Trump putting travel restrictions up. Now there’s a surprise!

There’s no vaccine. There can’t be for at least a year. It’s not a matter of finding something and putting it on the market. There’s an enormous amount of testing — on healthy people — that has to happen first.

Too late for travel restrictions. The virus is live in the American community. Given the nature of the thing, that means asymptomatic carriers and a high infection rate.

America has few testing resources — I’m hearing dozens rather than millions — so there’s going to be a bulge of undiagnosed infections until that is fixed. Is it the virus, the flu, a cold, something else? Who knows? What do ya do, lock up everyone with a sniffle?

I work in the travel industry. This thing is a major disruption. Every time I open my mail there’s more news of cancellations and postponements.

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Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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