HUNTING THE GREAT CONTINENT OF AFRICA

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    1. CV-19. Mankind has not seen this situation before. When very deadly EBOLA broke out in Africa recently, there was concern, panic even, but not a shut down of Africa, let alone the world. Same for the terrible Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. While I remain skeptical of all the reasons why responses have been extreme and unique, especially since other common disease such as the flu still takes more lives, the preventive measures for COVID-19 also work well for the flu and CV-18, CV-etc.

      Reality says that so far about 80% of those with CV19 have mild symptoms and recover, many without knowing they were sick. However, no one really wants to say “here I am, come and infect me.” My planned college class field trip to Namibia was canceled before the airlines beat me to it. Cancellations of planned safaris are cascading over the communication lines. I am concerned too, but …

      In Jan. 2019, I booked a July/August, 2020 safari with a quality PH, John Sharp for the Bubye Valley. Communication with them has been superior. Same for my travel agent, Jennifer Ginn at Travel Express. I did not qualify for travel insurance due to the timing specs of booking vs. deposit history, but you do not need a magnifying glass to read that travel insurance will not cover cancellations due to government intervention.

      Right now, I choose to stay the course of my original intentions. Work at keeping my health and attitude. I will keep practicing with my 470 NE to be ready when that moment of decision presents itself, in Africa.

      Bill Head

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