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  1. Masks are worn to prevent sick people from breathing, spitting (accidentally), or sneezing on other people. This is why it is common for sick people in Asian countries like Japan to wear surgical masks. If you are wearing a mask to prevent someone from sneezing on you and it getting in your mouth, you may wish to purchase full face masks to protect your eyes instead. These can be reused and come with a handy hard hat in many cases. Or just wear a motorcycle helmet which will also stop you from touching your face.
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/uk-coronavirus-crisis-to-last-until-spring-2021-and-could-see-79m-hospitalised UK coronavirus crisis 'to last until spring 2021 and could see 7.9m hospitalised' OK folks, guess this means everyone should stay home in isolation for the next 18 months and then we can go back to normal.
  3. That is direct transmission. Airborne is carried on the air and transmits across MILES, not 6 feet.
  4. Or remember to treat this like any other flu and wash your hands with soap and water instead of hiding in your homes and counting toilet paper. Yes, the .7% mortality rate is a concern, and for those people that are high risk they should avoid other people. FOr the majority of the population, there really isn't a lot you can do to avoid this. Do you go to work with other people? Do you ride the still operational NYC subway system? When this hysterical panic is over, Mom & Pop places, hotels, restaurants, other small venues, will have gone out of business from lack of patronage. Big corporations will happily close in and take over their market share. Meanwhile, those working jobs and living paycheck to paycheck will go to work, or they won't get paid and probably lose their jobs. The hospitality industry is the 5th largest industry in the US employment, while wholesale and retail industry is the 2nd largest industry employment. This panic is doing exactly what several groups want, destroying the US economy in a manner that it may take years to recover. It also may force the November election to be put on indefinite hold due to a state of national emergency.
  5. And yet it is most likely that people going to work sick are going to be the greatest spreaders of this virus, just like with the flu.
  6. WDW was actually built with that in mind as part of their tax incentives. And putting them in arenas and conference centers would be a terrible idea. While they may have decent ventilation, they have decent ventilation, without medical filters. Unless we know exactly how long the virus can survive outside a host the facility would have to be shut down until that was determined to be clear. Or replace the entire duct work system.
  7. WDW FL is already set up for conversion in to military use at any time. I think it is funny some of the reactions to this. CA bans any large gatherings that don't generate large tax amounts, but the parks can stay open and have people intermix just fine. Disney closes and the Governor's office says that they never meant to ruin people's vacations and for the parks to close. NY bans gatherings of people that don't generate any tax fees, but leaves open the entire NYC subway system intermixing 1 million + a day to spread any diseases. The fear mongering is so evident in how places are reacting to this.
  8. Because people are going to travel no matter how much fear mongering that there is. And NYC doesn't want to lose billions of dollars in revenue and basically stop everyone from going to work by shutting down all transit stations. You have a choice, go on a cruise with 5000 people, 1 of whom MAY have the virus. And spend a lot of time around the same people. OR You can stay in NYC and travel the transit system with 1,000,000 PLUS different people every day, any one of whom may be infected. Statistically which do you think is more likely to expose you to the virus?
  9. If you cancel prior to the port closing they would have no requirement to do anything other than FCC as that was the case when you canceled.
  10. 20 million deaths is .7% of roughly 285 million people, with is roughly 90% of 327 million people living in the US. The .7% number is based off the number of deaths scientists are attributing to the virus outside China. Or do you mean to use the 3.4% number that WHO used to describe it that people took out of context? https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24532733-700-why-is-it-so-hard-to-calculate-how-many-people-will-die-from-covid-19/
  11. With a mortality rate of around .7% 20 million deaths means 285 million cases. So if you are estimating that 90% of the country's entire population will get the virus no matter what why are you worried about people going on cruises? I mean, if you plan on being part of the 10% that has zero physical contact with anyone else in any case cruisers don't really matter.
  12. Biggest will be the aft balconies or the forward balconies. Jewel has non-Haven aft suites with really nice balconies, but you do have to contend with the ash from the stacks.
  13. It is scary I know, over 56,000 dead in the US alone for not doing self quarantine at the first sign of illness. I mean really, people should just stay home the second they think that they are even slightly ill and not go to work or leave their homes at all. The flu this year has killed so many people. Anyone who went outside over the last few months is just so inconsiderate, let alone ANYONE who dared to go on any sort of winter vacation. Those bastards just wanted to kill grandparents by getting the flu and bringing it home. Oh, and there is this new virus that has killed just over 4,000 people on the entire planet so far that people are freaking out about. I don't understand that at all.
  14. They have shifted a lot of their pricing back to more normal in anticipation of people canceling and rebooking. Yesterday our balcony cabin was $635pp, today it is $989pp, $10 less than we paid for it and not worth being on hold to get a credit, let alone cancel and rebook.
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