Is it possible to Fly with Coronavirus COVID-19? When are you going to fly again?

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What’s the cause of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic of COVID-19?

What about this one:

social distancing in flight

 

Yeah, that photo may not be the most reassuring thing to see whether you are thinking about how safe it is to fly at the moment or in the near future.

NJ, to San Francisco, CA, flight.

The photograph was apparently out of a Newark, NJ, to San Francisco, CA, flight.

Unless this was a Salvador Dalí-esque distorted surrealism image, those people don’t look at least six feet apart from each other.

Assuming that Denzel Washington is six feet tall, so you could not quite fit a flat Denzel between the seats.

And, as I have indicated before for shopplax, social distancing means staying at least one Denzel from other people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Guess what else? Ethan Weiss, MD, who tweeted that the photo, is a cardiologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

He like others around the airport was coming from New York City after spending time volunteering to look after patients infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to an ABC7 news report.

In a follow-up tweet, Weiss emphasized a previous United Airlines statement that”we’re automatically blocking middle seats to give you enough space on board”:

Ethan Weiss Tweet

Blocking the centre of the seats with what? Another guy, huh?

As reported in the ABC7 news report, United subsequently released the following statement:

Flight to San Francisco

Our flight to San Francisco had an additional 25 medical professionals on board who were flying for free to volunteer their time in New York – we’ve provided complimentary flights for more than 1,000 doctors and nurses in the past few weeks alone – and all passengers and employees were asked to wear face coverings, consistent with our new policy.

Banking on a”likely outcome” could be OK if you are playing craps.

But when only a single extended exposure to the virus can get you infected, a”likely outcome” which you’re going to be able to stay apart from others might not be enough.

How would you feel if somebody told you that it is a probable outcome that an anvil won’t fall in your own head?

With social distancing currently being the only option to stop the infection, social distancing should be something which needs to be guaranteed, since the first three letters of”assured” is what could potentially be on the line for you.

Imagine walking into an airplane hoping to have the centre seat free, just to find that you are squeezed next to someone else.

This could lead to some other kind of craps.

Non-Essential International Travel because of the COVID-19 Pandemic

All of this should reinforce the recommendation that you shouldn’t fly right now unless you really, really need it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website “recommends you stay home as much as possible and practise social distancing,” and “avoid all nonessential international travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Although the website does not expressly say “don’t fly,” for many people, “stay home” and “fly in an airplane” are mutually exclusive, if you don’t happen to get a flying house.

Thus, postpone that “just for the heck of it” world tour or that “visit the home towns of all the original One Direction members” trip.

If you have to fly, there are ways to minimize your risk besides buying your plane.

As written before in Forbes, the circulating air does go through filters, which can lessen the probability of infection.

So, holding your breath throughout the flight is not necessary or a fantastic idea in general.

The larger concern though could be potentially contaminated objects like trays, seat belts, bathroom sinks, and these suspiciously sticky airline magazines when they are not properly disinfected.

Touching these and then touching your tremendous face without first washing your hands can get you infected.

The other even bigger concern is another passenger on the aeroplane. If any of these is infected and infectious, not being able to keep your distance from him or her could put you in danger.

Consequently, if you can’t fly, to use a double negative, ensure that the airline and airline which you take are aggressively disinfecting the cabin between flights.

In cases like this, aggressively does not mean creating”grrrrrr” sounds and shaking your fists while cleaning.

It means doing it thoroughly and frequently with the ideal cleaners. Assess their dressing table and seating policies.

Boarding procedures should keep individuals at least Denzel apart constantly.

Start looking for a guarantee that you will not be seated right next to somebody else and what your options may be in case you find out that this guarantee isn’t being respected.

Make sure you maintain social distancing while boarding and leaving the flight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Again, it’s not a good idea to fly at this time.

Think about in the Not Too Distant Future? Wondering when you can begin flying again?

So long as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is still actively moving someplace close to your originating place or your destination, air travel isn’t a good idea as long as you’re able to stay away from it.

COVID-19 coronavirus testing is not really widespread in the U.S. right now, making it difficult to understand exactly where the virus is spreading.

Nonetheless, there’s absolutely no sign that the virus will cease circulating any time soon. The pandemic could very well continue during this season and well into next.

Perhaps even longer.

Therefore, it may be a good idea to Prevent all unnecessary air travel until one of 2 things occur:

  1. A vaccine (or even some form of treatment) that may adequately defend you against the virus has been developed and becomes available. Oh, and you actually have to be vaccinated for it to work too.
  2. The virus ceases actively circulating. This certainly will not happen overnight. The virus will not just quickly go away or disappear as a hairpiece being removed.

Either option will probably take time, a lot of time. So patience is necessary.

That may not fly with some people, but that does not imply that you in the meantime should fly if you can prevent it.

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