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7 minutes ago, tk2fast said:

You are right. The CDC in the USA have only tested a small number of people. When they do ramp up testing IMO we will see thousands already infected.

 

We still plan on going in 5 weeks unless Princess cancels. 

I agree. In parts of China now they are swabbing mouths of people in their car coming into towns 

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2 hours ago, travellovers2 said:

This is an article from a couple that was on the Diamond Princess. It definitely makes you want to put travel plans on hold and wait until this virus is no longer a threat. 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/28/scenes-coronavirus-quarantine/?fbclid=IwAR1lSsjBY1XK4L6uvdb5acjEow6NFKeZQ0A4RDXxuJngyVSIPt-j2AausUI

She's an author and she did what she does best: drew you in.😀

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4 hours ago, Mackenzie1 said:

 

Yes, thank you for your thoughts. With the CDC now advising against nonessential travel to Italy, I'm sure Princess is aware that something needs to be done.  

 

It makes no sense that the CDC are advising this for the whole of Italy when the outbreak is currently only in the north of the country.  For example, parts of Switzerland, Monaco, France, Austria etc. are much closer to where the outbreak is happening than Rome/Civitavecchia yet there are no advisories against travel to those destinations. 

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On 2/24/2020 at 8:24 AM, CarelessAndConfused said:

Is 14 days really enough?  Shouldn't Princess up it to 30-90 days?  It seems like they still don't have any firm conclusions on incubation period, how long someone can spread the virus, etc.

 

Why not make it a year? If it is a 90 day incubation  everyone is going to get this because it will unstoppable. You would need to carry this quarantine over to planes, buses, trains, work, school - life. There is no way that the world can stop for that long. 

 

 I agree with you that they don't have a firm grip on the incubation period, but seriously how long can you quarantine people? The panic and disruption to  the economy are the true dangers of this disease.

 

I hope that the remdesivir  or something else pans out soon because otherwise this is going to go global and taking a cruise will be exactly as dangerous as going to the store etc..

 

I am not being cavalier when I say, we are going on our cruise in April, I have little or no fear of this virus, but I am young and healthy. I have talked to my father, and he is rightfully going to make any decision as it comes closer to cruise.

 

Get cancel for any reason travel insurance and make your decision as this unfolds.

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, RMMariner said:

 

Why not make it a year? If it is a 90 day incubation  everyone is going to get this because it will unstoppable. You would need to carry this quarantine over to planes, buses, trains, work, school - life. There is no way that the world can stop for that long. 

 

 I agree with you that they don't have a firm grip on the incubation period, but seriously how long can you quarantine people? The panic and disruption to  the economy are the true dangers of this disease.

 

I hope that the remdesivir  or something else pans out soon because otherwise this is going to go global and taking a cruise will be exactly as dangerous as going to the store etc..

 

I am not being cavalier when I say, we are going on our cruise in April, I have little or no fear of this virus, but I am young and healthy. I have talked to my father, and he is rightfully going to make any decision as it comes closer to cruise.

 

Get cancel for any reason travel insurance and make your decision as this unfolds.

 

 

 

 

the major difference is that it will spread  much fast in a compact closed environment like a cruise ship, more so than a stop at a store.

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3 hours ago, jwattle said:

She's an author and she did what she does best: drew you in.😀

She was also a passenger on that ship, relating her experience to those who were not.   The fact that she is a published author does not make her a liar looking to make you believe things that are untrue.

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18 minutes ago, stoneharborlady said:

She was also a passenger on that ship, relating her experience to those who were not.   The fact that she is a published author does not make her a liar looking to make you believe things that are untrue.

I didn't say that she was a liar; however, her writing style is dramatic to say the least.

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16 minutes ago, npcl said:

the major difference is that it will spread  much fast in a compact closed environment like a cruise ship, more so than a stop at a store.

 

How about sporting events, schools, work etc.. My point was that if this disease is going to be everywhere, a cruise will be as dangerous as going to a movie etc. We cannot all just sit in our houses for 90 days or so. 

 

If it spreads everywhere, it will be equally dangerous everywhere. I am not going to worry about it until that time comes. 

 

You can worry yourself to death on this. It is still not as dangerous as many things we have come to live with. Smoking, diabetes etc. will kill many more people than this disease. I cycle a lot, and I know people that have been struck and killed by cars. I haven't thrown my bike out. I have chosen safer routes and practice very defensive cycling. I will do the same with this disease.

 

I worry for my father. Less so for myself. My main concern is that I get it and transfer it to others, and at this point, the common flu is far more dangerous to my children than COV-19 seems to be. 

 

I am going cruising. I am going to see the world. That comes with some risks. I will judge what risks are worth it to me. Each person will have to do that for themselves.

 

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18 minutes ago, RMMariner said:

I agree. 

Problem is there will always be a threat. H1N1, H1N5, SARS, MERS, Zika, HIV, Dengue, penicillin resistant bacteria, chloroquine resistant malaria, Lymes disease, hepatitis, coronavirus, the regular flu, the four other coronaviruses in circulation. The list is endless.

 

I have been hit by cars three times on my bike. All three times I was 100 percent in the right. Each time I escaped serious injury. A friend of mine got necrotising fasciitis playing rugby in Fiji. My wife got dengue in the Cooks. I had ear infections that were resistant to penicillin from diving in Australia. My mother and two of my grandparents died of cancer. I have several relatives (as we all probably do) that have died of heart attacks.

 

You are never totally safe. This disease is worthy of concern, but if you stop living every time something dangerous comes along, you might as well barricade yourself in your basement now. If you do though, don't forget that radon may be coming up through your concrete floor, and it will give you cancer.

 

None of us are getting out of this alive in the end anyways.

 

 

100% agree!!  
We leave for our 32 day S. American cruise this week!💯

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        As I mentioned in a previous posting  in this thread, my DHand I do have a concern about possibly becoming ill from the Corona19 virus,but we are more concerned with travel ramifications that may develop from the disease.  

       The issues of possible quarantine, being ill away from home and possible denied reentry into the US caused us to cancel travel plans that were to take place next week.

        While watching Good Morning America this morning, I was interested in an interview with a doctor who was giving updates about the virus. Apparently,strains of  Corona virus has been  recognized as early as the 1960s and can be the cause of colds. However, the Corona 19 virus is a certain strain that is quite strong and a recent variation of the Corona virus. 

         This information was corroborated when I was speaking to a friend whose son is an infectious disease specialist working in San Francisco on a fellowship. He and his family were planning a vacation to Rome this coming August. He has told his mother that those plans are scrubbed as he does not want his family facing health issues and/or travel ramifications from the Corona 19 virus.

         Travelers must make decisions that are comfortable for their situations. Some will cancel ,others will go ahead with plans. 

         It will be interesting how this latest health crises will play out across the world in the next few months. 

 

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4 minutes ago, MJSailors said:

        As I mentioned in a previous posting  in this thread, my DHand I do have a concern about possibly becoming ill from the Corona19 virus,but we are more concerned with travel ramifications that may develop from the disease.  

       The issues of possible quarantine, being ill away from home and possible denied reentry into the US caused us to cancel travel plans that were to take place next week.

        While watching Good Morning America this morning, I was interested in an interview with a doctor who was giving updates about the virus. Apparently,strains of  Corona virus has been  recognized as early as the 1960s and can be the cause of colds. However, the Corona 19 virus is a certain strain that is quite strong and a recent variation of the Corona virus. 

         This information was corroborated when I was speaking to a friend whose son is an infectious disease specialist working in San Francisco on a fellowship. He and his family were planning a vacation to Rome this coming August. He has told his mother that those plans are scrubbed as he does not want his family facing health issues and/or travel ramifications from the Corona 19 virus.

         Travelers must make decisions that are comfortable for their situations. Some will cancel ,others will go ahead with plans. 

         It will be interesting how this latest health crises will play out across the world in the next few months. 

 

 

I agree with your assessment.....things are going to be really different real soon I suspect for travelers.....Oregon and Washington are each going to close some public schools from the recent cases.....the snowballing impact of this is certainly not something to discount.....I too would rather be home then quarantined on a cruise ship or in a foreign hospital or a hotel.....I am listening to the experts and following their advice!!!

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1 hour ago, jwattle said:

I didn't say that she was a liar; however, her writing style is dramatic to say the least.

I think the experience that everyone on that ship went through was dramatic.  Not being accusatory towards Princess, or any passengers.  I am very happy not to have lived that experience.  Must have been horrible.

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3 hours ago, Jetstreamer said:

 

It makes no sense that the CDC are advising this for the whole of Italy when the outbreak is currently only in the north of the country.  For example, parts of Switzerland, Monaco, France, Austria etc. are much closer to where the outbreak is happening than Rome/Civitavecchia yet there are no advisories against travel to those destinations. 

 

It is just starting.....and nobody seems to know how far, fast and how many people will be infected in Italy alone.......the advisory makes sense to me.....

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To those who say that COVID-19 is no more dangerous than influenza, it is.  A lot. It’s just not yet nearly as widespread, and let’s hope it never is. 
 

But I would never step foot on a cruise ship, or fly for that matter, without getting an annual flu vaccine., which offers me some protection. I am not planning to cruise until COVID-19 either goes away or a vaccine is available. And that doesn’t even consider the ‘quarantine/missed ports’ issues. If I were young and healthy I would still be reluctant to travel right now because of that. 

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