(Working on a long story about the desperate efforts to blame raccoon dogs for the initial spread to humans of Sars-Cov-2, a theory that would be a wee bit stronger if a SINGLE naturally infected raccoon dog had ever been found anywhere in the world, but the meantime…)
A Southwest flight from Las Vegas to Columbus, Ohio, had to turn back yesterday after one of its pilots became “incapacitated.” Details of both the incident and the pilot’s current condition are scarce.
But whatever happened was serious enough that the pilot had to be removed from the cockpit. An off-duty non-Southwest pilot replaced him and helped land the plane.
A reader sent in this interesting email about the incident, worth sharing in its entirety:
My observation: The major airlines have been aggressive in requiring
vaccinations for their employees.
In the process they have created a relevant sub-population for analysis.
Frequent health screening for pilots and mandatory vaccination removes
analytically troublesome variables from study of vaccination impact.
What is the incidence rate of health problems among active professional
pilots since vaccination began compared to before or to another suitable
Could someone influential in this subject area be successful in
advocating that Congress take up this question? After all, FAA, public
safety, etc all within their area of responsibility.
An excellent idea.
Sars-Cov-2! Sars-Cov-2, people! No one's gotten around to leaking Sars-Cov-3 yet!
Lt. Col Theresa Long is a flight surgeon in the Army who has been screaming for two years that the shots are dangerous to military aviators. I just did round 1 of an interview with her (she lives 45 miles south of me). Most commercial planes have two pilots and most military planes and helicopters as well - but not all of them. I'm almost certain that several plane crashes have ALREADY been caused by pilots who had heart attacks or strokes.
But Alex's point is dead on: It would be easy to test all of these pilots for possible vaccine-related health issues. The fact civilian airlines (and the military) won't do this is yet another giant "tell."
I've posted this sentence 100 times (now 101): Don't investigate that which you don't want to "confirm."