We understand the draw of the playa. Do your playmates have insurance coverage for helicopter airlift evacuation and subsequent hospitalization for a few days in Reno? 10's of Kdollars - 50?. Playa medical has better and better diagnostics, but they are not going to risk a death over evacuation.
Pneumonia weakens the lungs, so a whole series of life threatening scenarios could easily be triggered by playa dust which is fine, an irritant and contains organic matter, including viable shrimp eggs. Want to really get them motivated? Think Alien (just joking, and I am not a medical professional!)
I believe there have been threads on he dust composition, playa lung, playa health and references to a physician knowledgeable.
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