During the swine flu we had two family members test positive. One was feeling like they had a bad flu, the other one was just unwell and the only reason he was tested is because his mother works in a public hospital. The one with the bad flu developed it two weeks before we were due to fly to Bali, and Bali was on full scale alert for incoming flights. Thankfully family member improved significantly and was well two days before we travelled. Her temp was back to normal at the same time but I did give her a couple of Panadol before landing as they were checking temps. None of us even though we’d been in contact with her when ill, developed anything. The other family member who was mildly unwell had been at school just prior.The reaction to this new virus is totally different to SARS and the Swine Flu episodes.Can't remember that the restrictions on travel were so severe.
On top of that I would have been in trouble if I used the presence of this virus as I did with swine flu.We travelled on Air Asia in Thailand at the height of the epidemic.I can remember a few wearing masks.But a Russian couple in front of us reclined on taxiing and although asked politely used the old no speak English to remain reclined.So a couple of coughs from me and the comment-"Bl**dy Swine flu" and they immediately sat upright and didn't recline again.I would expect to be met by the authories on arriving this time.