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Old 29-04-2009, 21:10   #1
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Escape Swine Flu - Go Cruising

If there ever was a time to drop the docklines and set sail for the South Pacific, this might be it.

Everyone in cities is living in the viral soup that is starting to spread swine flu around the world. The densely populated cities are prime locations for a pandemic of swine flu. There are just too many people living in close proximity creating ideal conditions for a pandemic.

The best way to escape the viral soup is to set sail for Polynesia. A nice transpacific sail to the sparsely inhabited Marquesas or six months in the atolls of the Tuamotus would do just fine while swine flu spreads around the world. Hunker down in paradise until the dust settles and have a great cruise at the same time.
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The last major flu actually made it to all those tiny pacific islands. DOH!

1918 flu pandemic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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If there ever was a time to drop the docklines and set sail for the South Pacific, this might be it.

Everyone in cities is living in the viral soup that is starting to spread swine flu around the world. The densely populated cities are prime locations for a pandemic of swine flu. There are just too many people living in close proximity creating ideal conditions for a pandemic.

The best way to escape the viral soup is to set sail for Polynesia. A nice transpacific sail to the sparsely inhabited Marquesas or six months in the atolls of the Tuamotus would do just fine while swine flu spreads around the world. Hunker down in paradise until the dust settles and have a great cruise at the same time.
And now you have an excuse for why you have to go cruising . . . Doctor's orders!
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If there ever was a time to drop the docklines and set sail for the South Pacific, this might be it.
Bad economy, good economy, avoid sickness, sick of being stuck on land, new toy to 'sea test', time with family or time away from family...

Whatever works.

Of course, the 'lectronic latitude has slightly different take on the matter ...
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Today's 'Lectronic Latitude carries an item that is on point for this thread. From the item:

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"H1N1 (formerly Swine) Flu in Mexico

"May 1, 2009 – South of the Border



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The new 20 peso note from Mexico?
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2009 Latitude 38 Publishing Co., Inc.

"The H1N1 flu — politically incorrectly referred to as the 'swine flu' — doesn't seem to be a problem for cruisers in Mexico yet."

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To read the rest of the story, go to:

Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine

An interesting factoid in that piece is that it is possible cruisers may be denied entry to certain countries if there is a hysterical reaction in those countries to the fear on H1N1.

Can't happen, you say? Today in Hong Kong, the first case of H1N1 was reported, and the Chinese authorities quarantined the entire hotel. From the New York Times:

"HONG KONG — Swine flu spread to Asia on Friday, as Hong Kong authorities announced the continent’s first case, a 25-year-old traveler who came from Mexico via Shanghai, and immediately quarantined an entire hotel where the traveler had stayed on Thursday night."

To read the story, go to:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/02/health/02flu.html?hp

TaoJones

Edit: I see my friend Maren was adding to his post while I was composing mine . . . with this double recommendation, you might want to read the 'Lectronic Latitude story.
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