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"Healthcare workers are particularly vulnerable for a handful of reasons. First, the coronavirus is highly contagious, and medical staff members are exposed to more viral particles than the general public. Second, they're facing shortages of supplies as the tide of patients rises. Third, a combination of stress and long hours could make their immune systems more vulnerable than normal. "
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytime ... 9.amp.html"Research published earlier this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that of 138 patients studied at one hospital, 29% were healthcare workers."
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archi ... rs/608662/"Out of Spain’s 40,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, 5,400 — nearly 14 percent — are medical professionals, the health ministry said on Tuesday."
"In the SARS outbreak in Toronto, Canada, in 2003, 44 percent of all infections were in health-care providers."
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I had to take a look at the rules. as a host you can still charge $ for the stay. i think airbnb would pay the host so the responder pays nothing.TrueSight wrote: ↑ How does this make sense for a host and future travellers? I know we’re in tough time and we should do what we can to help but,
1. Airbnb takes all the credit and no risk whatsoever!
2. The host takes the risk of cleaning the unit, payment of utilities/and mortgage/ supplies
3. The future traveller a risk of the unit is not cleaned properly
Why doesn’t Airbnb help fund this with their 4 billion on revenue last year?
Mar 29th, 2020 7:27 pm
Studies have shown virus particles can be found within 72 hours on a plastic surface (much less for other surfaces). It's unclear whether these viral particles are even able to infect at that point. If the unit is unoccupied for three days after, you'll be fine.makingbaconpancakes wrote: ↑ Yes, let's flood condos with high risk groups and have them cleaned by untrained cleaners that go from unit to unit within buildings! That can't possibly go badly. Thanks for being toxic to condo residents even when you're trying to do a good thing, airbnb. Wash your hands when you get home! Problem solved.
Uh... if you live in a condo, I'd be worried about the other hundreds of tenants who don't know how to practice hand hygiene more than the first responders who have specific training and protection.a_fine_balance wrote: ↑ This is ridiculous and not well thought out. Most Airbnb’s in Toronto were in condos, so instead of a high risk person going back home to their family, they are being sent to a condo with several more touch points, e.g. parking lot, lobby, elevator, garbage room. Now instead of high risk people exposed to their immediate family, they are being exposed to hundreds of people.
I am almost sure this didn’t fly over the heads of the very smart people at Airbnb, they just decided to prioritize preventing units from being posted onto the rental market and probably lost forever.
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Uh... we’ve been quite happy with our emptier lobby since Airbnb was banned, as they have not been replaced with tenants yet. If they have specific training and protection then they can stay with their family or in their basement, where I’m sure they would practice good habits more carefully. At the very least, limit this to Airbnb’s that aren’t in condos.