A third of the passengers on a flight from New Delhi tested positive for COVID-19
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now experts are debating the risks of pandemic travel – Published: April 26, 2021 at 12:47 p.m. ET
HONG KONG — Rashida Fathima’s anxiety levels spiked as she boarded the red-eye flight from New Delhi to Hong Kong with her family. Covid-19 cases were surging in India, and the plane was packed almost to capacity.
Within two weeks of landing, Mrs. Fathima, her husband and two children tested positive for the coronavirus at their quarantine hotel. More than a third of the passengers on flight UK6395 — 52 so far — have tested positive, the most from any plane arriving in the city. The cluster is stirring debate among health experts in Hong Kong over how they got infected, and highlights the struggle facing the aviation industry as it seeks to get people traveling again.
Now they are debating risks?
with a link to https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-case-cluster-linked-to-one-flight-stirs-debate-among-health-experts-11619262004 .
April 26, 2021 at 9:02 PM #419566mrdmkParticipant
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Why people would think flying is any better now is beyond me. Further, debating this fact is just a form of denial.
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April 26, 2021 at 9:16 PM #419573PADemDParticipant
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Speaking from the hospital, Mrs. Fathima said she feared her family picked up the infections on the April 3 journey, despite wearing masks almost the entire time and avoiding using the restrooms on board.
Some passengers — including one in the same row — coughed repeatedly during the six-hour flight, people took masks off to eat, and some parents walked their crying children up and down the aisle, she said.
Are the airlines so desperate that they will allow a coughing person on board?
April 26, 2021 at 9:39 PM #419577NV WinoModerator
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Why is anyone allowed to fly from India? People don’t seem to think the is serious.
April 27, 2021 at 2:36 AM #419646PunxsutawneyModerator
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And probably all we have in this country is a “voluntary” quarantine. We should be closed to air travel from India and Brazil, and perhaps parts of Europe. And if China and Australia / New Zealand want to prevent Americans from traveling to those countries, I understand.
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If it took out the con artists who were calling me every goddamned 15 minutes to tell me about a non-existent $700 charge on the Amazon Prime account that I don’t have, I’d be 666% OK with that.
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