I woke up too early this morning, so a little stroll around global news channels to find something non coronavirus related. Difficult, especially with the continued headline shenanigans spewing out of the USA. So I wanted to pick up on these USA anti-lockdown protests for a moment and a thought that has plagued (pardon the pun) the grey matter these past few days
“The US has by far the world’s largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 706,000 and at least 31,000 deaths. New York state accounts for nearly half of those deaths.”(Source: Al Jazeera)
- Total Cases: 241,041
- Active Cases: 199,483
- Total Cases: 114,217
- Active Cases: 98,409
05.44am: AA9432 ex JFK 07.34am: VS699 ex JFK 07.43am: BA114 ex JFK 07.51am: BA172 ex JFK 08.51am: VS10 ex JFK 09.02am: VS688 ex JFKplus FOURTEEN flights from other US airports of:
- Los Angeles
- San Fransisco
- New York
- New Jersey
In summary, there are 20 flights arriving into London Heathrow today that depart from 10 different airports within the USA, eight of those airports reside within seven of the top 10 infected states within the USA. Expand that to include Georgia as the 11th biggest infected state, that’s 20 flights from 10 airports, nine airports within the top 11 infected states.
In other words, other than the one flight from Washington, every other flight from the USA arriving into Heathrow today will depart from one of the top 11 infected states within the USA. And that’s scary!
- Be they crew, British citizens, American visitors or other passengers, what are the quarantine policies at Heathrow for arrivals from the USA?
- Isn’t now the time that the UK government reciprocate border closures to all flights departing the USA?