Do you mean the Japanese government and /or Diamond Princess should have put the passengers into the hospital? I think there is a logistic problem. Currently, not many countries are equipped to handle thousands of patients with highly contagious disease. There is a shortage of proper medical equipment and facilities to address the new and not well understood virus. I do not think Japan has enough hospital beds in isolated units. Even if they do, their medical system and resources would be overwhelmed, and they would not be able to serve their own people. I do not even want to go to the possibility of local residents protesting against putting these patients in their neighborhood buildings.I think the 14 day period is fine, but a cruise ship was NOT equipped to handle hospital level quarantine. They should have evacuated the ship and put them into hospitals 2 weeks ago, I'm guessing it wouldn't have spread so much.
As an aside, cruise ships are one of the filthiest things in general, so its no wonder (to me) that this spread like wildfire throughout.
Good for youNo need to panic in the US. I'm Chinese and we still dine out at different Chinese restaurants at least 6X per week. I'm not gonna be a hermit b/c of this virus.
I don't think they would intentionally wipe that amount of money off share prices in three days without reason, having said that, the stock market reacts in a volatile way to all kinds of things.Or. They are expecting most to feed into the panic.....
The point is that due to the mass hysteria, people are already reacting with their wallets so you are echoing what I said.I don't think they would intentionally wipe that amount of money off share prices in three days without reason, having said that, the stock market reacts in a volatile way to all kinds of things.
I know in Australia with the travel bans we have, we are already facing a severe impact on things like tourism and that is having a major impact on our economy.
We had severe bush/wild fires, then floods and now our major source of tourism is in trouble....
I heard on the Howard Stern show how some people are avoiding Chinese food restaurants because of this and I thought that was crazy!!No need to panic in the US. I'm Chinese and we still dine out at different Chinese restaurants at least 6X per week. I'm not gonna be a hermit b/c of this virus.
This is good to hear. I’m still second guessing my trip bc of all the logistics of potential complications.My girlfriend's husband is a virologist in NYC.
I asked if her DH is working on this, and how bad it really is.
She said, (her words) "yes, he has meetings about it everyday.....basically if you are healthy...it will just be like a bad case of the flu....you won't die.....just wash your hands ALOT."
Luckily the virus doesn't live well in the heat. And they dont have a lot of air conditioning.It will be interesting to see if it gets to Africa....
Lyra I am sorry to hear that. It sounds miserable. People seem to do fine as long as they can remove the fluid from their lungs, it is just that they need good hospital care for that. There was massive panick here several weeks ago as the infection numbers began to rise -- the advice we got was that if someone starts to cough shove a surgical mask on them and also disinfect everything, including toilets very regularly. No-one eats or touches their face without washing their hands. I guess we havent needed this advice, as they got it under control here very fast. But I am going to the US in several days time, and this is how we will be handling the trip for sure.I'm not healthy, I'm immuno-compromised. I feel like someone in my family will get this at some point, and then maybe I'm a goner, I don't know. My husband travels for a living. My youngest daughter commutes to downtown Toronto daily. These factors are what put us at risk. I just stay home most of the time.
I hope it will be as contained as SARS was years ago. I am not stocking up on anything, no point. We don't really do runs on stores in Canada.