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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #90 on: February 11, 2020, 04:03:37 PM »
My daughter (UK) is under house quarantine. Got back from japan 27th, got a bit of a cold, she dialled 111 (UK helpline) and they told her not to leave the house until they say so.

99.99999999999% its just a cold. Reassuring to see that they on it though.

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« Reply #91 on: February 11, 2020, 06:07:45 PM »
Press release from Visit California (for whom the Asian market in general is big, though less so PRC).

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Dear Industry Colleague,
 
Visit California continues to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak. Our offices throughout China and across Asia, as well as our Sacramento team, are working closely with industry partners and Gov. Newsom’s senior administration officials to ensure we have the most accurate and timely information. Visit California is encouraging a measured response as the outbreak develops and information continues to emerge.
 
Travel Impacts
•   The U.S. government has temporarily banned entry of foreign nationals who have traveled to China within the last 14 days.
•   Air service to and from China has been suspended by all U.S. and most Chinese carriers, with the exception of a few flights per week. These cancelations account for 87% of total seats. Most suspensions will run through March.
 
Visit California’s Response
•   All China programs, including travel trade, public relations and consumer advertising, are paused.
•   Visit California’s April 6-10 China Sales and Media Mission is postponed, as are all FAMs involving travel from China.
•   Visit California is keeping followers updated on Chinese social media, including Weibo and WeChat.
•   Visit California has delayed its spring consumer campaign for approximately two weeks. It is now scheduled to roll out on April 6.

Industry Implications
•   Tourism Economics is now projecting a 27% decline in visits and spend to California from China in 2020. Even with this downgrade, overall visitor spending — from U.S. and international markets combined — is still projected to increase 2.9% in California this year.
•   Industry experts expect a rebound in Chinese tourism to begin in April and rise throughout 2020.
 
Visit California’s efforts over the past decade have given California a dominant share of the Chinese travel market. We are confident that Chinese travel to California will rebound once the outbreak is contained, and California’s high brand awareness positions the state to recover more quickly than our competitors. Although it is too early to predict specifics, China will remain California’s top overseas visitor market and a priority for Visit California’s marketing efforts.
 
For additional resources, please reference this comprehensive brief. The U.S. Travel Association has also provided a helpful toolkit. It includes a guide to communicating healthy travel practices and media talking points.

I look forward to seeing you next week at Visit California’s 2020 Outlook Forum and the Winter Board Meeting, where the outbreak and plans for the Chinese market will be discussed in greater detail.

Sincerely,
Caroline Beteta
President & CEO


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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #92 on: February 14, 2020, 01:57:20 AM »
My daughter (UK) is under house quarantine. Got back from japan 27th, got a bit of a cold, she dialled 111 (UK helpline) and they told her not to leave the house until they say so.

99.99999999999% its just a cold. Reassuring to see that they on it though.

She doing alright Mark?

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #93 on: February 14, 2020, 10:08:26 AM »
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My daughter (UK) is under house quarantine. Got back from japan 27th, got a bit of a cold,

Concerned myself about her. She should know by now?  Has she been tested?

We are a bit concerned as Lucy is in Brighton Uni, People with Hazmat outfits have been there, the GP surgery is closed for a deep clean, and she says only half the students are in for lectures... but so far it seems to have settled down
... Make sure you live before you die.

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« Reply #94 on: February 14, 2020, 12:35:32 PM »
CDC: Coronavirus expected to make a foothold in US or other countries

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/12/cdc-prepares-for-coronavirus-to-take-a-foothold-in-the-us.html

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #96 on: February 15, 2020, 08:30:18 AM »
>She doing alright Mark?

Yes, out of "quarantine" on Thursday. No tests which I can understand.

>Lucy is in Brighton Uni

Ouch, that made me feel old!

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« Reply #97 on: February 15, 2020, 08:29:41 PM »
>Yes, out of "quarantine" on Thursday

That's great news. 


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« Reply #98 on: February 15, 2020, 09:26:34 PM »
Yes, out of "quarantine" on Thursday.

Glad to hear it! Even though you reckoned it at 0.00000000001%, I'm sure it's a relief nevertheless.

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #99 on: February 17, 2020, 10:11:46 AM »
I said prepping included toilet roll to someone :-)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51527043

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« Reply #100 on: February 17, 2020, 12:25:07 PM »
I said prepping included toilet roll to someone :-)



Me too.  :-)

A friend said she was stockpiling food in case she and he husband had to self isolate themselves for 14 days and I mentioned toilet rolls.  Also, kitty litter, pet food and baby diapers if appropriate.  All of our Core prepper threads are paying off!

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« Reply #101 on: February 17, 2020, 01:09:19 PM »
Just got some decent LED lamps.

I'm not fearing we will be dead from CV, but I am doing some of the things I should have in place.

Then as you say, if 14 days self isolation, I don't need to go out.

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« Reply #102 on: February 17, 2020, 02:39:15 PM »
>LED lamps

+1

Those little things are great.  I really should get an extra one.

I like buckworks suggestion of new board games, especially if you have kids.  I'd add to that a couple of new pen and paper RPG games.  I mean there is nothing like killing off your spouse's player character when you have to be locked up with them for two or three weeks.   :o