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Covid-19 infection on a liveaboard at the Maldives

Discussion in 'Maldives' started by Oliver Ohlendorf, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. Oliver Ohlendorf

    Oliver Ohlendorf Registered

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    So now that I have explained about the statistical chance of carrying the virus as a traveller you are jumping on the bandwagon of "new variants". New variants not only develop in far-away countries but in every community where the virus is present.

    Yes there is a less than 1% chance that a screened traveller is bringing a new variant along. But in the same time there is a 10% chance of getting infected by any variant present in your own neighbourhood.
     
  2. Oliver Ohlendorf

    Oliver Ohlendorf Registered

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    The "UK variant" has been around for a time now. All over Europe. The thing is that it was detected in the UK because there are currently the best methods for analysing the virus.

    Mutations happen not only in other areas but in your own country/continent.
     
  3. TGIF

    TGIF Wonderful

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    Sadly, the UK has been remis in handling/ stopping the international spread of that variant. I say this on the 30th day of Tier 4 lockdown in Scotland. This is besides the responsibilities of the actual travellers and is not intended to excuse their collective misjudgement.
     
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  4. Oliver Ohlendorf

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    Sadly most of the interventions came far too late. I am still not sure how you can believe that any measures can stop the spread of a virus within one Island?
    Even if travellers are stopped there has to be a movement of goods. What do you think about travellers getting screened? Completely worthless?
    In my opinion it still filters the bigger part of the eventually contagious people.
     
  5. Fastnail

    Fastnail Registered

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    Hi,

    The first mistake you made was believing the flawed PCR test positive result as the PCR test produces false positives that makes authorities think they are sick when they are not.

    Even the inventor of the PCR test Nobel prize winner Dr Kary Mullis said the PCR test should NOT be used for testing for infectious diseases. i.e the Coronavirus family.

    Re: Rapid roll out of SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing—a concern

    Covid PCR test reliability doubtful – Portugal judges

    Covid-19: Tests on students are highly inaccurate, early findings show

    So for your own peace of mind make sure you are not being tested for Coronivirus with the PCR test or your nightmares may just start in Covid concentration camp due to no fault of your own.
     
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  6. drk5036

    drk5036 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have an Emperor Maldives liveaboard scheduled for May. I would prefer to delay it until after I have the vaccine...but I've already paid for the liveaboard. I'm not impossibly wealthy, and just "tossing" 5000 dollars is a hard pill to swallow. This is something people who are blaming people for traveling during a pandemic should consider as well.

    We all would have been a lot better off if we tried to "kill" this thing in March last year, before it spread (like they did in China). We could have paid huge stimulus to people to stay home, and economically it would have paid off, versus one year of ... this.

    edit: just to clarify...to be honest, I want to delay the trip to 2022. But if they don't allow it, and I have to choose between going this year, or losing all the money...I honestly am not sure what I'll do yet.
     
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  7. Oliver Ohlendorf

    Oliver Ohlendorf Registered

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    WOW, what a statement.
     
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  9. Oliver Ohlendorf

    Oliver Ohlendorf Registered

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    I would contact Alexander Bryant, one of the shareholders of Emperor Maldives.
    https://www.facebook.com/alexander.bryant.77/

    I would explain him my concerns, especially in the light of this situation and ask for a re-booking date.
     
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  10. Oliver Ohlendorf

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    Are you sure sure you are not mixing up PCR and rapid antibody tests? Because the links you posted regard to those kind of rapid test methods.
     
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