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I tweeted this yesterday literally hangry and waiting for my takeaway food. Time for a more considered thread on discrimination, failures, empathy and way forward. 1/n
First let's just get this out of the way. I nearly threw my phone when I saw this. Everyone needs to call out this kind of racist, discriminatory BS for what it really is. No one here thinks it's clever or funny. 2/n
The biggest failure around our response to #omicron is the #travelbans. The cancelled flights are hugely disruptive to the supply chain in southern Africa. 3/n
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Breaking: EU VP @MargSchinas says the Commission got tough with the United States in talks yesterday, demanding reciprocity on ending #TravelBans.

"They were we’re hopeful we will have good news on that soon," he says. "It's now up to them"
"We very much insisted that the ‘America is back’ narrative and the revival of the transatlantic partnership should not be reserved to politicians, officials, diplomats and generals," Schinas says.

#Biden must also restart people-to-people contacts.
"We told them Europe is the most vaccinated continent in the world today," says Schinas. "We have in record time produced an EU #Covid19 certificate that testifies in a very accurate way that a traveller is not a risk to others."

(US doesn't have a national vaccine certificate)
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✈️Flying during COVID19 - the numbers

COVID19-figures on aviation are rare.
A thread about (the search for) this data.

We've collected 4.400 flights with at least one contagious(!) person.

Corona spreads its wings… ⬇️🧵
✈️Flying during COVID19 - the numbers

COVID19 & variants spread worldwide, also by aviation.
Despite precautions like PCR- and Antigen-tests.

Why are there no figures?
● Commercial interests?
● Inconvenient? (we want to travel)
● Too difficult?

No... it's not too difficult.
✈️Flying during COVID19 - the numbers

Fortunately, some countries share flights with contagious COVID19-persons, to alert other passengers.

From 5 websites we've collected:
● 4.428 international "affected"-flights
● 962 flightnumbers
● 98 airlines
● 82 countries

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