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Would you travel interstate given the Coronavirus? If you had a holiday interstate booked would you cancel it?

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2 years ago
Yes. The amount of fear the media is speaking is so bad there should be a Royal Commission. We are going to ClubMed Bali in May, a little sniffle out of China ain't going to stop that. This is far less dangerous than the flu. Does the fear on the flu stop you from travelling? No. Get a grip people

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2 years ago
Correction* Don't Cancel. Media spruking

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2 years ago
Royal commission? Do you know how much they cost and what they do? You're making yourself sound unintelligent.

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2 years ago
Clearly the OP of this thread doesn't watch the news or read the paper so unintelligent, yes. Are you aware of how many people have been affected, do you know how many people how died, do you know what it's already done to our economy and what it will continue to do? Ok there are people overreacting a little but this is definitely more than a sniffle out of China

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2 years ago
The only people dying are old people who can’t fight this off. The flu kills old people too. If you’re young and healthy you will not die from it.

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2 years ago
Do your homework lady. It's going to be way worse than the flu. It's already alot more contagious than the flu and is spreading wider and faster. I'll add that it isn't just the elderly. What about pregnant women, babies and young children, people with existing health issues, health care workers, people unless developed countries and those living in extremely populated locations. Kudos to you if you or your loved ones dont fit it any of these categories. I'm not freaking out about it myself just yet, but I'm not blind to the damage it's going to do

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2 years ago
Different responder were. I’ve ‘done my homework’. According to WHO, it’s more contagious than SARS, but not as deadly. The most at risk are the elderly and those with compromised immunity. The fatality rate is about 3%

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2 years ago
Media are creating the same panic as the swine flu. The swine flu didn’t kill as many as the “regular” flu. It’s just another flu. Look at the age group of those that have died.

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2 years ago
It IS just the elderly.

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2 years ago
The lady saying “ do your homework”, stop freaking yourself out.

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2 years ago
Not just the elderly. Some younger people have died from it. The risk groups are the elderly and anyone who has a compromised immune system

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2 years ago
Too the person worried about babies and kids, no kids 9 or under have died from it anywhere in the world

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2 years ago
^ YET is the operative word here

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2 years ago
^^ YET

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2 years ago
Some kids have tested positive though. They are more likely to carry it, unknowingly spread it. And we all
Know how aware kids are of good hygienic practices!

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2 years ago
I would still travel everywhere except China

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2 years ago
It’s in other countries

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Do you follow current events at all? It's basically everywhere except Antarctica- you could go there

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2 years ago
And to get to Antartica you need to get on a plane, fly to South America and then get on a boat. With people who have no doubt been in areas with it.

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2 years ago
Interstate no problem. You're still under Australian medical assistance & can still get home, even if you have to hire a car.

International, I wouldn't book (although a lot are as flights are ridiculously cheap). We're supposed to be going to Japan in April. We'll make the call in mid March, but I've already investigated how we can minimise losses because govt won't classify it Do not travel - probably because of political reasons, even though the country has literally shut everything down from schools to tourist sites.

I'm more worried about quarrantine, closed attractions & cancelled flights home than the virus. We've all had a Corona virus. There's a few of them around - this one just spreads more easily & they've stated we'll all get it eventually because you can't stop it. The hysteria is just about stopping the medical system being overwhelmed all at once.

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2 years ago
I agree with what you're saying

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2 years ago
Not too worried about domestic travel. We are in WA and driving to north qld in july. Nothing is going to wreck this bucket list trip! We will be fairly remote a lot of the time though.The virus itself doesn't concern me too much. It's more the flow on affect to our economy and lack of availability of some products etc that i find more concerning.

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2 years ago
3500 Australians die from the flu every year. So far, Coronavirus has killed 3000 worldwide. All deaths are people in the 80 and above age bracket. Most people who have caught Coronavirus have recovered. Stay calm people ( unless you’re a sick 80 year old)

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2 years ago
I’m going overseas next month and was meant to have a stop over in Hong Kong. We’ve changed our flights to stay out of Hong Kong, but havnt cancelled our holiday.

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2 years ago
No I wouldn't. I obviously wouldn't be travelling to China.

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2 years ago
Yes

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2 years ago
Yes I just got back from Queensland and I flew Jetstar and I’m going to drive to Sydney at Easter. I think domestic travel is ok and it’s not even near the international visitors area.