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Old 05-01-2021, 04:29 AM
 
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Do you think that masks will still be required on planes and buses even after the Coronavirus pandemic is over and if so, why?
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Old 05-01-2021, 08:18 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Check out the flu and transmittable disease stats for the last yr.

Masks, hand and face hygiene, and social distancing can be very helpful to community health.

I was living and working in Asia during SARS and MERS. Observe their Covid stats (example = 0.5 - 5 deaths / m vs. USA 1500+ deaths / m.

I fly 100+ trips / yr.

Masks are a very minimal courtesy I can endure for a few hrs. Many HC workers wear them 12+ hours every day for a 40 yr career.

We can certainly improve on masks and on public health and caring for others. USA friends who have been stuck in China during Covid are very safe in community health and glad to have been there. Friends living in Singapore the same. Only masking in public spaces, as per several years during times of high spread and risk.

If USA citizens would exercise the responsibility of masking when ill, exposed, or at risk.... Only the few would need to mask. If, as proven, USA residents will not take that responsibility... All must mask. Too bad... Another price of the freedoms we (some) so abuse.

There are several options that can be nearly as effective as a mask for those who cannot physically tolerate facial mask. Such as a Z shield that traps aerosol near your chin. Otherwise... Every breath exhaled is spewing particles which can quickly fill a confined space.
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Old 05-01-2021, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Do you think that masks will still be required on planes and buses even after the Coronavirus pandemic is over and if so, why?
How will we know when the pandemic is "over"? Maybe one marker will be when planes and buses stop requiring masks.
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Old 05-01-2021, 09:09 AM
 
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Do you think that masks will still be required on planes and buses even after the Coronavirus pandemic is over and if so, why?
I hope masks become a part of regular culture like they became in Asian countries years ago.
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:54 PM
 
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Extended through Sept 13.

We can't say exactly what would allow cancellation of this order. Probably some combination of rather low infection rates and near-universal vaccination.

If you haven't been done yet, be part of the solution not part of the problem.
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:23 AM
 
Location: The house I built
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People are going to have to follow whatever requirements the airline decides. You may be required to show proof of negative test and or vaccine. Also you may be required to wear a mask and or face shield. If you are flying international you will also have to follow the rules set by the country you are entering along with the rules of any countries you have a stopover in. Another swab test? Several days quarantine?



Your rights to infect others pretty much end when you board the plane. And with the world we live in, airlines will keep strict rules in place maybe for years. Why should they risk being sued because some moron was carrying the virus on a plane and multiple people were infected, some hospitalized, and even some dying?
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:00 AM
 
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I'm wondering when frankly it will be safe to travel internationally as most of world's countries are at Level 4 according to CDC. We recently traveled to Texas from California (El Paso and Big Bend) and felt pretty safe both on airline (SW) and on ground. Both my wife and I are fully vaccinated.

But we recently cancelled a trip to Ecuador because of the Covid level (#4). We are also contemplating whether or not to do a trip to Yucatan in June because of Covid concerns even thought almost all of family is fully vaccinated. Is the CDC warning a fair indication for saying yes or no to travel even if one is vaccinated?
We do wear masks.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I'm wondering when frankly it will be safe to travel internationally as most of world's countries are at Level 4 according to CDC. We recently traveled to Texas from California (El Paso and Big Bend) and felt pretty safe both on airline (SW) and on ground. Both my wife and I are fully vaccinated.

But we recently cancelled a trip to Ecuador because of the Covid level (#4). We are also contemplating whether or not to do a trip to Yucatan in June because of Covid concerns even thought almost all of family is fully vaccinated. Is the CDC warning a fair indication for saying yes or no to travel even if one is vaccinated?
We do wear masks.
Who knows? Only you can decide for yourself how safe you might feel.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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Do you think that masks will still be required on planes and buses even after the Coronavirus pandemic is over and if so, why?
The pandemic isn't going to be over anytime soon... this is a 5-10 year event when you take into account International areas. We don't even conclusively know if the pandemic is over here in the US as there is a huge amount of uncertainty regarding the variants. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this isn't anywhere close to over yet so yes masks for the foreseeable future.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:26 AM
 
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I hope not. We are at the point where if you don't feel safe without a mask then wear one. If you do feel safe without one, then don't wear one.

At some point we have to be accountable for our own personal safety and stop counting on others
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