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Don't Travel if you Don't Have To

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Death happens even slower than testing. I personally estimate that the death rate will be something like 0.5-1.5%. South Korea has done the most extensive testing, and they currently have a death rate of around 1%, but of course even they can't guarantee they've found every single person with Coronavirus (and some of the people they found may still die).

The problem is that if we don't do quarantines, we will end up in a situation where we depend on herd immunity to stop the virus. Herd immunity starts happening somewhere at 40%-60% infections. US population is 327 million, so let's say 40% is 130 million people and 60% is 195 million. That's a lot of people to infect and a lot of people to die.
For us high risk folks, we are hoping to be on the side of not catching it and hanging in there until a vaccine is available.
 

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Just boarded for my last business trip. I am in one of the essential business groups and am only traveling because it is essential business travel. Going to Hilo and should be returning tomorrow. Other business travel for us is suspended at least until 04-30-20 and that can change.
 

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Just boarded for my last business trip. I am in one of the essential business groups and am only traveling because it is essential business travel. Going to Hilo and should be returning tomorrow. Other business travel for us is suspended at least until 04-30-20 and that can change.
Stay safe and healthy!
 

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Just landed. Bumpy ride with the storm. Raining here in Hilo as usual. So as long as they don’t cancel my flight out tomorrow, I’ll be good. :thumbup:
 

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enforce locking up people over 65 !!
What happens if those "old" people need to go to work ? .... :(
It's a moot point now since the entire Bay Area has been told to shelter in place. No one is supposed to go to work unless their job is essential.
 

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Brewster Green (two weeks).
It's not necessarily safer in your hometown than your destination. It's a lot safer in your house if you don't leave. What I'm telling my parents is don't go out of the house except to go to the supermarket. And when you go to the supermarket wear a mask. And don't talk to anyone in person. And stay at least a few feet away from other people even in the supermarket.
Or if available, order from their local supermarket online either to pick up or be delivered.
 

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"If you don't have to" -- how is that measured?
I made a commitment to care for my grand-daughter's two large dogs while she goes to Hawaii. Assuming she is able to travel, would my commitment to help her be a "have to" situation? I'm not unwilling, just wondering.
Hawaii Governor just asked visitors not to come for next 30 days. Most restaurants and activities are shut down, even the pool at the resort is closed. It might be a waste right now plus added risk with airports, etc.
 

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Hawaii Governor just asked visitors not to come for next 30 days. Most restaurants and activities are shut down, even the pool at the resort is closed. It might be a waste right now plus added risk with airports, etc.
Thanks for the information. I hadn't see that.
 

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