This week, Johnny Jet is "grounded." Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, he's limited himself by avoiding unnecessary travel. Johnny Jet says he would not go on a cruise ship right now, simply because you could get quarantined and if you are, your chances of getting infected go up. But if you have to travel, Johnny Jet recommends bringing antibacterial wipes to wipe down your seat, tray table, window, anything you may come in contact with. And bring along hand sanitizer and wash your hands often. You can't really be too careful.
Scott joins Leo to talk about whether NAB will end up being cancelled due to the Corona Virus Outbreak. Leo also wonders this will be the death knell for the conference model in general. Scott has already decided not to go to several conferences and events this year because it's unnecessary travel.
Fresh off the heals of Google canceling Google I/O due to the Corona Virus outbreak, the movie, music, and technology festival known as South by Southwest in Austin has been canceled. It's making Leo wonder if NAB is next.
With the Corona Virus outbreak, the question is, should you travel or just stay home? Conferences are canceling left and right, and even the Summer Olympics may be canceled. Even Johnny Jet himself is staying home from a few weeks, having canceled his round the world trip. Johnny says if you have kids, the right thing to do is to stay home. If you're elderly or have respiratory problems, stay home. Wash your hands frequently with soap. Only travel if you need to and bring along hand wipes and sanitizer. Should you use a face mask? Not really.
With the Corona outbreak causing factories in China to be shut down, there may be a shortage of new technology devices in the near future.
Johnny Jet was just back from Florida, but he was supposed to be on around the world trip. He had to cancel though due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Johnny also says that cruise lines are pulling out of Asia right now for the summer. He also says that cruise lines are having to rethink buffets and dining to minimize passenger interaction with food. Johnny Jet says to always wash your hands on a cruise ship and bring along hand sanitizer. And just in case, always pack a few extra weeks of medication. Take a picture of your prescription as well. Also, bring a face mask.
Doctor Mom joins Leo to talk about how the Mobile World Congress has since been cancelled due to the Covid19 (aka Corona) virus outbreak. Since most mobile phones come out of China, there was widespread fear that there would be a breeding ground to spreading the virus. Doctor Mom says that the Corona virus has been around for years, in one form or another. What's new is how the Chinese government has been relatively stingy with information, and the virus has become deadly with some people. Is it prudent to cancel a trade show?
The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the annual event that is the peak showplace for the latest designs in mobile phones, has been canceled due to concerns of traveling to the event during the Coronavirus outbreak.