Quaint Quote - - CAA's Travel Advice - - 27 February 2020
"Julia Kent, director of public and government affairs for CAA Atlantic, says aside from a few specific regions, there haven’t been a lot of issues.
'Unless you have plans to go to China, you should probably proceed as planned,' she said in a phone interview this week. The CAA describes itself as one of Canada’s largest leisure travel agencies. 'Generally speaking, when you compare coronavirus to the flu, it is far less widespread and less impactful.'"
Of course, it's easy in hindsight to be critical of advice from travel experts, but still hard to disregard its flagrancy given its late February 2020 date. It reminds me of the old Upton Sinclair quote: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it."
For context, almost half the respondents in an RFD poll said that way back in January 2020, they were already believers that Coronavirus would severely impact Canada.