A New Cranky Talk is Live – Updates on COVID Traveler Safety

Podcast, Safety/Security

Cranky Talk – Traveler Safety Part 2

On this week’s Cranky Talk… we’re doing another follow-up episode. No, it’s not that we’ve run out of ideas. We’re doing it because when it comes to COVID safety, there is a whole lot of new info to talk about. So, come join our longest podcast yet (18+ minutes) and learn about the safety dance.

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1 comment on “A New Cranky Talk is Live – Updates on COVID Traveler Safety

  1. Another excellent Cranky Talk! Thank you!

    The reference to the flight into Ireland during summer 2020 is interesting. The report is available here: https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.42.2001624#html_fulltext
    However I don’t believe it is readily available to U.S. readers.

    In part, the report reads as follows…..

    Fifty-nine laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 from six of the eight different health regions (Regions A–H) throughout the Republic of Ireland were linked to an international flight into Ireland in summer 2020 (Figure 1). An outbreak case was defined as positive PCR for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (naso-pharyngeal swab) in either a passenger or a contact of a passenger. Thirteen cases were passengers on the same flight to Ireland, each having transferred via a large international airport, flying into Europe from three different continents (Groups 1 and 2; Group 3 and Group 4).

    Of the flight groups, Group 1 reported spending up to 12?h overnight in the transit lounge during stopover; Group 2 shared a separate transit lounge; Group 3 and Group 4 had separate short waits of under 2 h in the general airport departure area.

    The flight into Ireland was 7.5?h long and had a passenger occupancy of 17% (49/283 seats) with 12 crew

    There is a lot more information available within the report, along with valuable data, explanatory diagrams, etc.

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