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Airplanes. Measles. 🧵

Measles Claimed 207,500 lives in 2019.…

CoVid claimed 3 million, although the official toll was 1,813,188.…

For 2020 and 2021, aggregate, 18.2 million.…

And now? CoVid is as
transmissible as measles. Or almost as.

Yet airplane transmission minimizers would have us believe we can safely ride planes.

Let's take a quick look at what the USA does with measles exposure on flights. 👇👇
That was for one case of measles on board.


Why would the government go to all that effort if airborne diseases are NOT easily transmissible on airplanes?
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Ah we do everything again, and again, and again.

This from 1948.

"It's not as bad a whopping cough, stop freaking out"
Worry about a risk is normal .

Panic myth is a myth.

Humans repeat the same things again and again.

No, we cannot stop without training.

(And there may be some things like optimism bias/denial we can never quite get over.)
This was about psych

I leave to your homework to determine:
1. rate of polio, and outcomes;
2. compare/contrast with that of COVID-19.

Are they similar? Dissimilar? Do we know enough about COVID-19? Long-term/developmental? When will we see these things?
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It's widely accepted that #MeaslesIsAirborne

I summarized the evidence for airborne spread of Measles vs. COVID-19 in a table

The results were quite shocking to me ...

How is it that we are still discussing whether or not #COVIDisAirborne??

The disease on the left is managed with airborne precautions, including respiratory protection (N95/respirator) and ventilation optimization

In Canada, the disease on the right is still managed with droplet and contact precautions (gowns, gaping surgical masks with substandard filtration efficiencies, gloves, face shields and plenty of hygiene theatre)

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