Was discussing shipping to Africa and Europe tonight and of course CCPV came up in discussion.
It costs us several hundred dollars in health testing and it’s a very rigorous process requiring testing and certification by an approved vet, TVMA, and USDA as well as the destination country. It can in fact take several months of testing and retesting, required vaccinations being recorded and all of this just to prevent the spread of disease among both pets and livestock.
CCPV has cost hundreds of thousands of lives already and the Southern Hemisphere is just now moving into their traditional respiratory infection season so who knows what the numbers will be by September/October as our new season begins.
Many of us have expressed concerns for years or decades about how we’re just one flight from the next pandemic and as bad as this one has been it could have been far worse.
Is this going to be enough to put similar regulations in place for human travelers to protect Human Life and our own as well as the World’s economy?
en since The earliest days of the industry.
“Absolute regulatory control”. I get it. This is one of the many instances where conservatives believe the federal government should regulate the free market. Silly me…I thought markets were supposed to be self regulating.