In this difficult time we all have many questions about our safety. We know well the covid effect on the whole earth, but we also feel our inner voice that longs for an ordinary life. We all want to go back to the big concerts, unrestricted travel, crowded beaches and maskless hugs.
We have selected the 5 most frequently asked questions and we offer you an answer. Bemorepanda is ready to inform you about the hottest questions, because many want to know more about the covid vaccine, about travel and other interesting things.
1.Is it safe to fly right now?
As there is a very changing trajectory of Coronavirus infection during this period, flight crews recommend that all passengers be informed in advance of the measures taken by the authorities in the country of destination / transit, in the context of managing and limiting the spread of Coronavirus infection. Coronavirus.
Flight crews use the following sources of information:
The safest information for your travels regarding the evolution of the Coronavirus virus can be found on the WHO (World Health Organization) website https://www.who.int/
Lately I have seen an increased interest in different destinations, especially for the summer. In fact, we notice a decrease in prices for trips booked for summer in countries such as: Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Sweden, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, etc.
We recommend that all travelers take protective measures against Coronavirus (also known as Covid-19).
- If you are sick or not feeling well, we advise you to postpone your trip.
- Wash your hands with soap and water (or 60% -90% alcohol) for at least 30 seconds as often as possible.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a napkin or elbow crease when you sneeze or cough.
- Avoid touching your nose or mouth during the trip.
- Avoid contact with people who show signs of a cold.
- Avoid going to crowded places.
Each airport has taken additional precautions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. These measures may include thermal scanners to identify people with fever, possibly carriers of Coronavirus, dispensers with disinfectant, leaflets with information about Coronavirus and special crews ready to intervene if an aircraft arrives from a contaminated area or a sick passenger is on board a aircraft.
2.Is it safe to travel to Mexico right now?
EMERGENCY: YES (SANITARY EMERGENCY)
ENTRY RESTRICTIONS ON NATIONAL TERRITORY IN MEXICO:
- As of March 12, 2020, sanitary controls have been temporarily introduced at all border crossings.
- Mexico City International Airport is only allowed for those who prove that they are making an essential trip, as the center of the country has re-entered, starting with February 15, 2021 in the orange code of the epidemiological traffic light. Persons unable to prove this shall be rejected at the border and sent back with the first available flight. Foreign nationals who declare that they are entering Mexico for tourist purposes, to get married or for other purposes that are not considered essential (and that can be postponed) are not allowed to enter through this airport.
- At Cancun International Airport, immigration authorities have imposed much stricter controls as the Riviera Maya tourist area (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, etc.) has re-entered the orange code of the epidemiological traffic light, and the capacity of hotels, restaurants and sights has been reduced to 50% while beaches, shopping malls and shops can operate at only 30% of capacity.
- Immigration authorities carry out checks, in collaboration with hotels and airlines, on the firm confirmation and payment of accommodation for the entire period declared by tourists, as well as the return flight to Europe.
- In order not to have problems boarding return flights, we recommend that you check whether or not the country in which you will stop is listed as one with an epidemiological risk. If that country is one with an epidemiological risk, you will have to present, at the time of stopping and boarding a flight, a negative PCR test (performed a maximum of 72 hours before) or the medical certificate attesting to the vaccination against Covid. (second dose) at least 10 days in advance or a medical certificate showing that you have been infected with Covid-19 and that 14 days have already passed since the infection was confirmed.
3.Is it safe to go to the gym?
Despite all the rules and restrictions imposed by the pandemic, the message to move remains valid if you want to stay healthy. Exercise, whether performed outdoors or indoors, ensures optimal physical and mental health, all the more necessary during this stressful and uncertain period.
Moderate exercise, if practiced regularly, has many benefits for the cardiovascular system, while also helping to strengthen the immune system, which is especially important in the fight against all types of viruses, not just COVID-19. At the same time, research shows that patients infected with the new coronavirus, who suffer from hypertension, diabetes or cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease, have an increased risk of hospitalization and death. In contrast, physically active people have low levels of inflammatory markers and have a stronger immune response to vaccines, with a lower risk of disease, studies show.
Are you wondering if it is safe for you to return to the physical activities carried out inside the halls? Norwegians who are passionate about sports come with good news if you are a fan of indoor sports. A May-June study in Oslo on the risk of transmitting the new coronavirus found that people who went to the gym (in various places) were not at higher risk of becoming infected or ill compared to those who did not. were. The study, led by Mette Kalager, a clinical epidemiologist at the University of Oslo, involved 4,000 people, none of whom had been tested for COVID-19.
At that time, Norway reported 8309 confirmed cases and 235 deaths. Although the gyms were closed, half of the study participants had the opportunity to train in 5 rooms open especially for this research, respecting the rules of hygiene and social distance, such as disinfecting equipment after each use and maintaining a distance of 2 meters. Over 80% of those in this group went to the gym at least once in the 2 weeks of study and almost 40% went over six times. The other half of the participants were not allowed to go to the gym and continued their lives as usual. After about 2 weeks, both groups were tested for SARS-CoV-2.
None of the participants in the study received a positive result.
That being the case, it doesn't mean the rooms are safe, says Darren Dahly, an epidemiologist at University College Cork. Although no cases of COVID have been reported in this study, we need to find out what happens when infected people, who probably do not have symptoms yet or have mild symptoms - go to the gym and share the locker room with others, experts say. insists that there are risks even if the halls take measures of hygiene and social distance.
4.Is it safe to travel to Florida now?
Florida is not considered a safe place to visit during COVID-19, but not all counties are considered unsafe. Miami, Broward, Hillsborough, Duvall, Orange and Palm Beach are the most contaminated areas at the moment.
Florida remains the third most infected state in the United States since February 16, but the situation has gradually improved over the past few weeks.
Current daily rates have dropped to 5,000-7,000 daily chores in the last 7 days.
The US government is considering a travel ban on Florida, but the latest news and statements from Governor Florida Desantis are unlikely.
In total, Florida recorded 1,830,988 positive cases of COVID-19 infection and 28,934 deaths from the virus. In general, the CDC has taken a very cautious approach to interstate travel since the beginning of the pandemic. In their own words, it is much safer to stay home as long as possible.
Florida has one of the lowest rates of new cases in the country, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data card. This is very safe at this time, do not forget to follow the universal biosecurity instructions (social distancing, wearing masks and avoiding the crowd).
5.Is it safe to get the covid vaccine?
The COVID-19 vaccine will be a tool of major importance to help control the pandemic, along with effective testing and prevention. With several promising candidates working on vaccine development, others under review, but also Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna vaccines approved for use, the road to a safe and effective vaccine has entered a new phase.
The threat posed by COVID-19 to children is enormous, extending far beyond the immediate physical effects of the disease. As pandemic restrictions are maintained or repeatedly enforced, children's access to routine health services can be severely affected, and this, along with the emerging recession, is jeopardizing the future of a generation of children. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions parents may have about a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
Developing a safe and effective vaccine takes time, but thanks to unprecedented investment in research and development, global cooperation, researchers have been able to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 in record time, based on rigorous evidence and standards. Currently, there are more than 200 candidates working on the development of a vaccine (56 are in the clinical phase and another 166 in the pre-clinical phase). Some of these vaccine candidates are in Phase III clinical trials - the last stage before the vaccine is approved.
Vaccines work by mimicking infectious agents - viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms that can cause a disease. This "teaches" the immune system to respond quickly and efficiently to it. Traditionally, vaccines do this by introducing a minimum dose of an infectious agent that allows our immune system to build a memory about it. In this way, our immune system can recognize it and fight it quickly before we get sick. This is how some variants of COVID-19 vaccines are designed.
Other potential vaccines developed use new approaches: so-called RNA and DNA vaccines. Instead of introducing antigens (a substance that causes the immune system to produce antibodies), RNA and DNA vaccines give our body the genetic code it needs to allow our immune system to produce the antigen itself. For more information on the development of COVID-19 vaccine, please visit WHO and CEPI.