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(Slate)   You fly, you visit a foreign country, you get sick, test positive for Covid, and it's time to board the flight. Do you board?   (slate.com) divider line
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572 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 10 Aug 2022 at 8:42 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-10 3:26:15 AM  
I do not do any of the above things, but even if I did do some of them, I don't do the last one.
 
2022-08-10 6:23:44 AM  
And that's why we're doomed as a species.
 
2022-08-10 7:07:38 AM  
Don't fly
 
2022-08-10 8:59:31 AM  
Everyone boards.
 
2022-08-10 8:59:54 AM  

vudukungfu: Don't fly


Thread.

If I got on a plane and  needed more than a box of tissues I would want to be able get all the medical care I needed. Trapped on a plane that ain't gonna happen.
 
2022-08-10 9:42:49 AM  
Yeah, fark it.  The bought their tickets.  They knew they were getting into a sealed tube of disease for 12 hours.
 
2022-08-10 9:47:33 AM  
My fists clench with the desire to scrape these farkers' entrails out with a garden claw.
 
2022-08-10 9:48:07 AM  
Don't travel while you're sick.

Don't travel if you can't afford the extra time to quarantine after getting sick because you were selfish and stupid and short sighted enough to travel.

If you can't afford to quarantine after getting sick on your trip you can't afford to go in the first place.

If you're worried about healthcare access if you get sick during your trip then maybe you shouldn't take the trip.

Assholes like you are the reason the pandemic is ongoing and we have vaccine resistant strains of covid now.
 
2022-08-10 10:32:13 AM  
Ride a dinghy behind a Carnival Cruise liner
 
2022-08-10 10:48:04 AM  
Fark yeah I would. Screw everybody that isn't me. Don't worry, I'll wear a thin paper mask down around my chin.
 
2022-08-10 10:48:08 AM  
Just wear the appropriate gear on the flight:
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2022-08-10 10:51:32 AM  
Ahem...

"At the time, the United States still required a negative test for entry into the country, but there were no test requirements for intra-European travel."

So, clearly there could be no COVID during intra-European travel therefore there was hereby no wrong-doing. Unless we're all victim shaming someone whom encountered the most revenge seeking virus since the shark from Jaws (uh, the revenge one).

Real classy...
 
2022-08-10 11:13:15 AM  
Nope.  Not trying to sit next to someone who might not recover and have that on my conscience.
 
2022-08-10 11:20:58 AM  
I flew while sick ONCE.  It was only strep & I had been on antibiotics for 2 days & was no longer contagious but I'll never do it again.  The entire flight from Tampa to Philly was torture.  When you're sick, you barely want to move, but here I was, traipsing through airports w/luggage.  Then, trapped on a pressurized plane feeling like hell, all that noise, my ears and sinuses clogged for hours.  Never again.  It was a stupid idea to begin with.
 
2022-08-10 11:28:21 AM  

brigid_fitch: I flew while sick ONCE.  It was only strep & I had been on antibiotics for 2 days & was no longer contagious but I'll never do it again.  The entire flight from Tampa to Philly was torture.  When you're sick, you barely want to move, but here I was, traipsing through airports w/luggage.  Then, trapped on a pressurized plane feeling like hell, all that noise, my ears and sinuses clogged for hours.  Never again.  It was a stupid idea to begin with.


I flew from Durban, South Africa back to the US with food poisoning. I wasn't contagious but 24 hours and 5 airports later it was a rough trip.
 
2022-08-10 11:37:55 AM  
Doesn't matter any more. Just assume that Covid is everywhere. You are going to get exposed often. This is no different than thousands of other bugs for as long as humans have existed. A good person would make the personal sacrifice to avoid exposing others. There are very few good people in the world, so just assume that everywhere you go - Covid is right there with you. Keep getting vaccinated / boosted and use a mask if you feel particularly at risk (like on a plane).
 
2022-08-10 12:06:33 PM  

oldfarthenry: Just wear the appropriate gear on the flight:
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2022-08-10 1:36:30 PM  
Mandatory COVID tests once people are seated on the plane. Refuse, you're off. Test positive, you're off and have to pay for everyone else's quarantine time and ticket changes. You can split it with everyone else that tests positive. Hey look! Super harsh consequences! Think twice, assholes.
 
2022-08-10 2:47:42 PM  

MechaPyx: Don't travel while you're sick.

Don't travel if you can't afford the extra time to quarantine after getting sick because you were selfish and stupid and short sighted enough to travel.

If you can't afford to quarantine after getting sick on your trip you can't afford to go in the first place.

If you're worried about healthcare access if you get sick during your trip then maybe you shouldn't take the trip.

Assholes like you are the reason the pandemic is ongoing and we have vaccine resistant strains of covid now.


sounds parallel to a tipping and dining out thread.
 
2022-08-10 3:07:25 PM  

MechaPyx: Don't travel while you're sick.

Don't travel if you can't afford the extra time to quarantine after getting sick because you were selfish and stupid and short sighted enough to travel.

If you can't afford to quarantine after getting sick on your trip you can't afford to go in the first place.

If you're worried about healthcare access if you get sick during your trip then maybe you shouldn't take the trip.

Assholes like you are the reason the pandemic is ongoing and we have vaccine resistant strains of covid now.


One of the first first outbreaks in the US was the result of someone who was unable to get a direct flight because of health travel restrictions, and came up with the brilliant plan to fly to France first, then fly to the States.
 
2022-08-10 3:56:58 PM  

madgonad: Doesn't matter any more. Just assume that Covid is everywhere. You are going to get exposed often. This is no different than thousands of other bugs for as long as humans have existed. A good person would make the personal sacrifice to avoid exposing others. There are very few good people in the world, so just assume that everywhere you go - Covid is right there with you. Keep getting vaccinated / boosted and use a mask if you feel particularly at risk (like on a plane).


Masks never protected the wearer, they protect everyone else.  If you're wearing a mask and someone w/COVID is near you, you're gonna get it.  If the COVID guy is wearing a mask, your chances are greatly reduced.  That's why anti-maskers piss me off so goddamn much.  They're the least likely to protect themselves against the virus and have been the biggest infection vectors since the beginning.  Those of us who HAVE been masking, social distancing, isolating, getting vaccinated, boosted, and just generally being careful are severely outnumbered by the COVIDidots and people who are experiencing Pandemic fatigue & just gave up.
 
2022-08-10 4:40:14 PM  

brigid_fitch: madgonad: Doesn't matter any more. Just assume that Covid is everywhere. You are going to get exposed often. This is no different than thousands of other bugs for as long as humans have existed. A good person would make the personal sacrifice to avoid exposing others. There are very few good people in the world, so just assume that everywhere you go - Covid is right there with you. Keep getting vaccinated / boosted and use a mask if you feel particularly at risk (like on a plane).

Masks never protected the wearer, they protect everyone else.  If you're wearing a mask and someone w/COVID is near you, you're gonna get it.  If the COVID guy is wearing a mask, your chances are greatly reduced.  That's why anti-maskers piss me off so goddamn much.  They're the least likely to protect themselves against the virus and have been the biggest infection vectors since the beginning.  Those of us who HAVE been masking, social distancing, isolating, getting vaccinated, boosted, and just generally being careful are severely outnumbered by the COVIDidots and people who are experiencing Pandemic fatigue & just gave up.


You are preaching to the choir.

However as a society we can't make people wear masks in publicly or on their own property. Wearing a mask provides some protection from exposure, but as you mentioned is far more effective keeping those that are shedding from dispersing it widely..

The sad fact is that we are not united as a society to the point that we can contain this (or other) diseases. Covid is here forever. What we thought of the flu in 20019 is how we are going to think of Covid in the future. Get an annual vaccination to provide protection if you are at risk and make the best of it. I'm vaccinated, and twice boosted, but I still got it in June. One of the weakest upper respiratory colds I ever had. Slight sore throat, some sniffles, and some sneezing. No biggy. And it wasn't a biggy because the vaccines prepared my body to fight it. That's the best you can do. Yeah, going forward Covid and its descendants are going to kill a couple hundred thousand old folks and at-risk people every year - worse than the flu. That's just the level of mortality we are going to accept. Nobody gives much of a shiat about the 40,000 traffic fatalities and 45,000 firearm deaths each year. Covid will just sit up there with cancer and heart disease as likely ways people die as they get old and feeble.
 
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