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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:15 am

tautologies wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:43 pm
knotwindy wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:59 pm

You think folks will suddenly wake up & be less oblivious to others around them and not be so self-involved & self-centered. I mean, it’s just ANOTHER world-ending-catastrophe. Nothing new to see here. Move along. Not my problem. :o

I hope so but my faith in people has decreased rapidly over a very short time.
I don't disagree. I was on a plane recently and the couple behind me were sick. Sniffling, sneezing. I can totally understand why a united plane was redirected and made an unscheduled landing due to people being pissed off at someone being sick on the plane.
This makes you part of the problem.

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby downunder » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:37 am

Adventure Logs wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:15 am
tautologies wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:43 pm
knotwindy wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:59 pm

You think folks will suddenly wake up & be less oblivious to others around them and not be so self-involved & self-centered. I mean, it’s just ANOTHER world-ending-catastrophe. Nothing new to see here. Move along. Not my problem. :o

I hope so but my faith in people has decreased rapidly over a very short time.
I don't disagree. I was on a plane recently and the couple behind me were sick. Sniffling, sneezing. I can totally understand why a united plane was redirected and made an unscheduled landing due to people being pissed off at someone being sick on the plane.
This makes you part of the problem.
So tell us, how are you not part of the problem?

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby Trent hink » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:52 am

"Manufacturing Consent"

There might be a recession comming. Some people will get huge benefits.

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby Trent hink » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:59 am

dorant wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:26 pm
As most people try to keep an ever bigger distance ... has anyone considered the chance getting infected during kiting ?

For sure it's a much better situation than e.g. a lengthy transport in a crammed small bus to takeoff for paragliding (I think I will avoid this), or maybe even than indoor rock climbing (I'm still considering this).

For the riding part it's all good.
However some runny nose may happen due to water and cold.
Hands may help cleaning / washing some nasal fluids away.
Then with an "almost clean" hand an assisted landing (or borrowing a pump), and some virus may be on the other guy's gear ?
I also wonder if the water can be contaminated enough with said fluids to be infectious (e.g. at the edge of some shallow sweet water lake).

I'm not super worried and I hope it's a non-issue, but would be nice to hear some expert opinion. Any doctors here ?






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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:47 am

downunder wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:37 am
Adventure Logs wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:15 am
tautologies wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:43 pm


I don't disagree. I was on a plane recently and the couple behind me were sick. Sniffling, sneezing. I can totally understand why a united plane was redirected and made an unscheduled landing due to people being pissed off at someone being sick on the plane.
This makes you part of the problem.
So tell us, how are you not part of the problem?
Eh I’m not panicking over something as ridiculous as a 4% chance and continuing my job moving resentido al freight around the world. You just keep buying all the TP you can and crying that the sky is falling :roll: :lol:

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby Exal » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:13 am

I am not travelling anywhere right now, since I don't have a spot close by. It is recommended to decrease the chance of getting infected/spreading the virus. Which means don't do anything that isn't really necessary. I am not worried about my own health but about infecting family members and that is the big factor. Infecting others. If too many people get sick in a short period of time the health care system can't deal with it, like you can see in italy with them beeing unable to test hospital staff and have them working until they have higher temperature and/or are coughing. So yeah, if you are still travelling with the information we have today, you are an idiot.
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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby UKSurf » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:33 am

knotwindy wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:46 pm
It is a pandemic; a world wide epidemic. You will probably get it, you will probably give it to others. By definition.
You will, also, probably barely notice it if you start relatively healthy. The others you give it to, the same.
Do you have any idea how many viruses there are circulating at any given time. And they mutate every 48 hours at least.
Unless you want to completely isolate yourself you will get it. Which is how immunity is built. You almost need to get it to keep your immune response strong and active.

Yes, you need to be careful if you have an already compromised immune response and to try not to spread it to those that do. Good luck with that.
In the real world, not the media noise, there is not much you can do & not much you need to do to change the outcome. These things have happened all throughout history (actually throughout life on the planet) and will keep happening.

Overall public health has improved over time because people have learned not to shit upstream of where they drink, deal with their garbage and wash their hands. Continue.
I believe you are absolutely right most people will end up catching this virus. This things is incredibly infectious, in China they have had cases in which people were infected 30 minutes after someone coughed into the air and you can get it over 4 meters away from an infectious person. The main risk now is the health system is overloaded and people just lay at home dying - which I believe has happened in Italy already. If everyone does everything to slow the spread then the chances of people who are need hospital treatment surviving is a lot greater. In my opinion the UK the government has taken minimal action to stop the spread of the virus compared to other countries. I went to London yesterday and it seemed to be business as usual with the bars, tube system and buses packed with people - will bring the government down if London ends up like Northern Italy.

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby prop_joe » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:42 pm

Imagine if they just stfu and didn't bother telling us about it... would of probably passed through unnoticed without all this bullsh*t panic. The extra deaths could of just been chalked up to climate change :lol: Be interesting to know in 10/20yrs time what this was really all about.

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby tautologies » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:26 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:15 am

This makes you part of the problem.
hmm not sure I agree.
I was following the advice from the government and health care specialists at the time. I would not step on a plane if I was sick. I have canceled several upcoming trips.


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