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CX aircrew may have to get Covid-19 vaccine if they want to keep their job

Old 20th May 2021, 16:18
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CX aircrew may have to get Covid-19 vaccine if they want to keep their job

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...gtype=homepage
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Old 20th May 2021, 22:08
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Not an anti vaxer, if they mandate it, can you depend on their support if you have adverse medical consequences from the vaccination?

ie lose your medical
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Old 20th May 2021, 22:24
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Is there any data to say there is a potential medical limiting side effects ? Did not have a choice pre gulf war 1 prior to deployment. Got jabbed for all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff. Still holding a class 1 .
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Old 21st May 2021, 00:57
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Data ??

Please note; these vaccines are STILL EXPERIMENTAL.. That means there WAS NOT enough data spread over a sufficient amount of time to APPROVE the vaccines as normal.. Fill in the blanks!
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Old 21st May 2021, 03:03
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Which vaccines are you referring to experimental?
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Old 21st May 2021, 04:00
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ahhhh, this thread is going to bring some very interesting characters out of the woodwork
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Old 21st May 2021, 04:17
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100% onboard with mandatory vaccinations. Let the anti-vaxxer essential oil and MLM makeup/health goods flight/cabin crew come out of the woodwork to put in their always truthful “facts.”

Many pilot jobs require certain vaccinations to be employed so why should Cathay be any different. You fly to Africa you should have yellow fever vaccine so why not just comply…

On a side note it would probably save a few visas if it was the redundancy checkbox… Also hiring of locals would be compromised in Cathays favour as there will be a fair few not taking it.
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Old 21st May 2021, 04:23
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Good! If you don't get a jab then goodbye... I now predict that all these anti vaxxers will drop the [email protected]#$% and get the jab. When it comes to money we all know what happens in HK.
Now stop moaning and toughen up! (shame maybe the PC police will have something to say about this)
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Old 21st May 2021, 04:59
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CX aircrew “MAY” have to get the vaccine. 😂😂😂😂😂😂

If you didn’t volunteer for separation,
if you didn’t volunteer to return from your base, and
if you don’t volunteer for your vaccination,
standby, incoming. You had your chance.

I have no problem with any COVID-19 (or any other) vaccine.

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Old 21st May 2021, 06:41
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You also need a passport to keep your job, despite the fact that it is well known that they have chips in that governments use to track your movements in and out of countries. Sheeple, do your own research on Freemen of the Land!!! Getting a passport means you sign a contract binding you to Their Laws! Don't do it!
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Old 21st May 2021, 07:01
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(sound of popcorn being munched enthusiastically)
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Old 21st May 2021, 07:26
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Old 21st May 2021, 07:36
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Seems like a few of the company's poster boys and girls refuse to get the jab.
A STC comes to mind...
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Old 21st May 2021, 08:13
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It is absolutely ridiculous that government staff working in the Covid wards finish their shifts and take public transport home without any sort of test and hold and without being vaccinated.

Just as ludicrous as those government workers at the airport go home after a shift without test and hold or being vaccinated.

I think all government employees from the leader on down should have mandatory vaccinations, I hear there is an excess of the Hong Kong Government endorsed Sinovac. What a better way to significantly increase the vaccination rate across the community to mandate vaccination by government employees.

About time the government makes anyone performing a public service from
transportation, utilities, health, and government get vaccinated, at least then the critical services can still function WHEN there is an outbreak.

Far too much complacency in the community with people not getting vaccinated, a Taiwan type community outbreak is very possible. The weak link in Hong Kong is all the government employees interacting with infected people that go home without testing and who are not vaccinated.
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Old 21st May 2021, 08:37
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Apart from the anti-vaxx rhetoric on here, what does that article say about pilots and cabin crew? Cabin crew are more scared of vaccines or a stronger in telling the company to go f**k themselves

OR

The pilot body is more brave or too spineless to tell the company to go f**k themselves and will always comply with management?
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Old 21st May 2021, 08:41
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Reduced Quarantine requirements?

Would that mean to say that Hong Kong Government is considering reduced or even eliminated quarantine requirements for those arriving in Hong Kong with credible vaccination certificates ?
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Old 21st May 2021, 08:47
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This is already the case, currently it’s only 14 days hotel quarantine coming from ‘medium risk’ countries and 7 days hotel, 7 days at home for low risk (Australia, NZ and Singapore). You need to be fully vaccinated with 2 weeks since the second dose for these rules to apply.
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Old 21st May 2021, 10:21
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I am struggling with the logic... By definition there are no current vaccines for WuFlu. The products being promoted as "vaccines" at best may reduce your symptoms and improve your chances of recovery in the highly unlikely event that you catch the virus and have a severe reaction to it.

None of the six or so products currently available prevent you from catching or passing on the virus... so to think that quarantine measure can be thrown away is rather optimistic. Of more interest are new drugs that may actually cure you if you catch it. Early days but encouraging results however even under "emergency approvals" probably at least a year from coming to market.
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Old 21st May 2021, 10:24
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Originally Posted by Bueno Hombre View Post
What vaccine type experience and vaccination certificates are currently acceptable for these reduced requirements for arrival in Hong Kong ?
This is a month old but I doubt it changed.

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Old 21st May 2021, 12:51
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I just had a bit of a look into general vaccine efficacy (protection) mumps, etc.
it looks like most vaccines don’t protect you 100 percent, so the touted 95 percent efficacy of for instance Pfizer against covid is not bad at all.

if you have the vaccine, another benefit is that if you do catch the disease, you are also a whole lot less likely to be able to pass it on.

the final benefit is that if you do catch it after taking the vaccine, your chances of hospital admission is near zero.
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