At Chicago's O'Hare: Surgical Masks And Fear About Coronavirus

Steve Miller
January 24, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Face Masks, Medical, O'Hare International

WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller


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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Wearing masks and carrying luggage for a two-week visit to the U.S., Cate and Aaron Adams arrived at O'Hare from their home in southeastern China, which is about five hours by car from Wuhan, Ground Zero for coronavirus.

"No one's going out. All of the museums, cultural centers, everything shut down. And everyone's telling us, 'You guys just shouldn't travel,'" Aaron Adams said Friday. "'Sorry, we already booked our flights. They're non-refundable.'"

He said they are a little concerned.

"Because we're going to see family.  That involves seeing grandparents and extended family that we see maybe once every two or three years. Trying to avoid being that Patient X."

We ask if they're relieved to be away from China.

"I was more nervous traveling because of all the crowds of people."