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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:41 AM

Super-rich jet off to disaster bunkers amid coronavirus outbreak

‘Self isolate’ for some of world’s richest means Covid-19 tests abroad, personal medics and subterranean hideouts

Like hundreds of thousands of people across the world, the super-rich are preparing to self-isolate in the face of an escalation in the coronavirus crisis. But their plans extend far beyond stocking up on hand sanitiser and TV boxsets.

The world’s richest people are chartering private jets to set off for holiday homes or specially prepared disaster bunkers in countries that, so far, appear to have avoided the worst of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Many are understood to be taking personal doctors or nurses on their flights to treat them and their families in the event that they become infected. The wealthy are also besieging doctors in private clinics in Harley Street, London, and across the world, demanding private coronavirus tests.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/11/disease-dodging-worried-wealthy-jet-off-to-disaster-bunkers

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Reply Super-rich jet off to disaster bunkers amid coronavirus outbreak (Original post)
usaf-vet Mar 2020 OP
beachbumbob Mar 2020 #1
milestogo Mar 2020 #2
Baclava Mar 2020 #3
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #4
bullwinkle428 Mar 2020 #6
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #7
Ilsa Mar 2020 #5

Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:43 AM

1. captain obvious

 

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:43 AM

2. Money can't protect you from the virus

especially if you need lots of people to wait on you.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:45 AM

3. Dont forget to seal your windows and doors with plastic and tape

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:49 AM

4. My son fuels planes in the AF, he is currently stationed in Qatar.

They fuel 4 planes in a 12 hour period on average, in the past few weeks they have been fueling between 16-20 planes every 12 hours.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:15 AM

6. Does he refuel military aircraft exclusively, or does this include civilian as well?

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:29 AM

7. Both.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:11 AM

5. Are they kidnapping their chefs, housekeepers and maintenance people?

I've wondered about how they manage on their own.

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