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U.S. plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

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By ZEKE MILLER

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Doesn't make a lot of sense, delta and other variants are already here. They will run their course, just like in the U.K.

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Doesn't make sense but at this point it's par for the course. Dare I say anything critical of Biden and get my comment removed?

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Hopefully, other countries will exercise reciprocity and the spread of covid will slow.

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What a tyrant. I guess I’ll be waiting some more to visit the folks as Novavax won’t be available for awhile yet.

-4 ( +9 / -13 )

More good news, make life as uncomfortable as possible for those refusing the vaccine.

2 ( +11 / -9 )

It's called common sense. If there are still people who think being unvaccinated is the way to go, and if they want to fly around the world, then we need to have separate flights for 'the fully vaccinated' and 'the unvaccinated'. Which flight would you rather take?!

4 ( +12 / -8 )

Sounds good. Let's do it.

2 ( +10 / -8 )

Good move. Live with the consequences of your choice not to get vaccinated. This is about you, not the government.

3 ( +11 / -8 )

good thing I am not a "foreign visitor".

0 ( +7 / -7 )

More good news, make life as uncomfortable as possible for those refusing the vaccine.

Some people have severe allergic reactions to components of the vaccine well as those with a low blood platelet count. CDC says for these people to NOT take the vaccine. Why do you think discrimination against these people is cool?

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Good. Anything that reduces the potential burden on the US medical community is a positive thing.

4 ( +11 / -7 )

Are you talking about this study?

I challenge you to read the “scientists advice” while standing in the streets of New Delhi. Something strange is going on here with so much misinformation and censorship about ivermectin.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

This travel policy will never be implemented as it will be found as racially or religion biased against certain countries whose population is not able to be fully vaccinated. Strange that the media isnt going crazy about a supposed "travel ban" and that lawsuits are not being filed on day one.

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

This travel policy will never be implemented as it will be found as racially or religion biased against certain countries whose population is not able to be fully vaccinated.

Since the policy will be based on vaccination status and not racial or religion staus then it will be implemented.

You are confsuing Biden with the previous fellow, whose ban was certainly based on that, as he gleefully announced on twitter as I recall.

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The US is entitled to set their own border entry laws.

I don’t meet the requirements for entry.

I won’t be visiting.

North Korea doesn’t let me in either, I’ve learned to live with that.

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certain countries, religions and races are unable to be vaccinated due to poverty or lack of vaccine in their country or community.

Since the policy will be based on vaccination status

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

The US is entitled to set their own border entry laws.

I don’t meet the requirements for entry.

I won’t be visiting.

North Korea doesn’t let me in either, I’ve learned to live with that.

That is very sensible. A lot of countries around the world already require vaccinations for various diseases (yellow fever, malaria...), this is just adding a few new ones to the list.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

here are some bus stories, with pictures, videos and destinations.

Did you read the article? It's very uplifting, thanks for sharing! It seems like a well run humanitarian operation? What part of it makes you angry? Maybe this...

"Donal Jose Valle says the reason he has come to the US has nothing to do with Biden, or the time of year."

"The city has also contracted with a clinic to carry out Covid testing. “The number of people testing positive is very low. Less than one per cent,” says a nurse,"

"Aguirre is heading to Florida where her mother lives, and where she hopes she can find a new start, a proper job for herself, and school for her children, a daughter and a son."

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certain countries, religions and races are unable to be vaccinated due to poverty or lack of vaccine in their country or community.

If it is because of 'poverty or lack of vaccine' then it isn't based on religious or race then is it? Thanks for admitting that. Their race or religion will not prevent them entering the country, it's their individual vaccination status.

You were previously all over travel bans based on nationality alone, why are you against one that isn't?

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Now, the big question is which of the proven effective vaccines that are out there will the US deem to qualify you as vaccinated.

Right now, they only consider TWO, and even then, only if both shots were the same.

They may add Astrazenica, and 'mixed' doses, because that's what a lot of Canadians got.

But do you see them recognizing the Russian, Chinese, and the new Cuban/Iranian vaccines, given the American hostility towards those countries, and the lobbying of the pharma giants?

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My house, my rules situation. If you don’t like it, don’t come.

in other words, get vaccinated.

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Good. I'm disappointed that it doesn't apply to visitors from any country AND all flights that cross state boundaries within the US. Get vaccinated or stay home.

They are also working on land border vaccination requirements for Mexico and Canada.

Right now, they only consider TWO, and even then, only if both shots were the same.

The US considers 3 vaccines safe and effective (Moderna, Pfizer, J&J) and I think they are planning to add the Astrazenica because all the data on the trials is published.

When the Russian, Chinese, Cuban vaccines publish their trial data and show it is safe and effective, then those will probably be added. Verification is needed, not blind trust. The US learned that from Russia.

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good thing I am not a "foreign visitor".

maybe not but you will be flying on a private companies airline, private companies can require mask/ vaccinated proof for passenger to fly on their planes, after all if theyre legally bound to provide a safe traveling environment , (they can be sued for crashes and loss of life why cant they be sued for spreading covid on their planes) then they most certainly can mandate who can and who cant fly on their planes

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in other words, get vaccinated.

Or not, because the US ain't worth it.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

A very strange or only theoretical demand, because nobody can really prove that he or she is efficiently enough vaccinated against COVID-19. Even with having received two fully effective shots, Covid-19 disease breakthroughs are observed in some people or patients.

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Given that the first vaccine to have its complete human testing studies data published in a prestigious peer reviewed journal was the Russian Sputnik-V, and the human testing studies data from some of the vaccines the US declares qualify as meeting their standards, the notion that it is a data driven process behind the US list is ,shall we say, far fetched.

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sued for spreading covid on their planes

They've evaded lawsuits for spreading influenza over the past 100 years so I think that legally they're just fine.

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Blacklabel

This travel policy will never be implemented as it will be found as racially or religion biased

How so?

due to poverty or lack of vaccine in their country or community.

So really it's not based on religion or race at all, but access to the vaccine. The policy is a public health policy and it is there to save lives. If your country doesn't have access to the vaccine, world leaders should be pushing for that. But the virus does not discriminate based on religion or race.

Sven Asai

A very strange or only theoretical demand, because nobody can really prove that he or she is efficiently enough vaccinated against COVID-19. Even with having received two fully effective shots, Covid-19 disease breakthroughs are observed in some people or patients.

That's not really relevant. The effectiveness of the vaccine is built into the policy. It won't stop all infections, but it will stop enough.

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