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China asks cabin crew to wear nappies to reduce virus risk

Old 11th Dec 2020, 08:20
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China asks cabin crew to wear nappies to reduce virus risk

Pilots to pee into a bottle? It comes on top of the advice for cabin crew to wear medical masks, disposable gloves, caps, goggles, disposable protective clothing and shoe coverings.

Flight crew are also advised to wear a range of protective gear, but not nappies. The advice comes from the Chinese aviation regulator when flying to more infected areas

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-55269969

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Old 11th Dec 2020, 08:28
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Makes a change from the passengers being pampered.
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 08:31
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"Asked" - for now . Soon, no doubt, it will be mandatory . Many contributors over on 'Jetblast' would be lining up to pop on the panties in a show of proud solidarity .Woe betide anyone who questions, least of all objects.
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 09:51
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Maybe incontinence will be seen as an advantage for future recruitment? This way, the risk of violation of those rules will be minimised!

Jokes aside, I simply cannot believe my eyes and ears that almost one year into the pandemic there are still such exotic suggestions. It's already been proven that the only piece of PPE which offers any real protection is a good-quality face mask. No more, no less. Gloves, gowns and everything else belong in the biohazard response kit on board, not on the crew members' self.
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 10:59
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It's already been proven that the only piece of PPE which offers any real protection is a good-quality face mask.
With the proviso that a basic face mask mostly protects those around you from whatever you may be shedding. Not so much vice versa.
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 11:54
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The Glamour of aviation is truly on hold .
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 12:10
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I wonder what their company’s/CAAC guidance is on cabin fires then. Should they remove all this plastic PPE before committing to fire-fighting? Or keep it on to save time and allow it to melt to their skin/uniform?
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 13:17
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Nice. Out there serving punters with a full load in your nappy.

What drugs are these people on?
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 13:33
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Just a request from China, then, not an instruction?

Do they have a robust system of checking compliance??
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 13:34
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Makes a change from the passengers being pampered.
Can you take this important issue seriously please??
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 20:10
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You just have to wonder where some of this nonsense come from........!
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 05:58
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So the idiots expect crew to leave Urine and Feces in their pants for hours on end.......just think of all the skin irritation that will cause not to mention the smell......will be fantastic having 15 crew walking through the terminal after arrival.......
How ..... stupid.
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 13:24
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Would it perhaps be easier for China to just forbid entry to people travelling from countries with more than a specific case rate ? Saves face, and nobody gets offended
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 13:27
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Or just lock offf one toilet for crew use only...
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Lighten up ... you sound like someone it might be inadvisable to get stuck in a lift with. Unless, of course, you were being ironic ?

It was a witty response to a ludicrous directive / piece of advice. (Delete as appropriate).
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 16:14
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Perhaps he needs a huggie? (You can see what I did there, others brands of nappy/diaper/pad are available)
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 18:29
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They who came up with this sugestion must have forgotten who cleans the toilets during flight. No cleaning can't possibly reduce the virus riske, so cabin crew have to clean them but can't use them. That makes no sense whatsoever.
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 23:22
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I actually had to check to see if I was in Jet Blast, this is unsurpassed muppetry of the nth degree.
Management should hang their heads in shame!
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 08:08
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It would be interesting to hear how the wise men behind this decision would justify it. At least on my aircraft type, there is continuous air extraction from the lavatory to prevent odours. It's probably similar on other aircraft as well. This means that infectious aerosols don't get to stay in the lavatory any longer than they would elsewhere in the cabin. In conjunction with masks, hand washing and the required regular disinfection of door handles, just how would a visit to the lavatory be more dangerous than staying elsewhere in the cabin?

A thought: in the past, many infectious diseases spread precisely because of untreated human waste. Now, as we have the technology and have been using it routinely for decades, we are suddenly told "don't go to the toilet so as you don't get infected". Our ancestors would turn in their graves if they heard that.
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