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Risk of contracting virus on airplanes - perspective

Old 20th Oct 2020, 14:39
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Either way, I think we can safely say the chances of catching COVID on a flight are very low.
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 19:11
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Curt Lewis Flight Safety Information - October 20, 2020 - No. 212 - has this story.....

Woman in her 30s dies of COVID-19 aboard airplane


Officials confirmed Sunday that a woman in her 30s died of the coronavirus while aboard an airplane awaiting takeoff in July, according to BuzzFeed News.

The unidentified woman was having trouble breathing and was given oxygen before she died, according to NBC 5 Dallas–Fort Worth. It’s unclear if the Garland, Texas, resident was aware she was infected with the virus before boarding the aircraft, which was heading from Arizona to Texas. She did have underlying high-risk health conditions, according to release from Dallas County.

Although the incident occurred three months ago, the Texas county wasn’t alerted that COVID-19 was the cause of death until a few days ago, Judge Clay Jenkins said Sunday.

"I would strongly encourage people to not think they’re invincible from COVID because they don’t think they’re in a high-risk category," Jenkins said.

It’s unclear which Arizona airport or airline was involved in the incident.

Several coronavirus regulations have been put in place to safeguard air travel during the pandemic, including temperature screens and at some airports, COVID-19 testing.
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 20:58
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Originally Posted by TLoraine View Post
Officials confirmed Sunday that a woman in her 30s died of the coronavirus while aboard an airplane awaiting takeoff in July, according to BuzzFeed News.
Given that the unfortunate woman was listed among the Dallas County Covid deaths, albeit belatedly, it's more likely that she died after landing rather than before takeoff.

Either way, it's not really relevant to the thread topic, since she obviously didn't contract the disease aboard the flight in question.
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 21:33
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reporting rules

The rules here are that COVID-19 deaths are attributed to the location of the individual's domicile, not the place they happen to die. "Here" in my case is New Mexico, USA, so likely the same rules apply to the reported incident.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 00:26
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Either way, it's not really relevant to the thread topic, since she obviously didn't contract the disease aboard the flight in question.

For me it is relevant. She was infected and brought it into the aircraft. Do we know if anyone else on that flight was subsequently diagnosed with Covid? After all, it has only been revealed recently that it was the cause of her death.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 01:17
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Maybe we all need to use mouthwash before getting on board.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/human...l-rinses-study

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Old 21st Oct 2020, 10:03
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David : Absolutely correct statement.
Piston; You argue that it is relevant .The fact that she was infected and bought it into the plane is irrelevant. What is relevant to the thread is your question about anyone else who got the virus because of her infection. You go on to say it was the cause of her death. Really ? She had underlying health conditions. Another case of CV-19 being written up on the Death Cert as the "cause" when it was no such thing.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 10:47
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Landflap, I don't understand how you can say that Covid was not the cause of her death. Your definition of 'cause' I suppose. My definition is that If infection with Covid exacerbates an underlying condition which results in death, than for me Covid becomes the main contributory factor, or 'cause'. She may have lived on for years with her underlying health problems had she not become infected, who knows? Anyway, my point was that she was on that aircraft with the virus unbeknown to all on board. Three months elapsed before this was known. Since then, have all the other passengers been traced? Did any become infected after that flight? Surely, that is relevant?
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 13:15
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Exactly. And I can hear the howls of objection that things are being hushed up if COVID was not put on death certificates where the person tested positive.
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Piston : Good point about "cause". I stand by my argument though. We do agree, however , that the whole point is;: were others on Board infected by this person (?). That, we do not know and is the point behind this thread.

Cats5 ; No howls. Reasoned thoughts for clarification where CV-19 is placed on DCs where it was not the "cause". See above though in order not to get dragged into what "cause" means. An awful lot is being "hushed" up, Cats. Many of us doubting what we hear on a daily basis are simply asking "why ?". Not too unreasonable is it ?
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