Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

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Flanker2
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Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

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Emerging evidence of Covid transmission during air travel:
"Given that she did not go outside and had self-quarantined for three weeks alone at her home in Italy before the flight and did not use public transportation to get to the airport, it is highly likely that her infection was transmitted in the flight via indirect contact with an asymptomatic patient," the researchers at Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine in Seoul wrote.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/26/heal ... index.html


This being said, if we reopen the schools, we have a much much bigger problem. Prepare for lockdown 2.0.

Flanker2
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Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

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Coronavirus can spread on airline flights, two studies show

"We conclude that the risk for on-board transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during long flights is real and has the potential to cause COVID-19 clusters of substantial size, even in business class--like settings with spacious seating arrangements well beyond the established distance used to define close contact on airplanes," Khanh's team wrote.

"As long as COVID-19 presents a global pandemic threat in the absence of a good point-of-care test, better on-board infection prevention measures and arrival screening procedures are needed to make flying safe."
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/18/heal ... index.html

In the video attached to the article, CNN's Dr. Gupta gives some advice on things a passenger can do to reduce risks aboard flights.


I add the suggestion that airlines should test all active cabin crew on a weekly basis, as having an infected cabin crew member walking up and down the aisle can cause a lot of infections. Cabin crew are obviously also at high risk of getting infected, and so are pilots who come in close contact with cabin crew.

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Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

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Flanker2 wrote: 19 Sep 2020, 17:48 Coronavirus can spread on airline flights, two studies show
"We conclude that the risk for on-board transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during long flights is real and has the potential to cause COVID-19 clusters of substantial size, even in business class--like settings with spacious seating arrangements well beyond the established distance used to define close contact on airplanes," Khanh's team wrote. "As long as COVID-19 presents a global pandemic threat in the absence of a good point-of-care test, better on-board infection prevention measures and arrival screening procedures are needed to make flying safe."
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/18/heal ... index.html
In the video attached to the article, CNN's Dr. Gupta gives some advice on things a passenger can do to reduce risks aboard flights.

I add the suggestion that airlines should test all active cabin crew on a weekly basis, as having an infected cabin crew member walking up and down the aisle can cause a lot of infections. Cabin crew are obviously also at high risk of getting infected, and so are pilots who come in close contact with cabin crew.
1. We don't need studies to know that. In every place where people don't respect social distancing (1m50), the risk exists. Be it a bar, a train compartment or an airline cabin.

2. As one can expect from you, you don't mention the relevant fact that the 2 cases you bring up, date from 22nd Febr and 1st March = when no flight restrictions or lockdowns were in place, when the wearing of face masks wasn't common - and not even obliged, and when nobody knew what was going to happen (because the Chinese government lied to the whole world).

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