Heading home

We´ve just decided that all team here in Mexico is going to go straight back to London after Tuesday´s show.

It´s a real shame as we´ll miss out on the two shows with WFYI, and all the reports we had planned for Obama´s 100 days. Madeleine and Shaimaa will still be there for the 100 days and we´ll have to see what we can do with a reduced team for the rest of the week.

The reason we´ve done this is that everytime I want to say hello or interview someone it´s only right that we say that I´ve just come from Mexico and understandably plenty of people won´t want to get too close to me. It´ll create endless complications, especially for big audience shows like Wednesday and Friday with potentially hundreds of people coming along.

I´m so disappointed but Mad and Shaimaa will do a brilliant job all the same.

We´ll also all be off work for a week as the BBC has decided 7 days quarantine is necesary. I´m just hoping my wife will let me through the door…

15 Responses to “Heading home”

  1. 1 steve
    April 27, 2009 at 23:44

    Sorry to hear about this Ros. Hopefully the BBC will provide some cool Xbox games while you are in quarrantine. If you’re really paranoid about thinks, take lots of vitamin C, garlic, star anise, and I wish I could remember more, but they are suppose to be antivirals..

  2. 2 Vijay
    April 28, 2009 at 02:04

    Do you have to make some kind of declartion at the airport when you return,may be the London School of Hygiene and Troplical Medicine have got special qurantine cells that they could put you in until you get the all clear.Don’t head out to rural england, the farmers wouldn’t be pleased to see you wandering around.

  3. 3 Dennis Junior
    April 28, 2009 at 04:00

    Ros and the team in Mexico City:
    I am glad that you and the staffers from across BBC Programmes, are taking the requirements that the BBC has imposed and returning home and going into quarantine……

    -Dennis Junior-

  4. 4 globalcomedy
    April 28, 2009 at 04:29

    Sorry to hear about the quarantine. But also, while this is a big story, I’m being as careful as possible when I try to keep up.

    This means seperating the good coveage (WHYS and a few others) from the rest. Even if you have RSS or Google feeds, sometimes you still have to sort thru what’s accurate and what’s exploiting people’s fears.

    Nice job.

  5. 5 Dennis Junior
    April 28, 2009 at 05:44

    For Ros:
    Slightly off topic for you regarding the “I´m just hoping my wife will let me through the door…”….Purchased some roses!

    ~Dennis Junior~

  6. 6 gary
    April 28, 2009 at 13:46

    Yes Ros, your change of plans seems a very wise course of action. Has anyone you’ve chatted with there in Mexico mentioned an estimate of the incubation period for this virus? It has certainly gotten around the countryside before many folks noticed. Until you have this info, you may not wish to go directly home.

  7. 7 Luci Smith
    April 28, 2009 at 16:11

    Well, WHYS, You certainly landed in the thick of it! Swine flu and eathquakes. You cannot say that you never experience anything exciting.
    Actually, I know some elderly people in Dallas who have booked a flight to Europe connecting at Heathrow and who have considered staying at home and are consulting their doctor. It makes sense not to be in places where you can be infected if you have a compromised immune system.
    And it certainly makes sense not to risk infecting other people – i.e. when you are as much at risk as the team is in Mexico City. Have a safe trip and hope that you all stay well.

  8. 8 steve
    April 28, 2009 at 17:03

    Well, look on the bright side, I doubt customs will want to search you or your bags, so you can load up your suitcase with tequila!

  9. 9 Jessica in NYC
    April 28, 2009 at 18:00

    Too funny. I’ve been threatened with being lock out of the office and apartment if I do not cancel my trip to Mexico next month.

  10. 10 Luci Smith
    April 28, 2009 at 19:01

    One has to think of all of the Mexicans who will have to drop their National Day celebrations, Cinco de Mayo next week. I thnk that like the listener from Mexico posted on the other stream, they are thinking ahead this time.
    I hope that Roz and the team from WHYS have a nice time in isolation and cook up some good debates for the rest of us.

  11. 11 Suzann
    April 28, 2009 at 19:05

    Sorry to hear that we will miss you in Indiana, Ros. Do come visit sometime.

  12. 12 Wandering WILL
    April 28, 2009 at 19:09

    Indianapolis misses you and the team already. Please reschedule?

    We have the 500 Mile Race at the end of May. It is celebrating 100 years existence this time since it began as a test track in 1909 by Carl Fisher. the same man who developed Miami Beech and most of the Keys in South Florida.

    The Catholic ARCHdiocese of Indianapolis is celebrating 175 years existence in this New World.

    Now Running of the Bulls, No Earthquake planned, No Epedemics either. And that Swarm of Killer Bees has not ventured near Indiana. But you can, Try. -w-

  13. 13 Catherine
    April 28, 2009 at 20:32

    Ros, sorry to hear about that. It is supposed to be raining here for the next few days, and as you’re probably used to that back in London, you won’t miss much nice weather! Still, we’d love to have you here in Indiana anytime – please come visit soon!

  14. 14 Jessica
    April 28, 2009 at 21:07

    Missed today’s show, so checked in to see what I missed. Very bummed to find out the Indy shows have been cancelled. I was really looking forward to hearing the broadcast, as I’m sure most of the WFYI listeners were, but we also understand you’ve possibly been exposed to Swine Flu.
    Hope all goes well and none of the staff come down with it. Please try to reschedule. May is a good month in Indy. The State Fair is in August where you could try something unexpectedly deep fried.

  15. 15 SHARONA
    May 1, 2009 at 00:26



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