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  1. We too had a cruise to Alaska in May, and we cancelled. If we would have waited one more day, we would have been penalized $200. If you cancel, don't delay. We already got all of our money back.
  2. Do you still stand by that statement - 27 days later? First Brit dies from the coronavirus, he was aboard the Diamond Princess. Fear mongering? I cancelled our cruise to Alaska in May, I'm not willing to chance being sick again from the cruise crud. https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/coronavirus-cases-surge-across-europe-hong-kong-dog-tests-positive-live-updates?utm_campaign=&utm_content=ZeroHedge%3A+The+Durden+Dispatch&utm_medium=email&utm_source=zh_newsletter
  3. Did they find out where it came from? There's a lot of speculation going on.
  4. No, that wasn't the case. My sister knowing that we cruise a lot emailed me and told me about the quarantine on the ship and that their friends were onboard. This was before it hit the news. She emailed me asking for information on the ship, etc. The Diamond Princess was our first ever Princess cruise.
  5. I'm not sure how this happened, but my sister has friends on the Diamond Princess. She emailed me today and said that they were home now (in Texas), and getting ready for another travel vacation. How did that happen? I thought they weren't releasing anyone on the Diamond. I'm quite confused now.
  6. I read in another article by epidemiologists that they believe the corona came from pigs. We just don't know, there's Level 4 biolabs in many places and who knows what they've been mixing together. Did this virus get released from one of those Level 4 labs? Is the sequencing done on this virus? So many variables. WHO is on their way to China finally with the permission of the Chinese government. What took them so long to allow WHO to come? The CDC has been there for at least a couple of weeks now. Too little too late IMHO. I'm waiting for the final word as to how, what, when, and wher
  7. This is when I wish I understood the Chinese language. I'm seeing many videos on Twitter where people are crying, going ballistic because of the lockdown. Some are being dragged out of their homes, and some have never been seen again. Anyone caught reporting what is going on is arrested. It's not so much about the disease, it's about money and saving face. It's hurting the travel industry, restaurants, and people are hoarding. The news eventually gets out one way or another, news these days travels fast. You have to wade through common sense and fake news. It's all coming down to showi
  8. Apples and oranges. Maybe I should have said a carrier of a disease that they infect others but are not affected by it themselves.
  9. I don't believe that it is a Typhoid Mary type of virus. I'm no expert, but like SARs and other coronaviruses, it will have to run its course. This is why they are quarantining people to prevent the spread. I think it's too late to stop it. Don't click on the video below if dead bodies bother you.
  10. It's like sitting in jail or prison waiting for the grim reaper to show up. That's how I'm viewing this.
  11. A lot of what if's. Our President is asking that scientists look into seeing if this virus was a part of bio-warfare. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/white-house-asks-scientists-investigate-origins-coronavirus/story?id=68807304
  12. "We're Totally In The Dark" - Japan Not Doing Enough To Contain Outbreak, 'Diamond Princess' Passengers Warn Summary: Virus death toll surpasses SARS (total: 813) New cases confirmed in UK, Spain, Singapore Passengers aboard 'Diamond Princess' warn authorities aren't doing enough to protect them - and others Officials in Shenzen say they won't block Foxxconn factory reopening
  13. I agree, people right now seem to be in a panic mode. BTW, I don't hate anyone, and don't make the mistake of watching out for yourself and loved ones with avoiding others as hating anyone. It's that evolutionary thing called "self-interest."
  14. But no vaccine for SARs. Corona has now killed more people in 29 days than it did with SARs in several months. Doesn't matter how "excellent" or "world class" you are, when you sandwich millions of people into a small area, eat exotic animals, do not practice good hygiene, stuff happens. SARs, MERs, Ebola, Noro, on and on. Then there's bio-warfare to mix in there.....
  15. In the Diamond Princess video above, people were touching the handrails and had no gloves on. Even with gloves on, you are still transferring the virus from point A to point B and so forth. Probably why they're still seeing people testing positive and some are still carriers but showing no signs of the infection - yet.
  16. Not everyone gets a fever. You can be a carrier and not show any symptoms at all for up to 14 days. This is why it's spreading so fast. People are sick but showing no symptoms. For confirmed 2019-nCoV infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include: Fever Cough Shortness of breath CDC believes at this time that symptoms of 2019-nCoV may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previousl
  17. The Chinese leaders tried to hide the outbreak until it was too late. Millions left Wuhan and that's how it has spread throughout China and beyond. We saw what happened to the doctor who tried to warn the world. Now it's beyond panic time, it's time to make some wise decisions about yourself and family. I got sick on our last cruise to Hawaii 2 days before debarkation. There's no guarantees in this life. DH and I were discussing it last night, and our upcoming Alaskan cruise in May might be our last.
  18. What is the most puzzling is that there have been no reports on the testing of animal samples collected in any epicenters in Wuhan, especially at the Huanan seafood market, to identify what animals might be the host or intermediate hosts of this novel Wuhan coronavirus. An Animal Origin of the Virus https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/mysterious-origin-wuhan-coronavirus
  19. It is way worse than anyone can imagine. There's lots of videos that some Chinese people are posting via VPN to get word out as to what's going on. This virus has past SARs deaths and infections in just 29 days. SARs took months to reach the same level. Some say "well people die from the flu every years - thousands." True, but there's a vaccine for Influenza Type A and B. Type A was given out but it was actually Type B that took over. So, people can get reinfected with Type B. Same as with corona, you can get infected twice. Travel by people is what spreads it. I'm not at all surpris
  20. We have Travel Guard which we always get and pay bucks for it. We got the Gold plan. P.S. I would hold tight on cancelling. We don't know if travel restrictions out of the US and into the US is going to happen. If WHO declares it then your cruise will be cancelled regardless. I don't even know if they have declared it a pandemic yet. It only took 29 days to get to this point for the virus to spread. It took SARs much longer. They cannot stop it, they might slow it down by quarantine, but too little too late. JMHO.
  21. Coronavirus Deaths Hit 806, Surpassing Total From 2003 SARS Outbreak Summary: Officials reported an additional 81 deaths in Hubei on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 806: more than the total from the entire 2002-2003 SARS outbreak WHO reported 31,481 confirmed global cases on Friday, up by 3,000+ cases from Thursday; SCMP says total cases closer to 35k First American citizen has died First Japanese citizen suspected of succumbing to virus
  22. If Princess doesn't cancel, I would go. We were on this same cruise for Thanksgiving. Some people on board had what I call "the cruise cough." If you have no worries about getting sick by all means go. I never plan on getting sick either, but 2 days before getting back into port, I started getting the dreaded cough. The woman in the cabin next to us from the day she boarded the ship until she debarked, she hacked, coughed, and barfed the whole 14 days. Did our cabin steward bring her creeping crud over to our cabin? Despite washing my hands constantly, it wasn't enough. I was laid up f
  23. Never taken an excursion to see the "poverty" in Alaska. Only pristine adventures. Did pass by the dump where we saw hundreds of bald eagles. They're just like gulls, they'll eat anything. I've been to Alaska several times and saw maybe 1 or 2 homeless locals roaming around. You see that everywhere in the States and beyond....like Hawaii for instance.
  24. Passengers on the ship have been asked to stay inside their cabins to prevent new infections, and have expressed confusion and frustration about a quarantine expected to last until February 19. American attorney Matt Smith, 57, and his wife Katherine, are among the luckier passengers, in a suite with their own balcony. But he told AFP that the 14-day quarantine was a “hard pill to swallow.” “My thought is, the greater number they diagnose on the ship, the greater chance they’re going to find some reason to extend the quarantine,” he added. “It’s a little dis
  25. Here's what I occasionally see in the public bathrooms: 1) Saw an Asian woman coughing up phlegm into the sink and spitting it into the sink. She then took a paper towel and wiped up the phlegm then wiped the counter and faucet off with the phlegm paper towel. I asked her W T F are you doing? I reported it to a steward in the buffet. The public restroom was located right outside the buffet. 2) Watch who comes out of the toilet stall and bypasses the sink and goes right out into the public venues. This isn't public restroom, but should be treated like i
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