. So, not spreading misinformation.
 
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Re: Travel Fears

Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:32 pm

Unless you are elderly or unhealthy I wouldn’t worry about it until cases sky rocket.
 
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Re: Travel Fears

Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:57 pm

CALMSP wrote:
bgm wrote:
CALMSP wrote:
you mean are you scared of catching the flu?


COVID-19 is NOT flu, stop spreading misinformation.


the symptoms are the same, the difference is cause of one specific virus or caused by several. So, not spreading misinformation.


The misinformation part is leaving out the fact that the COVID-19 death rate is 10x the ordinary flu death rate.

If you're young and healthy, go for it. Just stay away from your older friends and relatives - at least until the health care system has a chance to recover from the initial spike.
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Re: Travel Fears

Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:15 am

CALMSP wrote:
the symptoms are the same, the difference is cause of one specific virus or caused by several. So, not spreading misinformation.


The symptoms are absolutely not the same. The flu does not cause sudden respiratory failure in people who seemed healthy hours before, for one thing.

What you're spreading is absolutely dangerous. All the things people say about anti-vaxxers apply to your attitude as well, but moreso right now because this is an acute emergency. (And it is, officially, an emergency.)
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