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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 12:54 AM

U.S. Tells Citizens to Get Out of India as Covid Crisis Deepens

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. government told its citizens to leave India as soon as possible as the country’s Covid-19 crisis worsens at an astonishing pace.

In a Level 4 travel advisory --- the highest issued by the State Department -- U.S. citizens were told “not to travel to India or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so.” There are 14 direct daily flights between India and the U.S. and other services that connect through Europe, the department said.

Indian authorities and hospitals are struggling to cope with unprecedented Covid infections and deaths. Official data on Thursday showed new cases rose by a staggering 379,257 over the prior 24 hours, another record, while 3,645 additional lives were lost. More than 204,800 people have died. The South Asian nation now has the world’s fastest-growing caseload with 18.4 million confirmed instances. The virus has gripped India’s populace with a severity not seen in its first wave.

Mass funeral pyres, lines of ambulances outside overcrowded hospitals and desperate pleas on social media for oxygen underscore how grossly unprepared India’s federal and state governments are to tackle the latest coronavirus wave.


Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-29/u-s-tells-citizens-to-leave-india-as-covid-19-swamps-hospitals

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Reply U.S. Tells Citizens to Get Out of India as Covid Crisis Deepens (Original post)
dalton99a Apr 29 OP
dweller Apr 29 #1
dalton99a Apr 29 #2
Liberty Belle Apr 29 #3
Withywindle Apr 30 #25
ck4829 Apr 29 #4
IronLionZion Apr 29 #18
orleans Apr 29 #5
JCMach1 Apr 30 #24
Hekate Apr 29 #6
Skittles Apr 29 #7
womanofthehills Apr 29 #8
NJCher Apr 29 #9
mdelaguna Apr 29 #11
BumRushDaShow Apr 29 #10
Martin68 Apr 29 #12
Initech Apr 29 #13
OneCrazyDiamond Apr 29 #14
Hortensis Apr 29 #15
IronLionZion Apr 29 #17
Evolve Dammit Apr 29 #16
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 29 #19
James48 Apr 29 #20
roamer65 Apr 29 #21
Delphinus Apr 29 #23
tonekat Apr 29 #22
Withywindle Apr 30 #26

Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:05 AM

1. Will they quarantine when arriving here ?

They need to

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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:19 AM

2. It appears there is no requirement

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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:19 AM

3. I wondered about that, too.

This should be required so we don't relive the cruise ship passengers who brought it here.

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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 04:31 AM

25. My first thought

Why the hell are we allowing anyone to come here from there with no quarantine period?

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:25 AM

4. Modi clearly can't handle this crisis, yeah I said it - Now watch as DU gets banned in India

Because that will solve things.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 12:45 PM

18. Modi, Trump, Bolsonaro, Putin, Johnson, etc.

The pandemic has clearly been way worse in countries ruled by RW assholes than the ones with sensible liberal leaders.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:50 AM

5. throw their asses in quarantine as soon as they're off those planes

it's a public health concern/crisis

i don't know why they hell they they are being told to get out as soon as possible but aren't being told to quarantine.

so...get out of there, bring it home and spread it wherever you want to

ugh!

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Response to orleans (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 02:00 AM

24. Way too late. The variety is already here and probably has been for awhile

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 03:36 AM

6. Other countries will have to quarantine them or C-19 will explode across the planet like wildfire...



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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 03:53 AM

7. I am hoping we do what we can to help India

this is huge tragedy

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:19 AM

8. India's triple mutant Virus may evade our vaccines

This is bad. Multiple reports out tonight about this.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:11 AM

9. Quarantine?

Each one of them could infect the entire plane. Talk about a super spreader event.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:40 AM

11. True. A smarter evac seems warranted

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:25 AM

10. This is like a spring 2020 redux

when Americans were encouraged to return home from Europe, en masse, unbeknownst at the time when many were asymptomatic. And for those who were symptomatic, a variety of "symptoms" were completely dismissed as not being valid "symptoms".

And this is happening just when everything is being thrown open with the fantasy that the vaccine is a "shield".

We're fucked.

The one fortunate thing is that the travel back and forth to India is probably a fraction of what occurred between the U.S. and European countries, so we're talking about a much smaller number of people in general.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:33 AM

12. "Run away!"

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:49 AM

13. How is this going to happen safely?

Shit this could send everything back to ground zero if this gets out in the open.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:56 AM

14. It is so refreshing having a leader who cares about their people.


You can trust the information they put out, and make informed decisions before things blow up. That right there will save lives.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:59 AM

15. A Brit journalit in India on CNN said "everyone" he knows has it, and it didn't

really sound like hyperbole. He's trying to be safe but pretty much resigned to getting it, and he speculates that highly infectious variants are a big part of what's happening, not just the millions who traveled during that month-long festival.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 12:44 PM

17. It's pretty much impossible to social distance in that part of the world

in a culture where several generations live together and the population is so high. The best people can do it wear masks and try to get the few vaccines available. So more contagious variants are a major problem in places like that. People still pull down their masks to eat, drink, show ID, or it's too hot and stuffy.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:33 AM

16. Multiplee variants in India that are way more contagious than the original. Scary. nt

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:45 PM

19. Quarantine and test all of them!

Damn it!

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:03 PM

20. Isolate arrivals

And make them isolate for ten days.
All flights from India needs to be flagged to isolate ion arrival. Fill local hotels.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:15 PM

21. There is a fifth horseman of the apocalypse.

It’s mankind.

We are our worst enemy.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:07 PM

23. Agreed.

Unfortunately.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:05 PM

22. Testing for COVID 19 is still required to get into the US

From the State Dept. Travel page:

Effective January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers two years of age and over entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three (3) calendar days of departure​, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recent recovery for all passengers prior to boarding. ​Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.

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Response to tonekat (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 04:34 AM

26. I don't see how a negative test within 3 days really helps

Considering how likely one is to get infected AT the airport.

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