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Old 04-28-2009, 03:08 PM   #31
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news today had a story about what worked before. they called it social distancing. try to keep between 3-6 feet away from other folks. hard in disney but not totally impossible. wash your hands and really. they are doing much to prevent the spread of this. at this point they really don't know if is going to be huge.
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Good question about the gell. How would it protect against a virus??
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Masks

Would I be completely silly to buy some masks and wear them on the plane? Would people think I'm an idiot or would I cause a panic? If I were to buy a mask is there a type that is better than others?
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Good question about the gell. How would it protect against a virus??
I'm not a nurse or anything, but for example; you touched a seat restraint on a ride, we all have to, and someone before you on it was sick, the germs would transfer to your skin/hands. then if you touched your face, mouth, or ate a snack after that, you would get the germs and possibly get sick. The gel would kill the bacteria. It's not that easy to go wash your hands after every ride, or after you touched a contaminated surface, so using the gel is more convienent.
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Would I be completely silly to buy some masks and wear them on the plane? Would people think I'm an idiot or would I cause a panic? If I were to buy a mask is there a type that is better than others?
A mask is a very conservative approach, but it does have its merits considering everyone is pretty much sharing the air with each other.
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I am a little concerned as we are leaving a week from Saturday to meet our son and his family at WDW. This trip has been in the planning for 18 months and I would be devistated if we had to cancel. Hopefully they will have this under control soon.
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An antibacterial gel kills bacteria. The flu (swine or otherwise) is a virus.

While using an antibacterial gel is better than nothing, it will NOT prevent the flu alone. The best defense is handwashing...pure and simple! I've taught my kids to sing "Happy Birthday" while they wash their hands...it will give you the approx amount of time to kill the majority of the nasties...but not all! (washing your hands like a surgeon is the only way to be 100% sure...or maybe 99% sure...)

Above all, don't panic. It is waaaay too early to panic.

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I'm not a nurse or anything, but for example; you touched a seat restraint on a ride, we all have to, and someone before you on it was sick, the germs would transfer to your skin/hands. then if you touched your face, mouth, or ate a snack after that, you would get the germs and possibly get sick. The gel would kill the bacteria. It's not that easy to go wash your hands after every ride, or after you touched a contaminated surface, so using the gel is more convienent.
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I agree that using gel is a good idea just to kill bacteria but my point was, that the flu is a virus. Hand gel won't kill a virus as far as i know. Even if I sprayed a ride down with Lysol (lysol will kill virus's), it takes 10 minutes to kill everything so it would be pointless. I'm pretty sure hand washing is the only way to keep the chances of contracting any bugs down.
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Great my 4 yr old ds son and I have the immune system of a flea, note... a very tiny flea, @ least we'll be in the happiest place on earth. hold on swine flu, ready or not here we come! Maybe a little pixie dust for good health would do the trick since we board the plane @ 7 am thurs am.!!!!
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My son has the immune system of a weak flea, too...I don't want to curse myself but if anyone in our family were to get this, he'd be the first! So here are some pixies you and your flea-sized immune system self and son have a flu-free trip!!
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At this point, I wouldn't panic if I had a trip planned. If it does become an issue at WDW I still wouldn't cancel unless I had a traveler with a compromised immune system or maybe an infant. Infants put their hands in their mouths constantly so that would be a problem. Good luck everyone!!
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Thanks!! I think it is very vital that in our fragile economic position we all make sure we are getting the FACTS. I am a real estate agent and trust me IMO the media is to blame for 100% of the hysteria in reaction to their daily reports of gloom and doom. Don't get me wrong I know we have major issues that need to be dealt with but we also must understand that any unwarranted hysteria will impact our future in one way or another, it's all trickle down economics in the long run. It may be that the swine flu is in Disney but what if its not? How many people have cncelled trips already and how much $$ will they loose because of it, which in turn turns into higher rates for us for rooms, planes disney etc. because the operation costs wont be covered if there is no attendance due to hysteria. Sorry, I will get off my dove pedestal now!

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This is getting very scary. I hope it gets uncontrol very soon. Like everyone says just wash your hands and sanitize. Which I always do anyway since I work in a restaurant.
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As far as wearing a mask, most viruses get thru masks, so dont bother and they have to be changed very frequently to be effective ( 20 min maybe) so again, why bother?
Using hand gel or wipes will at least get whatever is on your hands, off
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I am a little concerned as we are leaving a week from Saturday to meet our son and his family at WDW. This trip has been in the planning for 18 months and I would be devistated if we had to cancel. Hopefully they will have this under control soon.
We are leaving the same day as you. I wouldn't worry about catching it at Disney any more than I worry about my kids picking it up in school.

Just avoid people who are ill.
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