@Max I'm certainly not thinking happy thoughts with regard to the parents of that little girl
Wonder how many others from that flight are also in as miserable a state?
One (of many) things that impressed me on some visits to Toyko a few years back were that riders on the commuter trains would wear surgical masks if they had a cough - they did this out of respect for others if they thought they might be contagious.
It might work the other way around too - keep a surgical mask in your carry-on next time you have to share a plane with a hacker (the wheezing and coughing type, not the software type) and wear it. Or take two along, and offer one to the germ-spreader.
I cannot wait for the time that they can perform real-time health checks at airports -- a little prick of the finger
Certain airports have pyrometers aimed at the passengers to see if anyone has a fever. I have seen them at Hong Kong and Johannesburg and I think at a pedestrian entry to mainland China through Hong Kong. I have never seen anyone stopped though.
and they thery say "you can get on -- but you have to come back next week" ...
Two problems- you are ascribing a degree of accuracy to medical diagnosis which I don't think exists and I am sure the airline will want compensation for changing the ticket- do you know how much that costs?!!
I wish I could, since you obvioulsy remember my description of my suffering with Sinusitis. But it was diagnosed as a virus- "live with it". It lasted about 6 weeks, but wasn't very contagious. I didn't cross-pollinate anyone, to my knowledge.
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