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Old Mar 28th 2021, 12:13 pm
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Although data coming out of Israel suggests that transmission may be reduced by up to two thirds, which is excellent.
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Old Mar 28th 2021, 12:22 pm
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What concerns me the most is the mass influx of visitors once people are allowed to travel from Europe .... whether tested or not some will slip the net and it will spread like wildfire and then they will all F off again like at Xmas and NY.
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Old Mar 28th 2021, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by nonthaburi View Post
Although data coming out of Israel suggests that transmission may be reduced by up to two thirds, which is excellent.
That's superb news potentially.

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What concerns me the most is the mass influx of visitors once people are allowed to travel from Europe .... whether tested or not some will slip the net and it will spread like wildfire and then they will all F off again like at Xmas and NY.
Two chaps who are friends of a friend of friend apparently came with fake negatives they'd bought online. 50 quid and straight into the UAE before Xmas.
Those sorts won't be stopped regardless I'm afraid.
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Originally Posted by nonthaburi View Post
Although data coming out of Israel suggests that transmission may be reduced by up to two thirds, which is excellent.
Yep.. early days but there are suggestions that people who contract the virus post vaccination carry a lower viral load and are therefore less infectious.
If that holds true there's a glimmer at the end of the tunnel.
Great hearing the stories on here as the UAE is miles in front of most of the world vax wise.
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What concerns me the most is the mass influx of visitors once people are allowed to travel from Europe .... whether tested or not some will slip the net and it will spread like wildfire and then they will all F off again like at Xmas and NY.
You have hit the nail on the head. Because of differing vaccination rates in various countries you will see differing border strategies emerging.
My feeling from the UK media is that they are softening the public for no overseas travel without quarantine on return this UK summer.
For hub countries such as the UAE it will be a difficult decision.
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Looking more and more positive for straight forward UK-UAE travel to come next month.
Report due this week on a new system of traffic lights that looks to take vaccinations into account as well.
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The Ramadan effect! The UAE and possibly Bahrain have done enough of a job in vaccinating to knock the peak off it but I predict it will be carnage in the rest of the Islamic world as soon as the iftars start and they will start for sure. As of Monday the number of cases will spiral out of control even Saudi that is only reporting a faction of cases will surpass the UK for case numbers. What will be impact on international Travel? When the Middle East becomes Covid Central what nation will permit travel.
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The Ramadan effect! The UAE and possibly Bahrain have done enough of a job in vaccinating to knock the peak off it but I predict it will be carnage in the rest of the Islamic world as soon as the iftars start and they will start for sure. As of Monday the number of cases will spiral out of control even Saudi that is only reporting a faction of cases will surpass the UK for case numbers. What will be impact on international Travel? When the Middle East becomes Covid Central what nation will permit travel.
Didn't really play out that way last year though, did it?
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Last year everyone was scared shitless. The "I'm bored of this and don't give a **** any more" attitude is much more prevalent now.
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Last year everyone was scared shitless. The "I'm bored of this and don't give a **** any more" attitude is much more prevalent now.
last year we were told it would kill 25pct of us.

this year we know it kills 0.01%



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last year we were told it would kill 25pct of us.

this year we know it kills 0.01%
And that's on beefed up UK reported numbers.
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The point, whatever the mortality rate, is that people this Ramadan may be less careful than last time, suggesting we might get more of a case uptick. In the papers today they even warned (in AD at least) to expect greater random inspections to make sure people are complying with social distancing etc.
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The point, whatever the mortality rate, is that people this Ramadan may be less careful than last time, suggesting we might get more of a case uptick. In the papers today they even warned (in AD at least) to expect greater random inspections to make sure people are complying with social distancing etc.
I think your thought process is hugely logical and valid.
I hope you're wrong (even thought it's unlikely) as it'll affect how likely the UAE is to be 'green' for travel to the UK.
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Didn't really play out that way last year though, did it?
Last year it had only just started this year it has a wide distribution combined with growing apathy toward it. Last year it was cases being imported in to the region from elsewhere since then the UAE has had a surplus and even been exporting. In Saudi the R rate is at 1.25 which indicates a steep rise is coming in addition to the pending party season.
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From the FT this morning:
China considers mixing vaccines to bolster efficacy
Center for Disease Control makes first public admission that there is a ‘problem’ with local jabs.

China’s Center for Disease Control is thinking about mixing vaccines and varying the sequence of doses to boost efficacy. It is the first time a government body has discussed publicly that there are concerns over the effectiveness of Chinese jabs. Gao Fu, the CDC head, told a forum on Saturday that the agency was “considering how to solve the problem that the efficacy of existing vaccines is not high”, according to local media.
Further down we have the wonderful tidbit that in Chile where it is in extensive use, Sinovac has an efficacy of 3% after the first jab...
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