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Old 05.05.2020, 12:50
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Think positive and enjoy the low number! The weather is already bad enough today
I enjoy them, just do not get cranky or draw false conclusion if the numbers at the end of the week are higher.

The weather bad? It is perfect nice weather for the forest, the farmers, the fishes in the rivers, the flowers and the lawn, all those suffering from the pollen, and those enjoying jumps into mud puddles. Very, very nice weather.
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Old 05.05.2020, 12:54
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Ah let him be, he loves to bitch at me (and others) and preferably groan too, I've stopped reacting a long time ago.
So people who disagree with you are bitching at you?

And yes, I think you write rubbish most of the time and particularly on this thread I find your self-serving, selfish attitude particularly nauseating.


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What does that even mean?
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Old 05.05.2020, 13:23
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Regarding the current COVID-19 measures, which democratic right can you actually exercise? For example, by the time a referendum about the measures would probably be outdated before it could be organized.
Perhaps you forget we granted the Bundesrat these powers in a democratic referendum a couple of years ago.

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So is the UK for that matter, which is why they're promoting the possibility of 'staycations'. UK tourism accounts for just under 10% of GDP.
Actually I suspect the UK is another country that is roughly balanced - possibly even exports more tourism than it imports.
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For me its finished now. No 2 m distance,no hand washing,no mouth guard etc etc.
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Old 05.05.2020, 13:40
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For me its finished now. No 2 m distance,no hand washing,no mouth guard etc etc.
Why?
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Old 05.05.2020, 13:41
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Perhaps you forget we granted the Bundesrat these powers in a democratic referendum a couple of years ago.

No, I didn't. It's about the democratic rights regarding the lock down. I don't think there is anything you can do about it. You can only influence the next pandemy or lock down.
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Why?
Because it gets him responses and attention.
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Why?
Enough. Time to get ones life back to pre corona
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Old 05.05.2020, 14:19
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Food for thought.

New York City (8.54 million) and Switzerland (8.57 million) have similar populations. Both New York City (13.5%) and Switzerland (13.3%) have a similar percentage aged over 64, the age group hardest hit by the virus.

By 4 May 2020, Switzerland had 29,981 confirmed cases (0.3% of the population), 1,784 deaths and around 3,000 active cases.

By 4 May 2020, NYC had 175,651 confirmed cases (2.1% of the population), 19,057 deaths, around 130,000 estimated active cases and an estimated 43,045 people hospitalised with Covid-19.
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Old 05.05.2020, 14:31
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New York City (8.54 million) and Switzerland (8.57 million) have similar populations. Both New York City (13.5%) and Switzerland (13.3%) have a similar percentage aged over 64, the age group hardest hit by the virus.

By 4 May 2020, Switzerland had 29,981 confirmed cases (0.3% of the population), 1,784 deaths and around 3,000 active cases.

By 4 May 2020, NYC had 175,651 confirmed cases (2.1% of the population), 19,057 deaths, around 130,000 estimated active cases and an estimated 43,045 people hospitalised with Covid-19.
I think the density of the population makes a huge difference in this case. Switzerland with 219 per km^2, New York City with 10947 per km^2
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... I guess re-opening businesses will depend on how much can every business adapt to the new rules ...
I wonder what's gonna happen to saunas, perhaps the actual steam rooms will be open but the indoor resting areas closed off, only outdoor chairs accessible and spaced apart?
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... it is impossible to have social distancing on flights ...
Hasn't it been decided against leaving empty rows/seats on planes and instead rely on masks and additional onboard air filtering?
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I think the density of the population makes a huge difference in this case. Switzerland with 219 per km^2, New York City with 10947 per km^2
I agree about the density of population but would also add obesity, diabetes and heart issues into the mix - notwithstanding access to a good healthcare system.
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I think the point was that countries may have an entry requirement of proof of vaccination for COVID-19, when one becomes available.
So far we've entertained the possibility of immunity passports, proof of being tested negative for Covid-19
before travel or travelling in a ( no quarantine for me upon arrival ) with the special Aussie - New Zealand
'tourist bubble card', of course proof of having been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be the ultimate aim
whenever that appears in the future for tourist travel.

But in the meantime couldn't they all fly Business Class ??
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I agree about the density of population but would also add obesity, diabetes and heart issues into the mix - notwithstanding access to a good healthcare system.
Add in BAME as well.
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But in the meantime couldn't they all fly Business Class ??
You're going to have to explain that one.
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There are currently 45 countries that require travellers to have the International Health Certificate for Yellow Fever Vaccination.
So there is a working system for checking vaccinations in place that could be used.
Not really.
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Neither, depends on the travel route.

Only a few have an unconditional requirement, at least on the first page most have something like this:
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Yellow fever (2013) Country requirement: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
Yellow fever vaccine recommendation: no
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Togo is one of the few that requires one unconditionally. Some countries appear to have Tanzania on their list of risk-of-transmission countries.
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Hasn't it been decided against leaving empty rows/seats on planes and instead rely on masks and additional onboard air filtering?
Additional onboard air filtering is simply not possible. Airlines already use HEPA filters that take out viruses. Airflow is from the centre to the window meaning you are breathing the air of your seat mates and the air of people in the rows in front and back of you. So a maximum of 8 others on a narrow bodied aircraft. (which is why the aisle seats are best)

Leaving empty rows or seats is not economically sustainable. On a flight that would be normally full, you would need to increase fares by a third and double the cost of inflight catering by a half

And masks available to the public don’t actually work that well. And how are you going to drink their expensive drinks and eat their expensive food if you are wearing a mask?
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Old 05.05.2020, 15:18
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You're going to have to explain that one.
Do you mean business class for long haul routes where you usually have more space with the pod seats? Depending on seat type that's not always true. Check out Thompson Seats for business class to see how you can compact you can make business class whilst still providing a sense of comfort.

As for short haul, the empty seat between in business is all well and good, but who's paying for all these empty seats all the way through the aircraft?
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New York City (8.54 million) and Switzerland (8.57 million) have similar populations. Both New York City (13.5%) and Switzerland (13.3%) have a similar percentage aged over 64, the age group hardest hit by the virus.

By 4 May 2020, Switzerland had 29,981 confirmed cases (0.3% of the population), 1,784 deaths and around 3,000 active cases.

By 4 May 2020, NYC had 175,651 confirmed cases (2.1% of the population), 19,057 deaths, around 130,000 estimated active cases and an estimated 43,045 people hospitalised with Covid-19.
Ahem, you are comparing super densely populated urban jungle (complete with high-rise ghettos) to a sophisticated alpine country?

And have you been to a supermarket in NYC? You can touch the opposite aisle shelves with your shoulders...
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