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  1. This, too. By then I think it's highly likely the ships will be doing their own COVID testing. It's just way too early to plan ahead for it.
  2. It's a fantastic drive. As I have a house in Fort Lauderdale and Lake Placid, I do it regularly. Usually weekly, sometimes even more often. I'll be heading that way tomorrow, too. Fun weekend on the lake. I think more people should make the drive as there is a lot to do and see along the way. Fun little wineries and distilleries, Gatorama, Highlands Hammock hiking, the Florida's Natural center, Bok Tower, tons of great restaurants with some local foods, airboat tours, kayaking Fisheating Creek (lots of gators!), etc. And the drive itself only adds maybe 30 - 40 minutes over t
  3. We have had towns like this in Florida. It's just that the corridor from Orlando > Fort Lauderdale through the middle of the state (US27) is NOT like that. They aren't speed traps. The speed limits are clearly posted and there really isn't anywhere that the speeds are unreasonably low. The issue is that the highway is 65mph with traffic doing 70 - 75... but there are towns along the highway. And people come flying in to the towns despite 5+ reductions in speed prior to getting to the town (65 to 55 to 50 to 45 to 40 to 35). And even then, I don't see officers very often ru
  4. Ok, thanks for letting us know.
  5. There is a significant difference between responsible traffic enforcement and "these little towns love their speed traps."
  6. Sept is a LONG way off. It's already pretty easy to get same day results at different pharmacies, even my own doctors office. So much will change by then. Don't stress yourself over this one. Getting tested here is already super easy, it's only going to be that much easier in Sept. You should circle back to this sometime late August when you know more about what you'll need.
  7. That's actually not true. They really don't like running radar in these areas and only do it because people fly through the towns and the citizens complain. I drive up and down US27 almost weekly. It's not that bad at all. Just don't come flying in to the small towns at 75 mph. For example, here is a post from our Chief about it last week. The comments are priceless as well. Lol. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2279531305510941&id=399232706874153
  8. Absolutely. I'd probably leave around 6:30AM from Orlando. Use Google Maps as it will keep an eye on traffic and route you around any potential catastrophic traffic issues. There are 3 major/fast routes to FLL - US27, Turnpike, and I95. Then of course A1A if you really wanted to. In other words, there isn't really a risk of the only route being stopped by an accident or anything like that. Many people drive a few hours to the port day of their cruise. It's not unusual or risky at all.
  9. Based on normal circumstances, a 10AM flight would be more than easy to make - you'll end up at the airport with hours to spare. Nobody can predict how things will be in October, however, or if anything will be different with disembarkation once cruising does resume. Personally, I'd take the flight at 10AM as I think there is more than enough buffer. I have a cruising friend that would book 9-10AM flights out of Miami and was always there with tons of time to spare. I live about 40 minutes from PortMiami and I'm usually home by 7:45 or so at the latest - doing walkoff and that's
  10. Well, statistically, if vaccinated, you would have exactly zero die. The vaccines, all of them, have shown a 100% reduction in not only death, but even just hospitalization.
  11. Vaccines aren't likely to be approved for young children until late this year and possibly until 2022. It's extremely unlikely cruise lines will require vaccinations for children too young to even receive them. When the vaccines are approved and deemed safe for children, we'll see. My guess is it still won't be required by cruise lines for children, but they'll obviously make that decision based on the current state of affairs at the time.
  12. We do have significant real world data as well. Notably Israel. Their data and research has been comprehensive. They actually show efficacy rates better than the trials. https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-vaccine-from-pfizer-biontech-was-97-effective-at-preventing-illness-in-israel-11615479851
  13. In the clinical trials, every vaccine has shown 100% effectiveness in stopping hospitalization and death. The debate is over "efficacy" and many misunderstand what that means. That's the rate at stopping the disease completely, as in, no symptoms at all. But they are all 100% effective against hospitalization and death (which is the entire point of a vaccine). Here, don't just take my word for it: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/02/12/all-covid-vaccines-stop-death-severe-illness-column/6709455002/ "All seven COVID-19 vaccines that have completed larg
  14. The only thing inaccurate about your example is that you wouldnt have 2 deaths if everyone in the room was vaccinated. The vaccines have stopped 100% of hospitalizations and death. The 95% number is for symptoms, not death. So in your example, you can eliminate the masks, eliminate the social distancing, and nobody will die if all are vaccinated. In other words, if everyone on a cruise ship was vaccinated, then there is absolutely no reason they can't enjoy an entirely normal experience. No masks, no distancing, etc. Just... Normal.
  15. Yup, it's shocking how many people I know who believe this disinformation about the vaccines and refuse to take them.
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