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ohnostalgia

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There are a few cases in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, where I'll be. The other two places I'm going seem less affected but also only make up three days of my trip.

I can't imagine a scenario where I don't go, unless there's a travel restriction and I can't, but it is a little nerve-racking.

The CDC currently has Japan at a level 2 advisory. Which means they think travel is fine with necessary precautions. You can probably show your friend that page.
 
The young Ms C said "you queers in Northern Ireland think you're getting away with it, huh?"



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Fuck, Maybe a border isn't such a bad idea after all.

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I'm traveling to Japan for two weeks in March. I'm not inclined to be panicked, but media frenzy is not helping. Do I have anything to be concerned about or is this all hysteria?

Frankly, I'll probably still go unless there's a zombie apocalypse. (And it's all paid for, so ...) But I have a feeling the person I'm traveling with will probably want to talk about how wise it is to travel there now, and I want to know how best to answer that when it comes up.

I don’t think you have to cancel anything, but I would be prepared for disruption to your travel plans and to deal with quarantines.
 
I'm traveling to Japan for two weeks in March. I'm not inclined to be panicked, but media frenzy is not helping. Do I have anything to be concerned about or is this all hysteria?

Frankly, I'll probably still go unless there's a zombie apocalypse. (And it's all paid for, so ...) But I have a feeling the person I'm traveling with will probably want to talk about how wise it is to travel there now, and I want to know how best to answer that when it comes up.

Hey I actually live in Japan (specifically in Nagoya, which is kind of inbetween Tokyo and Osaka.) As someone living here, the panic was tangible but manageable for the past few months. Cases have been increasing and masks have been sold out regularly, but life still has gone on like normal and there hasn’t been a massive string of deaths or anything.

Just last night though, the government announced that all public schools will be closed for a month, which has now exacerbated the panic unfortunately.

That being said, I say still come as people are still working and living their lives, and you have been looking forward to the trip. It’s still very easy to get around Japan and aside from
public schools no other public places have closed.

You might want to bring your own hand sanitizer and mask though, as both of those are really hard to find recently.
 
There are a few cases in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, where I'll be. The other two places I'm going seem less affected but also only make up three days of my trip.

I can't imagine a scenario where I don't go, unless there's a travel restriction and I can't, but it is a little nerve-racking.

Travel in Tokyo is OK for now, but the Prime Minister asked all schools from the start of March until April to shut down. So guess I won’t be getting paid for a month. Someone at my work has also come down with a fever and I’m freaking out a bit dddd

Just avoid rush hour trains as much as possible.
 
I get it, lots and lots of people might end up getting it but the majority of us will be absolutely fine. If you're under 40 and in good health the fatality rate is 0.2%. I totally understand those worrying for frail and elderly loved ones, or those with compromised immune systems, but surely people at risk should take some responsibility and take the necessary precautions now already anyway? If I was 70 and with heart disease I wouldn't exactly go on holiday to northern Italy right now...

A couple of friends in the UK have asked if I would come back for a bit, but this is part of the reason that I wouldn't - sitting at home in China seems safer than getting in a plane with 500 people, and then going home to stay with my parents who are in their 70s. I'll (probably) be fine even if I get it, they however....
 
First case in Nigeria and now a dog has it too?
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Nigeria’s health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said the first case in the region was an Italian citizen who worked in Nigeria and had returned from Italy to Lagos on 25 February.

All the greek cases visited Italy too.


Italy, sis.
 
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Good documentary about how this started and what was happening in China in the early stages:


I love that they've included some of the leaked and banned footage, because people need to see how bad it is over there, though there's way worse out there.
 
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This will spread and become a pandemic, and it will be probably year before there’s a possibly reliable vaccine, so we have to be careful without indulging in fear.

This seems inevitable at this point.

What might be good to mentally prepare for is concerts and festivals this summer being canceled.
 
I know we have to be alert but the media frenzy is honestly crazy and at this point annoying. People are simply panicking, buying masks even though doctors repeatedly say they don't help those who are helping, buying everything from the shelves like we are preparing for the end of the world....
 
Just did groceries for 4 weeks. I already have a regular never ending cold since my imunnedisease, breathing issues, and immunosupressent medication i do feel at danger. Hayfever season is coming up as well. People can act like oh its nothing, but if everyone does cooperate to not spread the virus and watches their hygiene it can help other people.
 
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