Friday, May 1, 2009

What Joe Said Wasn't So

Did Vice President Joe Biden make you worry that you were making a mistake by booking your luxury hotel--or even get stressed about taking the subway? The good news is that Biden (and several outside forces) have been doing their best to lessen the reaction to his unfounded commentary that he wouldn't suggest traveling via plane or subway. If you missed what he said, here are the details, which were broadcast on NBC's Today show.

"It's not that it's going to Mexico -- it's that you're in a confined aircraft," Biden said. "When one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft. I would not be at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway."

Again, there is absolutely no need to panic, or even heed VP Biden's commentary. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs released a statement clarifying that Vice President Biden had intended to say that those who were sick should stay at home, and that "If anybody was unduly alarmed for whatever reason, we would apologize for that."

Train operators, airline companies, and travel agencies are at least pleased about the speedy retraction that, if uncorrected, could have cost many people their luxury hotel bookings and could have racked up tons of cancellation fees across the board. If you are sick or have flu-like symptoms, take some time to rest and recuperate, but if you are feeling well, there is no reason to avoid flying and subway travel, Richard Besser of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed.

It is also quite possible that after Vice President Biden's remarks, travel prices have been discounted further. Why not take a look and book that luxury hotel now?

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