Texas may be one of the next big hot spots for the disease.
Courtesy of NPR:
Around 70 people in their 20s are under investigation in Austin, Texas, for possible infection with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 after they chartered a plane for a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last month. At least 28 of the passengers from that flight have tested positive for the coronavirus, with dozens more tests pending.
All of the people who have tested positive are students at the University of Texas at Austin, according to member station KUT. They are currently self-isolating. Of those 28 cases, four people did not show any symptoms of COVID-19, health officials said.
In another worrying detail, health officials say that some members of the spring break party returned to Austin on separate commercial flights — widening the potential spread of infection.
A university spokesperson said the trip is believed to have taken place from March 14 to March 19. The group returned to the U.S. a day before the federal government advised U.S. citizens not to travel abroad.
The day after the broad travel advisory went out, the U.S. and Mexico agreed to restrict all nonessential travel across their shared border.
This is just another example of why you do not wait for the government, especially a Republican-led government, to give you guidelines before you make decisions to keep yourself safe.
I do not like to travel anyway, but on the very first day I heard about this virus I told my daughter, “Well no more flying for us.”
And now we have moved on to “No more leaving the house for us.”
I hope these kids safely come out on the othe side of this.
Nobody should have to die because their country is led by a moron.