The Unvaccinated Faces Limits When Traveling


Eleeza Kapadia, Writer

Currently, there is a significant demand for the covid -19 vaccine, as it may put an end to the pandemic. In addition to the vaccine, there is also the great desire for travel. However, there is a great risk from travel, and thus many precautions and restraints that remain for the part of the population that is not vaccinated. 

The government has been trying to encourage more people to obtain the vaccine in order to ensure safety and health. 

According to USN, “White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Wednesday that people who are not vaccinated face a great risk from travel as she sought to convince more Americans to take the vaccine.” 

There are dangers that are posed against those who are unvaccinated. Traveling increases the risk of them becoming sick, and there is no vaccine to protect them. The government wants to decrease the number of cases sufficiently with the vaccine, which is why they have presented the United States with their utmost encouragement. It is important to them that their citizens follow them in their journey to achieve this goal.

To continue, there are many precautionary measures taken by the government in order to ensure the safety of those who travel by plane. 

In an article by New York Times, it states, “…Wear a snug mask, avoid crowds…don’t congregate by the gate while boarding.” 

The C.D.C. and the government makes these rules in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. There is still a large amount of the population that is not vaccinated and this percentage has a greater risk of obtaining the virus itself. In order to eventually go back to normal, the government wants citizens to do everything possible to stay safe by following precautions, especially when traveling. 

It is clear that the government wants to move past the pandemic, specifically by distributing the vaccine. Vaccines are the solution to this, but they require the people to put in the effort. 

According to the article by Nature, it states, “…it might be possible to eliminate the virus in regions… A vaccine that is 90% effective at blocking transmission will need to reach at least 55% of the population to achieve temporary herd immunity.”

Herd immunity protects a virus from continuing to spread when a sufficient percentage of a population has become immune. The population will become immune to the virus from the vaccine. The government wants to reach this percentage, achieve herd immunity, and eradicate the virus. This will present itself as a solution to the dangers of traveling. It is ultimately the reason why there are many attempts for people to become vaccinated, and to decrease the amount of unvaccinated travel. 

Traveling is not recommended even for those who are vaccinated, which means that it is even more dangerous for those who are not. 

According to CDC, “Travel increases your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Delay travel and stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, even if you are vaccinated.”

It is clear that there are still many dangers to traveling, even with the protection of the vaccine. The government recommends staying home to protect yourself, especially if you are not vaccinated, because the chances of getting infected are higher. Despite the assurance that the vaccine will allow people to go back to normal, it is clear that the virus is still a major problem. It is still incredibly dangerous to everyone, vaccinated or not.