The topic of voyages nowadays triggers very intense reactions of people because of COVID-19, and understandably so. Any time I post travel tips on social media and fail to use the phrases “later” or when it’s safe,” the chorus of critics tell me that it is reckless to encourage pandemics in travel, everybody needs to stay home.
Many people felt “shamed of driving” during the summer, even though the vacation was far away.
But shaming doesn’t fix anything as I wrote about flight shaming in my essay. It doesn’t alter someone’s behaviour; it just lets them grab deeper, as shaming takes the character as an assault. And nobody likes to say they’re the evil man.
And what about those who are dependent on tourism? “I am sorry you’ve had to get starving and become homeless,” you claim 10 percent of the world. Only when a vaccine is safe for everybody will we fly again! Happiness! ”?
As COVID reached in March, we were asked to “flat the curve” at home, so that our healthcare systems weren’t overruled. This occurred in many nations. It didn’t in other countries, particularly in the U.S.
In reality, many people are now weary of COVID and are beginning to move again (not only to migrate somewhere for months but even for short time) as the pandemic grows to new heights in many parts of Europe and the United States.
But should you? Is it right to travel during COVID?
COVID-19 is very real, very real. I just got it I had it. It’s been had by my colleagues. I know people have lost family members. The strain is six times lethal and spreads much more than the influenza. (And we have to think about this now, because we are starting the Northern Hemisphere flu season.)
So it’s not the Middle Ages, on the other hand (or 1918 even). We know the best methods that many countries worldwide have adopted to minimise the transmission of infectious diseases (in Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, Iceland, New Zealand and Thailand).
Physicians and researchers are far faster than in the past as they are being monitored and vaccinated (Pfizer just published very positive test findings in my publication).
Now, before a vaccine is available, I’m not guilty anybody to want to stay home. After the pandemic begins, I have friends who have not left their home. Citizens are entitled to be vigilant
But can we be disgraced by people who don’t sit at home?
As a summer driver, I know that there are ways to ride and reduce risk.
I agree that the virus must be treated and travelled like we handle STDs and sex. We can’t pretend that people won’t have sex (or in the case of an infection, come into touch with others), so we can give them the latest advice about safe sex (reduce the chance of having a virus), cover them (masks) and always test the need.
When I began this report last month, the number of cases and hospitalizations did not escalate too rapidly. I think we should stay home and away more from crowds, in part. Carry a mask, social isolation, and be sly.
Although that doesn’t mean everywhere else, just because the United States and Europe are basket cases. There are many areas that are all right – and tourists are welcome.
There’s always a safe way to mitigate travel and risk. You should do a lot of items of common sense to be safe:
- Get a test of COVID before you leave
- Carry a mask all the time
- Wash the fingers
- Hold social gap
- Stop major meetings
The following laws are all followed. If there are strict laws in the State or nation you tour, observe them. Recently, a friend visited Jamaica, where visitors can only enter those places through the authorities. He wanted instead to get an Airbnb out of those countries, and I was quite unhappy to hear it. The quarantine broke and a second wave in Iceland was sparked by two French visitors. Wherever you go, follow the rules.
Second, don’t get much going. Plus you go, plus the chance of and expansion) becomes more pronounced. Carry a mask, exercise good grooming, distance social and stop crowds. Too many people go around various countries I see that all is okay. Or to whine for wearing a mask. Take the same action at home — not only to defend yourself but to protect the people you meet.