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Testing at the Airport

by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Sunday, January 24, 2021, 00:57 (107 days ago) @ Justin

In my opinion, testing may provide minimal extra protection from spread. You can actually be infected with Covid and potentially transmit it a couple of days before the test turns positive. So while it will prevent some folks from flying, it reduces, but does not eliminate the risk. It is probably better than taking temperatures, as many never run temps with Covid. While compulsive cleaning of surfaces can’t hurt, most feel that transmission from contact with a surface is extremely rare. Masks, social distancing, limited travel, no group activities, and hand washing are all simple and stand the best chance of limiting transmission.
We cancelled our February trip, received our first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Friday. Assuming things stabilize a bit down there we will be down in mid March. At that point it is unlikely we could become infected, and although it hasn’t been proven yet, it seems unlikely we could transmit an infection. At the same time though, if things are back to the red stage, we probably won’t go as so many things would be limited it wouldn’t be much of a vacation.


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