Tuesday, April 28, 2009

WHO Continues to Advocate No Restrictions on International Travel

I wonder whether WHO has been captured somehow by the WTO or perhaps just aliens.  It continues to advocate no restrictions on international travel:

WHO does not recommend to restrict international travel. As usual it is considered prudent for people who are ill to delay international travel and for people developing symptoms following international travel to seek medical attention.  Regarding the risk of being infected by an influenza virus, travellers are advised, whenever possible, to avoid crowded enclosed spaces and close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections. WHO Update 4, April 28th

WHO must live in a different universe.  How can air travelers or anyone using commercial or public transportation "avoid crowded enclosed spaces and close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections?"  Close contact is defined as within 6 feet,  Just imagine everyone traveling by air trying to maintain a 6 foot circle free of strangers with respiratory infections.  In fact, the product Airborne was created just to deal with the respiratory infections that proliferate on planes, in classrooms, and other crowded quarters.

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