Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

Simba’s Mom

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In NYC alone, Chinatown is suffering, taxis aren't picking up asian passengers/passengers aren't stepping into taxis with asian drivers, restaurants are beginning to struggle, tourism is suffering due to the lack of international visitors.
OMG, although I have no response regarding WDW, I didn't think of Chinatown. DS also lives and works in NYC, and has often performed in Chinatown (musician). And previously, he was a music manager for Princess Cruise Lines, home of a corona virus-quaranteened ship (although he didn't ever get assigned to the Diamond Princess). Seems that this virus has impacts further than I'd thought of.
 

Genie_naughty_whispers

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Even if it hits here there are a couple reasons it won’t be a huge deal:

1.) America’s medical professionals are prepared
2.) the only deaths, as far as I know is elderly so unless your elderly you will likely survive because of number one.
 

Minnesota disney fan

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OK good to know. Marie
Marie: I do believe that Vitamin C does help with colds. My husband and I used to have severe colds going into bronchitis, sinusitis, etc for most of the winter. Then I tried Vitamin C 1000 mg a day in the summer. That winter I Zero colds or other respiratory problems. My husband was skeptical. Then the next winter, I had zero colds, etc. I didnt' change my eating habits or anything else about my regimen. So, my husband started Vitamin C500mg/day. He did not have one sinus infection or severe cold at all. It has been 5 years since then and we both still don't get colds like we used to every winter. If we do get a cold, it is light and over within a day.
Did the Vitamin C only do it? I don't know, but nothing else was used and we had severe problems with colds, etc, each winter. It is such a relief to Not have that problem anymore. I know that this is our subjective reporting, and you will only know if you try yourself. It does take several months to start to work, at least during the summer months for us. Vitamin C is removed from the body through the urine, so there is no fear of a "build up" of it. The body uses what is needed and the rest is removed.
 

wannabeBelle

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Marie: I do believe that Vitamin C does help with colds. My husband and I used to have severe colds going into bronchitis, sinusitis, etc for most of the winter. Then I tried Vitamin C 1000 mg a day in the summer. That winter I Zero colds or other respiratory problems. My husband was skeptical. Then the next winter, I had zero colds, etc. I didnt' change my eating habits or anything else about my regimen. So, my husband started Vitamin C500mg/day. He did not have one sinus infection or severe cold at all. It has been 5 years since then and we both still don't get colds like we used to every winter. If we do get a cold, it is light and over within a day.
Did the Vitamin C only do it? I don't know, but nothing else was used and we had severe problems with colds, etc, each winter. It is such a relief to Not have that problem anymore. I know that this is our subjective reporting, and you will only know if you try yourself. It does take several months to start to work, at least during the summer months for us. Vitamin C is removed from the body through the urine, so there is no fear of a "build up" of it. The body uses what is needed and the rest is removed.
I agree I have used Airborne when traveling and haven't gotten sick with any cold like symptoms so I am going with it. Here is to happy healthy travels for all of us!! Marie
 

TheGuyThatMakesSwords

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Just what WE do.... All personal opinion - I'm not necessarily right, no one else is necessarily wrong....

Far more than the WDW Parks? Worry about that FLIGHT to WDW.

For years, we have worn proper N95 masks on flights, and in airports. Wise non-CDC guidance now recommends a wipe-down of known infection Airplane seat areas (headrest, tray table, computer screen, armrests) with a good Chlorox or Lysol wipe. Carry these. Equally useful on MDE.

Hotel room? Wipe-down phone, TV remote, door handles, toilet area (Chlorox or Lysol wipe).

CARRY hand sanitizer with a minimum of 65% Ethanol, or pure 70% Isopropanol. Every ride? Dig it out when done, and use it. Hands, and rub your face.

Restrooms? Small baggy, with Chlorox or Lysol wipes.

CDC crowd suggestions - "maintain a 3 Ft distance from someone that MIGHT be infected". This will have an effect in queues. WDW likes to pack people. I would suggest - resist. THIS is the big one, in a park. Maintain distance. If you can not do this? Consider a GREAT product from "Debriefme" - very LIGHT N99 masks. We have two:

When you walk by someone, and they sneeze or cough? Learn the instinctive trick of holding your breath, until clear of that person (a good 6 feet).

"All personal opinion - I'm not necessarily right, no one else is necessarily wrong."
 

Benjamin_Nicholas

Premium Member
You may not be worrying while you're over there, but there's a lot of other people who are.
Well, yeah. It's one thing to be here for six weeks, quite another permanently.

My point is that in places like Seoul (where I am), people don't have time to sit and worry. They keep moving.
 

Benjamin_Nicholas

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Marie: I do believe that Vitamin C does help with colds. My husband and I used to have severe colds going into bronchitis, sinusitis, etc for most of the winter. Then I tried Vitamin C 1000 mg a day in the summer. That winter I Zero colds or other respiratory problems. My husband was skeptical. Then the next winter, I had zero colds, etc. I didnt' change my eating habits or anything else about my regimen. So, my husband started Vitamin C500mg/day. He did not have one sinus infection or severe cold at all. It has been 5 years since then and we both still don't get colds like we used to every winter. If we do get a cold, it is light and over within a day.
Did the Vitamin C only do it? I don't know, but nothing else was used and we had severe problems with colds, etc, each winter. It is such a relief to Not have that problem anymore. I know that this is our subjective reporting, and you will only know if you try yourself. It does take several months to start to work, at least during the summer months for us. Vitamin C is removed from the body through the urine, so there is no fear of a "build up" of it. The body uses what is needed and the rest is removed.
 

Benjamin_Nicholas

Premium Member
When you walk by someone, and they sneeze or cough? Learn the instinctive trick of holding your breath, until clear of that person (a good 6 feet)
Useless without sealed eye protection as well as knowing that micro-droplets coming from the mouth/nose infected person haven't landed on your face, hair, arms or hands.

That's a major reason why face masks are useless unless you already are infected. They serve to keep those micro-droplets from spraying outward. They do next to nothing in keeping you healthy.
 

larryz

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Vox and HuffPost?

Why not go with a reliable source like the CDC
 

Magenta Panther

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Vox and HuffPost?

Why not go with a reliable source like the CDC
Well, sometimes the CDC isn't very PC, don't you know... ;) BTW, love your avatar.
 

Jon81uk

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Vox and HuffPost?

Why not go with a reliable source like the CDC
and that states
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VITAMIN C

Taking vitamin C supplements regularly reduces the risk of catching a cold among people who perform intense physical exercise but not in the general population. Taking vitamin C on a regular basis may lead to shorter colds, but taking it only after a cold starts does not. Vitamin C supplements appear safe, even at high doses.
"

Therefore for the general population who do not perform intense physical exercise it doesn't have an effect on reducing the risk of catching a cold, although it may lead to a shorter cold.
It seems there is nothing wrong with taking vitamin C, but it may or may not have an effect on your chances of catching a cold.
 

Disney.Mike

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and that states
"
VITAMIN C

Taking vitamin C supplements regularly reduces the risk of catching a cold among people who perform intense physical exercise but not in the general population. Taking vitamin C on a regular basis may lead to shorter colds, but taking it only after a cold starts does not. Vitamin C supplements appear safe, even at high doses.
"

Therefore for the general population who do not perform intense physical exercise it doesn't have an effect on reducing the risk of catching a cold, although it may lead to a shorter cold.
It seems there is nothing wrong with taking vitamin C, but it may or may not have an effect on your chances of catching a cold.
To be fair, in the US we have started calling walking up a flight of stairs intense physical exercise...
 

larryz

All Quacked Up
Premium Member
and that states
"
VITAMIN C

Taking vitamin C supplements regularly reduces the risk of catching a cold among people who perform intense physical exercise but not in the general population. Taking vitamin C on a regular basis may lead to shorter colds, but taking it only after a cold starts does not. Vitamin C supplements appear safe, even at high doses.
"

Therefore for the general population who do not perform intense physical exercise it doesn't have an effect on reducing the risk of catching a cold, although it may lead to a shorter cold.
It seems there is nothing wrong with taking vitamin C, but it may or may not have an effect on your chances of catching a cold.
And what is trudging seven miles a day through crowded theme parks in the Florida climate if not intense physical exercise?

If you're going to catch a cold, why not do what you can to make it shorter? And you can find Vitamin C supplements containing supplemental Zinc as well, so it's a two-fer against drawn out colds. And it's good for your gums and tooth connective tissue, so that's another win for Team Vitamin C.

There's nothing wrong with staying on property, but it may or may not have an effect on your chances of getting that FP+ you want... ;)
 

Benjamin_Nicholas

Premium Member
Vox and HuffPost?

Why not go with a reliable source like the CDC
CDC is dry as a bone. The info in the links I posted isn't incorrect, they simply put the info in easier to digest forms.

What I posted was regarding preventative, not after-the-fact. Yes, Zinc and C can shorten colds, but the research remains a little grey as to how long and when you need to start supplementing to achieve this.

My main concern was mask usage. It's nearly worthless if you're not already sick.
 

larryz

All Quacked Up
Premium Member
CDC is dry as a bone. The info in the links I posted isn't incorrect, they simply put the info in easier to digest forms.

What I posted was regarding preventative, not after-the-fact. Yes, Zinc and C can shorten colds, but the research remains a little grey as to how long and when you need to start supplementing to achieve this.

My main concern was mask usage. It's nearly worthless if you're not already sick.
So what we need is a full-face mask that infuses Vitamin C and Zinc while you breathe... :cool:
 

Disorbust

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There was a class action lawsuit against airborne for false claims. This form of cornona has killed mostly eldery but health adults as well including the MD who brought the virus to the worlds attention. As far as the American health care system we can barely handle the flu, lol. Which is more concerning IMHO. I think it's inevitable that it spread across the US unless the develop and distribute a vaccine in a hurry. Would I change my lifestyle or travel plans no but I would be using standard precautions like hand washing etc.
 
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