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Looks a bit strange that this important issue is not being discussed at all.

What is the general perception of threat and risk?

I was due to travel to Japan next week and the trip has just been postponed.  My boss asked me if I would have been happy to travel to Japan, I said there are fewer cases confirmed in Japan than France so in theory it should be safer.

 

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I have just traveled back from South Korea, what I did notice was the amount of people wearing face masks in the airports and  on the airplanes has increased significantly.

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I don't think that's currently in any of the reputable advice for ordinary travellers who don't have any symptoms. But a correctly-fitted mask of the right type should reduce human to human transmission.

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Having travelled many times to Asia over the last 20 years it took a while to understand that a lot of people choose to wear a mask to protect others when they have a sniffle or cold.  Just seems polite.

The extended holiday period is having an adverse effect on Global Supply Chain.  Wuhan is  a big industrial area and many things made there will be blocked or delayed for supply around the world.

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Not a big surprise as the Wuhan area is a big Automotive centre with all the big suppliers having operations or customers there

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Both this coronavirus and SARS appear to be less dangerous than influenza. This is in terms of spread, transmission and mortality.

This may change.

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Kids of the 70"s (like me) should be safe, according to this article   

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The main difference between flu and coronovirus is the lack of a vaccine. So while it won't do much harm to the bulk of the healthy population the impact on the old and infirm might be higher than a normal flu season.

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Bit disappointed there is no Dandelion & Burdock in that line up.