Lisa Wilkinson apologizes for carelessly insulting flight attendants ‘high risk’ … moments before stepping on it again
- Wilkinson was speaking to an epidemiologist at the Sunday Project
- They discussed a hotel worker who had captured Kovid-19 from a US flight crew
- They said the cabin crew was a high-risk group.
- Professor Robert Booy disagrees, saying flight attendants are not a high risk
Lisa Wilkinson was forced to apologize for saying that flight attendants and pilots were at high risk of spreading the Kovid-19.
Wilkinson interviewed epidemiologist Robert Booy on The Sunday Project about a hotel shipwreck believed to have been infected by a US flight crew.
The host crew was labeled a ‘high-risk group’ and received ‘significant exceptions’ in quarantine procedures.
Mr Boeing, a professor at the University of Sydney, disagreed with Wilkinson and said the air crew was unlikely to spread the corona virus.
In the Sunday project, Lisa Wilkinson labeled the cabin crew a ‘high risk group’ and received ‘significant exceptions’.
“Well, they’m not going to be high risk, because we ‘ve never had an example before, so if we start having more and more problems with flight crews, that’s good and good,” he said.
‘I know the flight crew, I know what they do – they sleep. They usually spend a day or two and they turn off again. They don’t mix and dance and go to parties. They are not really high risk. ‘
Wilkinson redoubled her stance, and Cheek responded: ‘I know you have a different flight crew.’
Co-host Joel Crease said ‘yes yes’ before the panelists shared a laugh.
At the end of the segment, Wilkinson apologized and made it clear that he was not showing disrespect to the Australian flight crew.
Robert Boy, a professor at the University of Sydney, disagrees with Wilkinson, saying air hostesses are less likely to spread the corona virus.
‘I feel like I should follow up there. I know a lot of great flight crews, none of them are quantas, they do the wrong thing, ‘she said.
‘These are just some of the other foreign aircraft carriers that are not working properly.’
However, Winkinson’s poor apology insulted foreign flight attendants for not complying with their embargo.
The panel was discussing how health officials revealed a woman who tested positive for the corona virus. It was mostly caught in the Sydney Anti-Ship Hotels where they worked.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazard said the results of the genome sequencing revealed that the virus was not part of any local outbreak.
Panelists discuss a hotel shipwreck worker believed to have contracted the virus from a U.S. flight crew
This difficulty came from the US. A woman who worked at the Novotel and Ibis barricade hotels in Darling Harbor is suspected to have bought the virus from an American air crew.
“We had an air crew, they were isolated, and somehow the housekeeper got the virus from a member of that particular group,” Hazard said.
The state went 26 days without any positive tests before the woman became infected on Wednesday.
The hotel worker traveled 50km on the train to Central Station between Sydney’s southwest Mintoy and then used the light rail from Central Station to Darling Harbor – all of which could have been contagious.