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On 3/7/2021 at 9:31 AM, Toofarfromthesea said:


Are you concerned that you might infect crew members?


On 3/7/2021 at 10:07 AM, c-boy said:

🤣 brilliant !


People in the occupied territories have largely been excluded from Israel's current vaccination plan while still moving around Israel and its settlements.  This is postulated as a possible factor (in addition to vaccine resistant strains of COVID) as to why Israeli cases haven't been going down - to say nothing of the cases in the occupied territories.   



Major General Kamil Abu Rukun, head of COGAT, Israel’s military agency coordinating government operations in the occupied West Bank, said in a statement that Israelis and Palestinians “live in the same epidemiological space” and that it was a shared interest to vaccinate Palestinians.


I think a cruise ship would be considered a "shared epidemiological space."  It just won't work to vaccinate passengers and then crews.  Remember that people still pass the disease even with the vaccination.

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1 hour ago, retafcruiser said:

That is not a known fact.


Correct.  It's still up for debate.  The cautious view would be, as the CDC also recommends, to act as if you can spread the disease.  



Although COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting sick, scientists are still learning how well vaccines prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to others, even if you do not have symptoms. Early data show the vaccines do help keep people with no symptoms from spreading COVID-19, but we are learning more as more people get vaccinated.

We’re also still learning how long COVID-19 vaccines protect people.

For these reasons, people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should keep taking precautions in public places, until we know more, like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often.


The BBC also suggest that caution is warranted at the current time as few vaccines result in sterilizing immunity.



"Effective" or "sterilising" immunity

There are two main types of immunity you can achieve with vaccines. One is so-called "effective" immunity, which can prevent a pathogen from causing serious disease, but can't stop it from entering the body or making more copies of itself. The other is "sterilising immunity", which can thwart infections entirely, and even prevent asymptomatic cases. The latter is the aspiration of all vaccine research, but surprisingly rarely achieved.

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