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My bird flu / insurance whinge

Old Apr 22nd 2013, 11:38 am
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Default My bird flu / insurance whinge

oh and hello everyone, just before I get going...

So I'm finally going home for a holiday after 8 years.
Thought we'd stop in Shanghai for 2 nights on the way.

Booked Tickets
Got insurance
Then
People start getting bird flu and i think "worse things come to the worst, we'll have to change our plans"

Then I look at my insurance policy
No cover for pandemic influenza

Now people can say, I should have checked but honestly, I would never have checked for it. I just got it with the gold card

So now, I am praying to the old gods and the new, that this thing stays contained for the sake of the people of China and the sake of me and my bank balance.

Other plan is to wear heavy duty masks (idea of that on a plane is terrible) and then quick dash to friends appartment and hole up for 2 days

Some mutated flus have a 60% mortality rate...un friggin believable

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Old Apr 22nd 2013, 12:15 pm
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Default Re: My bird flu / insurance whinge

Originally Posted by pricklykina View Post
oh and hello everyone, just before I get going...

So I'm finally going home for a holiday after 8 years.
Thought we'd stop in Shanghai for 2 nights on the way.

Booked Tickets
Got insurance
Then
People start getting bird flu and i think "worse things come to the worst, we'll have to change our plans"

Then I look at my insurance policy
No cover for pandemic influenza

Now people can say, I should have checked but honestly, I would never have checked for it. I just got it with the gold card

So now, I am praying to the old gods and the new, that this thing stays contained for the sake of the people of China and the sake of me and my bank balance.

Other plan is to wear heavy duty masks (idea of that on a plane is terrible) and then quick dash to friends appartment and hole up for 2 days

Some mutated flus have a 60% mortality rate...un friggin believable

Rant over, thanks for reading
Keep it in perspective. You have more chance of contracting "normal"flu and dying from that at present than from the strain currently circulating. WHO only has 102 cases notified so far, and 20 deaths.
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Old Apr 22nd 2013, 7:14 pm
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Agree that its so important not to get spooked.
I was saying the other day that 20 people dying in Shanghai is like less than one person dying in the whole of NZ.
Still, it's the insurance thing that bugs me
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