Re: IETF 107 and Corona Virus?

Stewart Bryant <> Thu, 13 February 2020 20:03 UTC

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Subject: Re: IETF 107 and Corona Virus?
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If you do not feel safe, then do not go.

Others should make up their own mind using whatever criteria and sources of advice that they feel appropriate.


> On 13 Feb 2020, at 15:57, Belotti, Sergio (Nokia - IT/Vimercate) <> wrote:
> When you're talking about "health" , the covering of expenses is something that should be at lower priority , this is what I personally would expect .
> Regards
> Sergio
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> From: ietf <> On Behalf Of JORDI PALET MARTINEZ
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> And then will you cover the expenses (flights, hotels) of people that has booked it already, because I don't think the IETF has an insurance to cover for it.
> In the case of the Mobile Congress, they said the cost is over 450 million euros for the cancellation, plus claims that may come. It is a totally different level and it only make sense because big companies decided not to participate.
> But in the case of IETF we are individuals, not companies and the size of the meeting, and consequently the risks are totally different. Clearly the Canada government will not allow anyone with risk of infecting others to come into the country, so the IETF is already covered by that.
> There is no such reason to cancel it. It will be only needed if our meeting is in China.
> Regards,
> Jordi
> @jordipalet
> El 13/2/20 15:35, "ietf en nombre de Alexandre Petrescu" < en nombre de> escribió:
>    I think it should be cancelled.
>    It is not a good perspective to cancel something that is dear, but under 
>    exceptional circumstances there might be need of exceptional measures.
>    Alex
>>    Le 13/02/2020 à 07:48, Andrew Alston a écrit :
>> Hi All,
>> I am just wondering if there are any thoughts on the status of the IETF 107 meeting in light of the corona virus.
>> Particularly in light of the fact that for safety reasons mobile world congress has been cancelled and we're seeing other events being cancelled in light of this as well.  Should it be considered a safe and responsible move to go ahead with this meeting or should we be looking at an entirely virtual meeting in light of the situation?
>> Andrew
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