Cancel Your Summer Vacation? COVID-19 Unleashing ‘Months Of Trouble’

World girds for months of trouble as virus pushes west PLUS: Will COVID-19 ruin your travel plans? Follow these 3 tips |  Mar 5, 2020 Bangkok (AP) – People around the world girded for months of disruptions from the new virus Thursday as its unrelenting spread brought ballooning infections, economic fallout and sweeping containment measures. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, leader of the World Health Organization, said of the 2-month-old virus outbreak: "Countries should be preparing for sustained community transmission. Our message...

Scores Rescued, Others Dead in Bizarre Alaskan Quest

UNHEALTHY OBSESSION: They went to Alaska for adventure. They found starvation, frostbite, and death. 'Into the Wild' lures the unprepared to Alaska wilderness |  Anchorage (AP) — For nearly a quarter-century, the old bus abandoned in Alaska's punishing wilderness has drawn adventurers seeking to retrace the steps of a young idealist who met a tragic death in the derelict vehicle. For many, Christopher McCandless' legend was cemented in the 1996 "Into the Wild" book and later in...

Coronavirus Nightmare: 135 Confirmed Cases On Cruise Ship

Feb 10, 2020 | China virus cases rise again, 65 more on ship in Japan | Beijing (AP) – China reported a rise in new virus cases Monday, denting optimism that disease control measures including isolating major cities might be working, while the operator of a cruise ship in Japan reported dozens of new cases. Britain declared the virus an "imminent threat" and said it would forcibly detain infected people if necessary. France tested 45 children and their...

Why Did US Use Windowless 747s To Fly Citizens Home From China?

Do evacuees even know where they are?  2 jumbo jets, both without windows, land in California carrying Americans escaping virus zone | Feb 5, 2020 FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Two jets carrying about 350 Americans fleeing the virus zone in China landed Wednesday morning at an Air Force base in Northern California. Some will be quarantined at a hotel on the base for 14 days while others will be quarantined at a Southern California military base, officials said. Guests...

CDC Raises Travel Alert To Highest Level

“In today’s connected world, an outbreak anywhere can be a risk everywhere. Risk is dependent on exposure.” Jan 27, 2020 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention upped its travel warning Monday to a level 3, its highest alert level. American citizens are urged to avoid all nonessential travel to China because of the coronavirus outbreak. The CDC warning says those who travel should avoid all contact with sick people, animal markets and products...

One Germy, Filthy, Nasty Airport Surface People Forget Not To Touch

Winter travelers: this is the dirtiest spot in the airport | Dec 21, 2019 |  Mind-Body Green – The airport is the last thing standing between you and your vacation, and all you have to do is walk through it without getting sick. But it's easier said than done—especially during flu season. Air travel is notoriously hard on the immune system. Consider this your friendly reminder that the dirtiest spot in the airport probably isn't the toilet;...
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