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  1. This ranks right up there with conspiracy theories. Several of the vaccines in phase 3 trials have been in production for some time. When approved there will be millions of doses slated for rapid deployment. There are already plans drawn up for distribution. Vaccines being rushed through is mostly done by removing impediments of red tape. There is no waiting in line for approval after the backlog of other drugs. Think of it as leap frog rather than lowering of standards. All of the skeptics not willing to be vaccinated will certainly provide enough supply for the rest of us.
  2. Spent a week in Aruba a few years back and had a great time. Lots of off-roading and cave exploration. Mining ruins, rock climbing. I think it has been resortified since then but still a lot of back country which we explored again on a recent cruise. We stayed at a time share resort along the beach and one day watched a flat bed truck drive slowly down the highway along the beach. There was an elephant standing on the trailer to promote a circus. Not something you see everywhere.
  3. I miss the MDR because it is the only place I can order without looking at the price first.
  4. Depends on how you define real numbers. Maybe now they will be more factual.
  5. I don’t let age restrict anything I want to do on land so I don’t think I would patronize a cruise line that wanted to make restrictions based on age. Too arbitrary.
  6. Vaccines don’t just simulate infection and can be made to target infections which do not produce effective natural immunity. They don’t just give you a dose of virus. They can be targeted to any portion of the molecule and can enhance the effectiveness of other components in the human body to fight infection.
  7. I also read that happened with swabs just waved in the air about two weeks ago. All of them tested positive. I believe it was a military base which may be why it cannot be found now, although I am not interested enough to look.
  8. And I know people in Las Vegas who have serious symptoms. They have been in line on two days and still not tested. After hours in line, site closes because of lack of test materials. Seems all sites are different. News shows lines of cars miles long at some places. In our city we closed some sites and still about an hour wait max.
  9. You did a good job of containment but in the States it is still highly recommended to stay within your home state.
  10. We do not agree. I advocate staying close to home while you are traveling to other states from a high incident state, purchasing gas and using facilities others will use. Where are your children and grands coming from? Things are certainly different from before which helps but still a long way to go. I needed to make a purchase today in a store and they operate completely touch less to the point where to use my cc, they texted me a link for me to enter my information in front of them.
  11. Dual purpose. No sunscreen needed. Everyone wears the same thing to the MDR so no snarky comments from the dining police. Wow! This could catch on.
  12. Sounds like a lot of travel still happening. Things will not be safe until people take this seriously and stay home. Especially those is states with increasing problems. No need to spread it around to other communities. Travel should be restricted to one gas tank distance from home. RV and car travel, while slightly safer, still involve gas stops, site checkins and facility use among other things. We are one of very few states with decreasing number of cases but our county has seen increases recently after reopening appts at a large medical facility which attracts traveling pts. We are now seeing 15-20 new cases per day. We shop for groceries only when necessary and during the early morning hour, have not eaten out or had take out since early March and most churches are still closed. Many restaurants, while allowed indoor service with fewer patrons since the end of June, still have not opened for indoor service. Travel for travel sake is still a long way off for most of us. (I did get my “travel” as a courier for swab samples from outlying clinics to the testing lab.) No more than 300 miles round trip so gas always purchased in home town.
  13. Good point. Where does that then put prepaying tips (charges) before even on the ship?. No service rendered. Not advocating either way. Just pointing out that absolute, black and white statements (of others) don’t hold water. Words—-Hmmmmm.
  14. But in reality, the amount of a tip is more a reflection of the cost of service coupled with quality or service. Waiters in inexpensive restaurants get way less in tips even though they often work harder than those in expensive restaurants. I would rather tip based on service. Quality and time spent. it’s a little more equitable I suppose on a cruise where the daily norm for tips is the same regardless of cost of cabin—except for suites I think. Never stayed in one.
  15. Right. In my state, number of positive tests has increased while hospitalizations and ICU use and deaths have decreased. (Even after allowing for lag time from increased positives). In spite of this my city just mandated mask wearing in all public buildings regardless of social distancing. Employees of a business may remove masks in private areas if distancing is observed but anyone in the public area must wear a mask. This applies even if you are the only person in say, a church or arena etc. So that means you cannot read on the second floor of the library if the only other person in the building is on the first floor. This is why people object to masks—ridiculous interpretation of recommendations.
  16. I’ve been saying that for years. My kids and I had almost perfect school attendance and I never saw a doctor (except to get stitched up once) until I had my first job physical. I’m in my 70s and take no medications. And to the inevitable argument “that won’t stop Covid”——yeah maybe. But it could with heightened immune systems.
  17. Congratulations on your new plan. I love the term next egg even though it was a typo. Lol check out Dave Ramsey for living/saving plans. My 40 year old son with a family of four and mid wage job is entirely debt free. Own their house and two kids in college. Kids are helping with jobs for their expenses.
  18. Your information is incorrect. The CDC does not consider you immune if you have antibody. You probably are but no one has proven o e way or the other. You would still need to wear a mask where they are required. The Mayo Clinic blood bank does not routinely check donor blood for antibodies. Even if you have an antibody test and are positive, you need to have had a positive COVID swab test to donate for treatment. Of the large number of people who swear they had COVID in Jan/Feb, not one has reported a positive ab test. This is based on the results of thousands of employees who have been tested
  19. And you are traveling through how many states at that speed? Lol. Should take care of the fall and winter.
  20. Sorry, I don’t have a link. I searched back through my emails and could not find the notice. It may have been proprietary since it was on work mail too. It is initially a dry spot test to determine reactivity and if positive will want a blood draw serology test to confirm. That is all I know at this point as I am also on furlough and do not have my normal access to publications. You may want to try google and Mayo Clinic. And I was wrong on the numbers. It will be offered to all 65000 employees who want it.
  21. Highly accurate serology tests have been developed at my institution and are being offered to all 30000 employees.
  22. Not yet but last year would you have predicted travel insurance would not include a viral infection?
  23. This is a primary concern, that one would be detained, possibly in a foreign country to complete the waiting period—14 days—for symptoms or adequate testing to prove negative. People who recently participated in protests with 10000 of their closest friends went the following day and were happy to test negative. Total waste of a test and false security. To the person who included DNA testing as a non worry, how will you feel when your insurance company refuses coverage for your half million dollar or more cancer treatment because it was in your DNA?
  24. We probably should arrange for a pandemic every ten years to really cure that “problem”.
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