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Old 28th Jun 2020, 21:37
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Rapid Spread of Covid-19 cause.

There's not much of a doubt about it .
The biggest cause of the rapid and world wide spread of Covid-19 can be put down to one word- AEROPLANE.
From what I have read the vast majority of case were imported and mainly by air.
I guess it's the price of progress that this has spread so widely and quickly.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 22:45
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There's not much of a doubt about it .
The biggest cause of the rapid and world wide spread of Covid-19 can be put down to one word- AEROPLANE.
From what I have read the vast majority of case were imported and mainly by air.
I guess it's the price of progress that this has spread so widely and quickly.
Undoubtababtly air travel has made the world a smaller place and sped the spread.
That's very different to the often held fear of the disease spreading within an aircraft, which is apparently not an issue.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 00:15
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The biggest cause of the rapid and world wide spread of Covid-19 can be put down to one word- AEROPLANE.
People spread the virus, and by far the biggest source has not been from air travel. Of the 100,000 people who have died in the US, very few got it from air travel. Most got it from person to person contact.

There have been a large number of the initial cases attributed to people who came from cruise ships. This is where people are exposed to other people repeatedly over days and weeks.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 02:11
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SWH. What I am referring to is the world wide rapid spread not the huge number of cases that have occurred by human to human transmission in many countries after it first arrived.
Had it not been for air travel I doubt if it would have spread so far and so rapidly so soon.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 02:25
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Rod, you forgot to chuck in there the contrails we have been spreading all these years and it’s not only COVID in it ( insert evil laugh). Now give your wife back her tinfoil and we will get the horses out of the stables to slow down the spread of pandemics.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 02:27
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Had it not been for air travel I doubt if it would have spread so far and so rapidly so soon.
Obviously.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 03:38
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100 years ago, the Spanish Flu spread around the world very quickly via sea transport & that was with a much lower population that was more widely dispersed.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 03:47
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Originally Posted by RodH View Post
There's not much of a doubt about it .
The biggest cause of the rapid and world wide spread of Covid-19 can be put down to one word- AEROPLANE.
From what I have read the vast majority of case were imported and mainly by air.
I guess it's the price of progress that this has spread so widely and quickly.
Ok. Letís stop all air travel. Forever.
What a pointless post.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 03:59
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Ergo, the Horse caused the Black Death then!
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 04:14
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There's another word, AIRPLANE.

(Minority usage, I agree.)

Personally, I blame the oil. Without that, these pesky aircraft would never have flown. Oh, plus the wood, canvas and dope.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 04:49
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As a wise (not) old man used to say "someone should have drowned the Wright brothers at birth"
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 05:35
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in other recent news, the sky is blue
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 05:41
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Wow! Some people really like to belittle someone's posts.
All I have done is observed that this Covid-19 has spread quickly and widely by the Airplane / Aircraft.
What on earth is wrong with saying this?
It's simply an observation of the way things have changed for the human race due to technological advances , some are causing problems but we cannot and will not change that.
Can't some of you just read it and take it for what it is without knocking the post?
Purely an observation of the way things have changed over the years and in particular the way it has affected this Pandemic.
That's all it is.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 06:02
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Hi Rod.

As someone has said above, youíre basically saying the sky is blue. Anyone on this forum understands the role air travel plays in this. Governments understand the role that air travel plays. Thatís why weíre all sitting at home not getting paid.

We know it, we get it. Weíve known since January, and especially since March when the world - our world - was shut down. Your post really doesnít add much to the discussion. Iím sorry if itís harsh but there are thousands of posts on PPRuNe that attest to the fact that pilots understand that air travel allows a virus to spread rapidly.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 06:04
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RodH,
Seems youve been around a while but you should know by now that pointing out anything whatsoever about Aircraft or the Airline Industry that
puts it in a bad light, is a sure fire way to earn Judge, Judgement, Drawn and quartered, and hung in the local town square as a warning for all to not venture into this taboo zone. 😂
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 06:26
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RodH,

Do not worry too much about some people on here. Some people can not help themselves. True Colours of the Aviation industry at present. It was a toxic culture pre-COVID, even worse now!
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 06:46
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Blackout. Yes, it's a shame we just cant make a simple observation without being hammered.
I have been in aviation for 50 years and went through 2 airline collapses , lost all of my savings through the GFC so I do know how they feel and I truly understand their hurt but that's no reason to carry on like some are.
I love aviation and it's still a very big part of my life.
This horrible Covid-19 has wreaked havoc in our world and hopefully it will all be over before too long and Aviation gets back on it's feet stronger than ever.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 07:51
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Had it not been for air travel I doubt if it would have spread so far and so rapidly so soon.
Youíve been thinking about this very deeply.
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