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  1. Interesting. For what it's worth, I think this board skews dramatically too optimistic.
  2. Is that new demand? It tells me that people are canceling 2020 cruises and rebooking.
  3. Yeah, I think this is designed to address immediate concerns, like the two HAL ships that just landed in Florida. I don't think this is designed to be in place for the long term.
  4. Wuhan started their lockdown in late January, not November.
  5. Tell that to the CDC. Q: Can people who recover from COVID-19 be re-infected with SARS-CoV-2? A: The immune response, including duration of immunity, to SARS-CoV-2 infection is not yet understood. Patients with MERS-CoV are unlikely to be re-infected shortly after they recover, but it is not yet known whether similar immune protection will be observed for patients with COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html Most coronaviruses do not result in lifetime immunity: From the immune system’s perspective, some pathogens are unforgettable. One brush with the viruses that cause chickenpox or polio, for instance, is usually enough to protect a person for life. Other microbes, however, leave less of an impression, and researchers still aren’t entirely sure why. This applies to the four coronaviruses known to cause a subset of common cold cases, says Rachel Graham, an epidemiologist and coronavirus expert at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Immunity against these viruses seems to wane in a matter of months or a couple of years, which is why people get colds so frequently. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/can-you-become-immune-sars-cov-2-180974532/ It's far from certain--at least based on the information known to date--to conclude that one COVID-19 infection results in long-term or permanent immunity.
  6. How long does post-infection immunity last? AFAIK, we have no idea.
  7. Who knows if there will ever be an effective vaccine. We don't have one for HIV and we've been working on that for 40 years. Even with the flu vaccine it's about 50% effective and has to be re-done every year. Hopefully they'll be more successful here, but there are no guarantees... (posted at almost the exact same time as the one above me. Great minds!)
  8. I don't think anyone doubts that people who have lost their jobs need help. The question is whether someone who made $99,999 last year and still has their job today needs $1,200 right now. But the reason the government said yes, that person does need $1,200, is because the government wants them to spend that money ASAP to support businesses that might otherwise have to furlough or layoff even more workers.
  9. Not sure any cruise line stock is a wise investment right now. If they go through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, you could be left with nothing. I wouldn’t buy unless you’re OK taking that risk.
  10. Love the song and I've been washing my hands like 50 times a day for a few weeks now. It's easier when you only have two.
  11. New ships? 😆 Maybe Overly Optimistic Message Board Posters of the Seas!
  12. Yep! Explorer. The guest returned a few minutes later in slacks and was admitted.
  13. I thought so too until I saw someone excluded from the MDR for wearing shorts on formal night two weeks ago.
  14. If RCI would just pick a rule and go with it (instead of using confusing terminology with widely varying enforcement), the OP and many others wouldn’t have so much anxiety over dress expectations. Of course, the number of threads on this forum would drop by 50% too.
  15. Internet was egregiously bad. Slow and constant lost connections. Got one day's worth of cost back by raising the issue at guest services.
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