If there were no effective vaccines, your argument would have merit. Consider, for example, the number of current cases in the United States versus India. By May 2022, vaccine uptake will mean that COVID cases will be extremely rare as suggested by the Classic Herd Immunity Model. From a practical standpoint, other diseases and accidents will be more likely to cause death or serious harm.knightmoves wrote: ↑May 23rd, 2021, 8:12 pmIf you're on the team bus, you know who you're sharing air with. Science Olympiad teams, as a general rule, are not in the habit of chartering planes. Which means you have to trust some random selection of strangers.mnoga wrote: ↑May 21st, 2021, 10:14 pm "Travel by plane is more dangerous than bus" ... please explain because traveling by car statistically is much more dangerous than traveling by commercial aircraft. And if you are referring to possible transmission of the virus aboard a plane vs a bus, then a commercial aircraft's HEPA air filtration and air exchange rate and airflow direction are far superior to that of the average motor coach.
Furthermore, people ages 12-15 are now approved via EUA to take the Pfizer CV-19 vaccine. Even younger ages likely will be approved in the near future.