{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Thoughts on the coronavirus? At what point does travel and sharing airplane air with people become a concern?", "post_id": "5e2b7fb326954e0024eb7460", "reply_count": 22, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "5af0f2b1132f350013acdc55", "bowl_name": "Travel Recommendations", "feed_type": "bowl" }
null

Thoughts on the coronavirus? At what point does travel and sharing airplane air with people become a concern?

likehelpful
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

About to be in a plane and also want to know. Seems bad.

likehelpful

Like SARS, this virus is a media sensation. That may be a good thing if it spurs the right risk mitigations; for most it currently bears watching but not worrying.

But for your average person in most of the world, getting the flu remains a greater risk. And influenza has killed more people in the US than this coronavirus has in China.

like

That’s what I’m saying!!

like

It’s no joke and should definitely be taken seriously as an infectious disease. That being said tho, ~500 people in China have died so far in a country of over one billion. As a comparison, last year there were nearly 80,000 deaths from the flu in the US alone.

So take standard precautions, wear a mask if you’re that worried, and practice good hand hygiene. You’ll be fine. Safe travels :)

like

Think it’s safe for me to go to Hong Kong right now? Have a flight then to Thailand?

like

Are you spending any time in Hong Kong other than airport transit? I’m transiting through China as well and will just be wearing a mask and using alcohol wipes

Trying to decide if I should book a flight to Hong Kong for end of March or hold off to see how crazy this thing gets. Parents are giving me hell for even thinking about it. Part of me says book it and worry about canceling later via trip insurance.

like

Ehhh I’d skip HK

I noticed a few more people with masks this week but overall it was normal.

like

After the worst stomach flu on top of head / sinus cold, I turned into that person who uses Clorox / germ cleaning wipes on the airplane and hotel room.

It's already a concern. Do we know how deadly this disease is yet? You can't really compare it to the flu since it's a new strain of coronavirus. Not sure how deadly it will become once it's full-on pandemic. But for now, it's right to try to stop the coronavirus from spreading and cure the people who have it. I'm not calling for mass hysteria, but of course it's a concern! We potentially have another "flu" equivalent that causes pneumonia to stick around for the ages. I don't like the sound of it. If it transmits easily in the air, you bet I'm going to ask you to cough into a sleeve if I see you sneeze into the air.

Related Posts

Has anyone else found a shortcut to getting the Covid vaccine? I’m in Clark County in Nevada, and about 2 weeks ago, I went to the nearby Walgreens to ask about the vaccine, if I could get it even though I was only 62. The next thing i knew, the young lady in the pharmacy was handing me paperwork to fill out. About 40 minutes later, I got dose 1 of the Pfizer vaccine! I’m going to call the same store to set up the appointment for dose 2 since it’s easier than going online.

like

Can you upgrade delta tickets purchased using the companion pass ?

like

In the spirit of collaboration, I’m considering frameworks on business planning our ways out of covid. What do you all think of the following:
Storm / Form / Perform / Norm (ctnd)

like

Asking for a friend - they have a valid OPT, no job and expired student visa! They want to travel out of the country! Crazy or is it okay owing to the valid OPT?

like

Choose one (1) of the following to save: Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite OR Delta Gold Medallion

like

travel codes for hotel stays

like

Hello, I am looking for a referral at United Airlines for data analyst role. Please help!!

like

How is everyone staying motivated nowadays? Personally, over the last 1.5 year, I’ve gone from being really hardworking and wanting to go the extra mile to being so indifferent. Not sure if it’s WFH, anxiety caused by COVID, or some other reason, but am having an extremely hard time staying motivated and find even the smallest of tasks such a pain to do. I am also aware that being employed is a blessing given today’s environment, but am struggling to motivate myself.

likefunny

Why does the ORD-EWR flight have an unusually large populous of unusually bored/sad/indifferent Indian men

like

I’m doing it! Traveling outside of the US for the first time in my life to solo travel in Japan for 2 weeks. I don’t speak a single word, what are your food/sights/event/hotel recommendations

like

Do I still need to get travel insurance for my flight if I have CSR?

like

Any credit card recommendations for living in NYC? Moving in with my SO and we’re going to get a shared card to split living expenses.

like

Bed to seat 4D in 45 minutes including 25 min Lyft to Terminal A United at EWR 👋🏽👍🏽🙏🏽💃🏻💃🏻 (showered last night)

like

How many hours of sleep do you typically get on Sunday nights before a flight?

like

Anyone flown this United Business class before? From NRT to ORD. Looks so crappy

Post Photo
like

How has work flexibility at your firm changed since covid? How are you using your time off in creative ways?

like

Thoughts on Holland & hart? Any insight about if they’re allowing wfh post covid?

like

I really need an airport with a centurion lounge. Logan sucks. And united come on where is Polaris already?

like

If you test positive for COVID-19, quarantining is imperative- but staying away from family members is really hard. How do you explain this to patients?

like

Additional Posts

Lived in MA for 9/12 of the 2020 tax year, but office was located in NYC - I want to hire a tax professional who can help explain how it all works / file my taxes correctly. How much does one typically cost and feel free to PM any recommendations.

like

Is it common for ux ui design positions to ask for a design test before getting hired? I just finished a design test that took me 12 hours. I was given 24 hours to work on it before presenting it. And boy.....

like

Anyone (specifically males) suffer from clinical depression? It's heavily affecting my work now that workload has grown. Starting medication but I think I should open up to mgmt. Advice appreciated

like

Favorite docu style directors and production companies ?

like

Sometimes I get so tired of this rat race and think how amazing it could be to have a husband and not worry about breadwinning for my whole family. And then I think that I haven’t seen examples of really happy marriages and husbands supporting wifes’ families… And then I’m back to thinking I’m better off alone. And I need only my green card and to continue decently earning and my health to last long enough until I can exit to the industry. Why did we even get to choose? Are housewives happier?

like

best resources to learn financial modeling/fp&a?

like

Interviewing for Covingtons Tech Trans group tomorrow. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks everyone!

like

What is the best men crossfit shoe you would recommend?

like

No airport has better shoe shining than CLT.

like

When the only person on the conference call dozes off and starts snoring loudly and there are 15 people in the conference room listening to him. #embarrassment #careerlimitingmove

like

For those that were successful in getting to M7, did you use the help of an admissions consultant/coach? Where did you see the most benefit?

like

An interviewer mentions that they've spoken with one of my superiors by name. It was complimentary, but unprofessional to reveal. Deal breaker b/c it's ethically questionable?

like

What’s the raise % and bonus % at EY ?

like

At 2 years out of undergrad, is it ok to keep some college-related stuff on my resume (high profile internship, teaching assistant, tutor, etc)?

like

Anyone know anything about salary and culture working in-house for Dell?

like

What stocks are you putting your stim package into?

like

I left big law 12 years ago for more sanity. Started my own firm, in Charlotte NC which now has 10 lawyers. I am constantly looking for great lawyers who are looking for a dramatic work culture change and willing to make less in exchange for a more sane and healthy work life. Where and how do I find all the associates on this thread who might fit the bill? I hear so many people wanting what my firm offers...where are y’all when I put ads on linked in?????

like

Any copywriting fishies interested in teaming up for the young lions competition?

Insights on SSI Strategy? Can anyone provide any insights they may have on this firm? Compensation, Culture, WLB, etc. Would likely be looking at Sr Consultant or possibly EM levels. Thanks!

like

Anyone willing to offer a referral to Amazon? Interested in a marketing job. I know it doesn't make a difference in a large company like Amazon.

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal