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  1. They have been able to contain the virus in Bermuda. They had testing and tracking. They had a quarantine phase and have been able to move on to reopening phases. They were also able to take advantage of being an island. The airport was closed to all except bringing back Bermudians who were abroad and those returning had to isolate for 14 days. They report they have reached zero infections. Probably one of the safest places to be right now. The airport just reopened a couple of days ago. They are implementing strict regulations for arriving tourists. The latest is in the tourism authority link. As far as medical care there luckily I have never had to partake of it there but from what I have read they have a high level of care there. https://www.gotobermuda.com/bta/press-release/bermuda-tourism-authority-update Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Be careful what you wish for. Unfortunately spinning off Celebrity could very well mean spinning it off to oblivion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. I got the flu vaccine provided free for 30 years at work as we were considered essential. Free certainly was an encouragement. I expect that many employers will pay for a Covid vaccine for their workers when one becomes available. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Yes, I think there will be enough people who will take a vaccine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. The biggest problem will be getting people to take a vaccine. The most effective ones may cause some unpleasant reactions in some people for a day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. There will be multiple vaccines It will be hard figure out which one to take. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. In 1972 visiting New York I was “mugged” in the subway station on Houston St. Very weird that I was a target at my young age. I only had a few bucks in my wallet. A NY police officer in street clothes witnessed it, pulled out a badge, and tried to arrest the mugger. The mugger grabbed his gun and ran up the stairs with the gun. My last memory of the incident was of him chasing after. I have no idea how that ended. When I visited from then to the early nineties. I always kept my eyes open but from the late nineties to present Manhattan had changed to pretty safe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. The taxi drivers will probably add a 3% surcharge to cover credit card processing fees. Travelers from the US should make sure to have cards that don’t have foreign transaction fees. The minibuses from the Dockyard to Horseshoe are a good bargain but I personally hate that they were filling them with 30 people. When they started most did not have 30 seats. That came later. I don’t think the lowered capacity makes much difference to them this year. I can’t see much if any cruises arriving. I have been thinking of flying to Bermuda this year but right now all the flights from here have connections thru Atlanta. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. What I saw were by in large mainly peaceful protests. A few opportunists taking advantage and looting. As far as the statues the ones to traitors to the US that fought for slavery, I won’t shed any tears about those. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Mentality? Protest and right to assemble are a first amendment right. Whether for the protesters or a political campaign rally. So we have to defend that right even if we don’t agree with the protest or the politician who held the rally. They don’t equate to going to indoor bars. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. We had huge protests here in the DMV (DC area). Really huge and all over the area. There has been no spike. Protesters were not distancing but they were wearing masks. I can’t prove it but wearing masks seems to be key if you are not distancing. Bars are not open but there has been limited indoor dining and limited retail for a few days. It will be interesting to see if the openings this week cause a spike. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. That was my read. The VP is expecting to lose her job. I don’t know if any cruise lines will fail but I know they are not too big to fail. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. The cruise industry is not an essential industry. It can go down. The current operators of ships might go down. Cruising is has a bad reputation right now. It is true that a lot of people love cruises. If it does go down now there probably will be new operators of the ships in 2 to 3 years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. I doubt that Texas and Florida would want infected passengers on shore who would potentially have to be accommodated in hospitals. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. RKA seems to think that changing the PVSA will help the cruise industry. But I think RKA is thinking long term, strategically, and that the pandemic opens the opportunity. I think Daniel is only interested in getting on a cruise ASAP and is grasping for straws and loopholes. The fate of the current cruise industry now is tied the course of the pandemic. Making changes to the PVSA is not going to help with that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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