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Really? This is why we can’t stop this thing people obsessed with their rights and current economies when we really should be operating under “an asteroid is coming!!!” Principles. Every nihilist that ever told me humans would act like crabs in a barrel has been vindicated by these outcomes and cheap messages.
Humanity has definitely been disappointing throughout this whole ordeal
People can clap from behind closed doors.
What do they expect? Free travel for all their citizens?
So you’re more concerned about South Africa’s travel and tourism industry than containing the variant? This is literally why they are complaining.
How does that make any sense?
They’re correct, the reaction *was* different for other variants, which is why those ones spread around the world in a day and a half.
This variant has already spread, we just haven’t tested enough to know how much is has already spread but cases have gone across borders..
If you remember the pattern of other variants then you know this cannot be stopped. NYC first detected case of covid was proven to not be the first case months later, it turned out NYC had hundreds of cases of not thousands before we discovered the first infection.
I suppose a travel ban can slow the spread and give humanity more time to adjust vaccines, adjust lockdown measures etc. but don’t anyone pretend this travel ban will stop covid..
Ps. I’m an American currently in SA. and I will be getting tested to travel out of here just the same as before the new variant… any lockdown only makes me have to circumvent through other borders. Testing is what stops covid, not lockdowns. The amount of traffic that the US has and it’s global connection means that it can never isolate itself to stop this variant from showing up… it’s coming for the US and you know it.
Hey, we’re all turning into zombies… why won’t you let us in??
It’s not punishment, it’s self-preservation.
Now… it’s going to get in anyway, but in 100 days we should have a vaccine, so we need to buy some time.
USA has direct nonstop flights to Johannesburg South Africa, to and from Atlanta (ATL), New York (JFK) and Washington (IAD). And they are still flying until Monday, with people fresh off the plane from South Africa mingling with all the Thanksgiving travellers in the airports thru the weekend. The first cases will be announced in the US soon, no way it isn’t already here.
Not being allowed into Canada during winter is not a bad thing…..
This is fucking stupid: Yes, you found a new strain of covid and now the rest of the world can prepare. No, we are not going to spread it further by allowing travel. Sorry about your luck but “we” are not punishing South Africa for making a discovery. “We” are staying the fuck away and keeping you there so the rest of us don’t catch it. For fuck’s sake.
Don’t yall worry, its already here in the USA. Just give it couple of days and they will tell you it was here two weeks ago while flights will still continue.
And this is what’s wrong with the narrative around the virus.
Restrictions are NOT and never have been about punishment, it’s about containing the spread of the thing as much as we can to buy time to respond properly. Nobody likes having their movements restricted, but the alternative is worse for everyone else.