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« Last edited by Joel on July 19, 2021, 01:49:19 AM »

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #120 on: February 25, 2020, 11:37:49 AM »
I am flying to Israel next week for a family simcha. My boss mentioned to me that HR has been discussing what to do about people who travel overseas, and it's possible that they might make me work from home when I get back. Anyone else's company considering something like this?
I know of companies that have been doing that already. But only for travelers to Asian countries for now.

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #121 on: February 25, 2020, 12:58:28 PM »
https://twitter.com/i/events/1232235531162963968


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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: February 25, 2020, 01:07:54 PM »
CDC Warns its not a question of if its gonna hit USA question is when   pretty scary  hashem yishmor

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #123 on: February 25, 2020, 01:24:01 PM »
Time to change topic title and remove "Wuhan"?

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #124 on: February 25, 2020, 01:27:40 PM »
what do the chinese people expect? that the government let it spread even more? its a difficult situation but if it would be in the U.S. wouldn't it spread faster because of political correctness?

im trying to think what, if anything, makes sense in this situation ???
#TYH

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #125 on: February 25, 2020, 01:31:52 PM »
Killing people is not political incorrectness
what do the chinese people expect? that the government let it spread even more? its a difficult situation but if it would be in the U.S. wouldn't it spread faster because of political correctness?

im trying to think what, if anything, makes sense in this situation ???

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #126 on: February 25, 2020, 01:33:16 PM »
what do the chinese people expect? that the government let it spread even more? its a difficult situation but if it would be in the U.S. wouldn't it spread faster because of political correctness?

im trying to think what, if anything, makes sense in this situation ???
agree thats the scary part about it

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: February 25, 2020, 01:36:13 PM »
Killing people is not political incorrectness
No, but unfortunately, letting people die is a result of PC at times.
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: February 25, 2020, 01:39:12 PM »
Killing people is not political incorrectness
I agree.  but its so difficult to know what is better. to let these people infect million others?
#TYH

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #129 on: February 25, 2020, 01:40:55 PM »
I agree.  but its so difficult to know what is better. to let these people infect million others?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolley_problem

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: February 25, 2020, 02:09:47 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolley_problem
I agree.  but its so difficult to know what is better. to let these people infect million others?
You can quarantine them, but you don't have to kill them or be ruthless about it.

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #132 on: February 25, 2020, 02:40:01 PM »
Video dump.

From 12 days ago but still puts COVID19 into perspective:
https://youtu.be/6dDD2tHWWnU?t=81

Graphic scenes from China:
https://nullvideo.com/user/JW293PQS/ewJz5aW

Recovered patient describing patients that were put in body bags (and cremated) while still breathing (translation is correct, FWIW)

On a lighter note

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #133 on: February 25, 2020, 06:40:36 PM »
Which travel insurance are people buying in case coronavirus spreads to a place they have booked for travel? Do any credit card travel insurances cover this?

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #134 on: February 25, 2020, 06:47:13 PM »
Which travel insurance are people buying in case coronavirus spreads to a place they have booked for travel? Do any credit card travel insurances cover this?

I haven't seen any exclusions on travel policies (yet), so as long as it covers medical emergencies, one should be OK. However, since this virus seems to have an incubation period, one might be back (and even symptom free) while having contracted it.
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #135 on: February 25, 2020, 07:05:04 PM »
I haven't seen any exclusions on travel policies (yet), so as long as it covers medical emergencies, one should be OK. However, since this virus seems to have an incubation period, one might be back (and even symptom free) while having contracted it.

Some people might get blocked for other reasons - theyve traveled to -- recently and the destination country is no longer allowing visitors that were in - in the last 14 days. Or, you simply want to cancel your trip because you dont think your trip to Venice is such a great idea anymore.

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #136 on: February 25, 2020, 07:21:28 PM »
Which travel insurance are people buying in case coronavirus spreads to a place they have booked for travel? Do any credit card travel insurances cover this?

I read that quarantines are not covered, specifically about the sapphire.  This is not something insurance will handle. Can't remember where I saw it though.

If c'v a person got sick that is covered.

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #137 on: February 25, 2020, 07:41:42 PM »
Or, you simply want to cancel your trip because you dont think your trip to Venice is such a great idea anymore.

Something like this. Does anything like this exist?

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #138 on: February 25, 2020, 08:17:32 PM »
Something like this. Does anything like this exist?
Some policies have cancel for any reason if purchased within 21 days of first travel booking with 75% reimbursement. Or if your work can give you a letter forbidding you to travel, cancel for work reason should apply.

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #139 on: February 25, 2020, 08:19:34 PM »
Some policies have cancel for any reason if purchased within 21 days of first travel booking with 75% reimbursement. Or if your work can give you a letter forbidding you to travel.

IINM cancel for any reason isn't available in NY. It is available on some policies in most other states.
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