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New USA cdc requirements

Discussion in 'General Travel and Vacation Discussions' started by Luca Brasi, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: USA
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    It would make sense for Mexico to require tests, not for USA. The rate of new cases is 4 times higher here.

    Mexico: 14,395 new cases, 115 per million
    USA: 151,107 new cases, 458 per million.

    By total number of cases, Mexico is No 97 with 12,001 per million; USA is No 7 with 70,861.

    By number of active cases, USA: 28,003 per million. Mexico: 1,938 per million.

    So this is a typical bureaucratic knee-jerk response. They pretend to do something but actually shift the hardship on us but do nothing themselves.
     
  2. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    6,438
    5,167
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    It wouldn’t even need to be that extreme. It would just take a little common sense and a lot less selfish behavior and thinking the rules do not apply to them.
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    And we have become a McDonalds have it your way drive up...

    Me: What brought you to our office today?
    Patient: I just want that rapid test to see if I have the Covid.
    Me: Have you had any symptoms?
    Patient: No.
    Me: Then you need the PCR test. The rapid test will not be accurate.
    Patient: I don’t care [how accurate it is]. I just want the results now.
     
  3. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
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    Yes but this way the government can say we are doing stuff to prevent it. Its a show to make people feel better.
     
  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    6,438
    5,167
    113
    Not to make this political but some of the powers that be were pushing for this for the past several weeks but the higher ups in the White House would not ok it. New management. New rules. Likely the first of many.
     
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  5. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Taiwan
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    This is what flying on many airlines in Asia looks like. No food or drinks onboard and staff in PPE clothing.
    No PCR test and no mask you are not allowed to board the flight.

    ASIA TRAVEL.jpg
     
  6. P-Dog

    P-Dog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kohala, Hawaii
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    How many times have you said that to people?

    Trolling the travel forums. Telling people they shouldn't travel. The hero we all need.
     
  7. Kyle0692

    Kyle0692 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NE Florida
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    I just saw this new CDC guideline today.

    We already had to postpone our liveaboard to Turks and Caicos once. Return flight is the same day we get off the boat.. Ridiculous!!
     

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