Bowman’s Travel Brief: Buy Into Facts, Not Frenzy

The coronavirus is everywhere.

Or is it?

Mainstream media would have you believe we’re all going to die.

And yes, one day, we all will die, that’s how this whole life thing works – unless you’re an immortal and if that’s the case, can you tell me your secret?

But it won’t be this new virus that kills us all. Just like the Bird Flu, Ebola, Zika, etc. didn’t take over the whole world with death.

Don’t buy into the hysteria people.

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Consider the facts first. Listen to the trusted sources on this matter.

You shouldn’t let the coronavirus stop you from traveling.

Are there unsafe destinations? Yes, until we reach world peace, there will always be areas that aren’t safe to visit. And no matter where you travel, it’s always important to be aware of your surroundings. Just to put things into perspective, the State Department even has Antarctica ranked as a “Category 2: Exercise Increased Caution” on their travel advisory list.

However, when it comes to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is discouraging nonessential travel to only a few countries: China, South Korea, Italy and Iran.

The majority of the coronavirus cases are in China.

But yet, people are apparently afraid to fly on planes and out here canceling Caribbean vacations…why?

If you’re legitimately afraid, talk to a travel advisor, and they’ll help you find peace of mind with your travel plans.

Also keep in mind, you’re much more likely to be impacted by the common flu than COVID-19.

And if you haven’t booked a summer vacation yet, don’t be scared by the virus talk. Get ready, because the travel industry will likely be cutting prices and offering discounts galore in the coming months to try and drive business back up.

Wash your hands, cover your mouth when you sneeze/cough, don’t freak out, keep calm and travel on.

Has the coronavirus impacted your travel plans? Let me know on Twitter and Instagram: @EricBowman_

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