Airports globally take precautions after China virus outbreak

Airports globally take precautions after China virus outbreak

Airports across the world are adding passenger screenings and taking other precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This stems from a fear of Chinese tourists going abroad for the Lunar New Year holidays. China has imposed an unprecedented shutdown of Wuhan, the city where the virus first appeared. Dubai has said it would conduct thermal screening of passengers.

Jason Culligan
Jason Culligan 1 months

Vox really are a bunch of idiots: "At best, travel restrictions, and even airport screenings, delay the spread of disease but don’t impact the number of people who eventually get sick. " THAT'S THE POINT. Travel restrictions and quarantines slow the spread of deadly diseases so that emergency responses have time to kick in. They're not Fing cures...

IvoryDove 1 months

Thermal screening only works on people who are feverish. Those who are exposed and carrying the virus, but haven't gotten to the point of fever will pass through, travel to a distant land and then become feverish and propagate the virus without any limit. Screening is "too little, too late", but at least people will be willing to fly.

Connor Scott
Connor Scott 1 months

it's already far to late for airport restrictions be be remotely effective at slowing down the virus. it has already been reported in the US, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. while the US has taken extensive precautions the simple fact that even one infected person was able to get on a plane from China means that any quarantine setup has already been breached. The only thing that will work is a complete halt if all Chinese commercial air traffic till the virus has been quarantined and an effective treatment has been found.

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