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Fri May 7, 2021, 02:25 AM

Covid cases at Everest base camp raise fears of serious outbreak

I could be the crazy one, but climbing Mt. Everest -- with a Covid-19 outbreak at base camp -- is a terrible idea. SAR-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) can trigger a respiratory tract infection.

BBC: Covid cases at Everest base camp raise fears of serious outbreak
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56984320

Mountaineers and authorities at Everest base camp in Nepal have told the BBC they are seeing rising numbers of climbers with Covid-19 symptoms and rising numbers of positive tests, raising fears of a serious outbreak.

Base camp officials said they had received reports of 17 confirmed cases from hospitals in the capital Kathmandu, where a number of climbers have been sent from the base camp and higher camps to be treated.

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Fri May 7, 2021, 02:26 AM

1. ;-(

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Fri May 7, 2021, 02:44 AM

2. Why are they letting anyone climb in a pandemic?

Bad decision to let them, bad decision to go.

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Fri May 7, 2021, 02:48 AM

3. New record: 414k cases on Friday in India.

The whole country should be under lockdown.

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