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  1. Here is the link to Bloomberg"s vaccine tracker. Hope it is helpful. https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/?srnd=premium
  2. This may add a little clarity: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/health/covid-vaccine-mask.html?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=styln-coronavirus-vaccines&region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&context=styln-vaccines-faq
  3. It is my understanding from my reading that, so far, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has only been fully tested on adults. In September, they started including teenagers as young as 16 in an ongoing trial, and in October they began a new trial including children as young as 12. I believe the initial EUA may not include children 17 or younger. Would not be surprised if adults working in the school systems were included in the first distributions.
  4. In November, 2001 on cruise on the Clipper Adventurer out of Ushuaia we sailed to Antarctica. We visited a number of islands but one day the Captain requested, and was granted, permission for a Zodiac landing at Argentine Base Esperanza where we spent a interesting and wonderful afternoon. The inhabitants even had a makeshift “souvenir shop” set up in the gym. Argentine Base Esperanza is located in Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula on the Antarctic Peninsula. Oceanwide Expeditions in their online brochure states “An occasional landing site during our Antarctica cruises, Esperanza Base
  5. With all due respect, you are so far off point. As a former enlisted man " placed in positions of responsibility and trained in skills of management/ command" in combat and non combat situations I am insulted. " So ya' non officers are less than able to understand the big picture of a situation and tend to react to things more often than not." Give me a break. Your " Next time your on a flight do you consider going up and lecturing the flight crew on how you think they should fly the plane...... ???? " is not relevant to your point. In response to Pinotlover's statement military off
  6. I agree with everything Flatbush Flyer posted. I am 6' 4" and 195lb and find they work for me just fine and we have taken many extended cruises on the R ships. Then again I grew up using outhouses and being third in line for the Saturday night bath water which was heated on the kitchen stove. Never spend much time in them.🙂
  7. Because of this update today maybe? “ Barclays raises NCLH to overweight from equal weight and raised price target to $26 from $17.“
  8. Here is the link from Oceania concerning the Insignia cancellations: https://www.oceaniacruises.com/coronavirus-statement
  9. We were notified by Oceania today, via our TA, that our April 26th Departure on Insignia from Dubai to Istanbul has been canceled. The letter from Oceania said all Insignia departures up through April 26th, 2021 have been canceled. Our cruise was a segment of the 2021 ATW cruise.
  10. Check this out. Maybe it is a cruise ship regatta. Never saw so many cruise ships lined up. https://www.cruisemapper.com/?imo=9156462
  11. If you go to Pfizer.com, on their home page is a link for volunteering. It is interesting just to click on the link. They explain about the trial, what happens to the volunteers who are chosen, and so on. Good browsing if you are interested.
  12. Of course every company tries to put out the most favorable news in order to enhance shareholder value and senior corporate officers earnings, if that applies. I have no problem with that as long as it is true, factual and accurate. I just do not like the term "pump." in that context. Press releases are also a way of management communicating directly with shareholders. Providing them with information as to what the company is doing. Again, as long as it is true, factual and accurate I have not problem. As a victim of the Covid-19 virus pandemic (as we all are), I wel
  13. Pfizer is hardly a company that needs to pump up their stock price. If you read the press release from the company (my link just happened to be a reposting- sorry, will not let it happen again) you would have noticed Pfizer and their partner have completed the phase 1/2 of their trial.The data has been posted on line and it has been submitted for peer review. I have reviewed the data on line.The FDA, after review, has given them fast track designation and they are starting phase 2/3 with 30,000 participants. This is the same procedure being followed by AstraZenica and Moderna. Will it be s
  14. Maybe there is hope for us plus 55 year olds. I like the possibility of this “shot on goal” as much, if not more, then AstraZ or Moderna. Just hopping one of the “shots on goal” is successful. “NEW YORK and MAINZ, Germany, July 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE(Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced the start of a global (except for China) Phase 2/3 safety and efficacy clinical study to evaluate a single nucleoside-modified messenger RNA (modRNA) candidate from their BNT162 mRNA-based vaccine program, against SARS-CoV-2. Phase 2/3 study of up to
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