The Effect of 90% Effective Vaccine on Aviation Sector

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11. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2139 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Peter

The workaround for that might be that

a) certain origin countries won't have that requirement - ie. NZ
b) if you don't want to get the vaccination for whatever reason (immunocompromised perhaps), you could maybe opt out but then you'd have to go into a quarantine hotel for 2 weeks like what is happening now.

With the vaccines appearing to be "only" something on the order of 90% effective, I think that countries like NZ which are currently basically covid-free will give up that status in order to reopen travel. Vaccinated travellers will take it in, so Kiwis will need to be vaccinated too, so they may well not be exempt from other countries vaccine rules. (If things end up being done rationally rather than politically!)

In the case of existing vaccine requirements like yellow fever, I've not heard of alternatives like quarantine hotels. I thought it was simply a case of show your proof of vaccination to travel. I suspect it may be the case for this too. Although of course it's likely to be a mishmash of rules in different places.

12. Posted by Peter (Admin 6940 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Actually, I'm a bit unsure on what the current crop of vaccine candidates actually achieves. It seems maybe it only helps stop the individual from getting sick, but they can still transfer it to other people?

If so, then I guess the goal will in fact be to give everyone in Australia the chance to vaccinate, then open up and let people in regardless of their vaccination status.

13. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2139 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Peter

Actually, I'm a bit unsure on what the current crop of vaccine candidates actually achieves. It seems maybe it only helps stop the individual from getting sick, but they can still transfer it to other people?

There's little data yet. Only the Oxford vaccine group (I've heard) have been swab testing to monitor how much people may be spreaders even if themselves protected. The hope and expectation (as yet unconfirmed) is that these vaccines should protect in both ways.

I heard today that there are commitments to make 3.5bn doses of vaccine so far, so yes it looks like the plan is to offer it to everyone worldwide including relatively unaffected countries. They're throwing the book at this.

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