SARS-CoV-2 variants – dangers of loose travel restrictions. DELTA variance, one of the more dangerous (and of concern) variants of the corona virus, now finding its way around the world. As mentioned before: VACCINATION and VIRUS are two sides of the issue of “protect yourself” and “protect against infection caused by others.” [ https://renataveritasopinion.com/2021/06/25/covid-19-vaccination-and-the-virus/ ]
Why is it so difficult to understand that vaccination alone does not provide protection against infection.
The new, more dangerous Delta variance is now traveling around the world, together with many happy travelers. [ https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/variant-info.html%5D. This variant of he SARS-CoV-2 virus is more easily transmissible. This is precisely the reason why travel restrictions should not be loosened or eliminated.
Canada receives travelers from all over the world. Many are family members or Canadian citizens, and arriving from countries with a high proportion of those infected with the new more transmissible Delta variant. [ https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/travel-restrictions-exemptions.html ]. Even our British Columbia government have recently loosened restrictions about mask wearing, opening restaurants and other facilities, where virus transmissions can easily occur. And Travel – one of the main sources for disease transmission, importing dangerous virus variants. Most infections occur within closed groups, families, and people with close contact to each other. Frankly, I could foresee this months ago.
Still seems, the only protection is self-isolation.
[ https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports ]