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My Special Report on Coronavirus

There is concern and common sense. And then there is hysteria and panic. When It comes to the coronavirus and travel, I firmly side with concern and common sense. I am not a doctor. I don’t play one on TV. But I do LISTEN to doctors, and what they tell me gives me the context and perspective to make informed and hopefully intelligent travel decisions. I can not, and I will not tell you what to do with your own travel plans. I can only tell you what I’M doing with my travel plans. I am continuing to travel. I am following basic and important personal hygiene protocols, in the air, on the ground, on trains and at sea. And…at home.

I’m following the advice my mother told me years ago and I never usually heeded consistently, until recently: washing my hands before and after eating, before and after going to the bathroom.  I am also avoiding buffets, bowls of candy or nuts. I am taking –whenever possible– a hot bath every chance I can, not just a shower. And I am hydrating early and often.

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