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  1. I went to look at the document today and guess what they changed. No more random 12-hour time frame to separate embarking and disembarking passengers. https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/instructions-local-agreements.html 7. The agreement must specify procedures: to avoid congregating of embarking and disembarking travelers, to ensure disembarking and embarking passengers do not occupy the same enclosed or semi-enclosed areas (e.g., gangways, terminal waiting spaces, check-in areas), to the extent practicable, and to ensure disembarking and embarking trave
  2. Exactly, same with the flu. Who wants to put themselves through that if they are medically able to prevent it. I had Covid. Was it a bad case? No, only moderate. Was it miserable and inconvenient? Yes. Did it have lingering negative after effects? Yes. Do I want it again? No no no!! Dh is hoping the vaccine will eliminate his long haul side effects... smell and taste issues, shortness of breath, brain fog, fatigue. Many long haulers are reporting the vaccine does just that and I am keeping my fingers crossed for him as he has had a rougher time than me. A w
  3. Thank you Rich and a drippy, soggy, puddly but relaxing good morning from Tennessee to all our Dailyites. I would have liked to sleep in today because sleeping to the sound of gentle rain is one of my favorite things but alas it was not to be. The (grumble grumble) tree man called at 7:30.... thankfully there is coffee. And hopefully the 3 trees needing removal will meet their maker tomorrow. I'll take a Cuban but opt for Roy's oven roasted beef tenderloin which is one of my favorite holiday meals. I made the slow roasted version a few years back as a farewell to a fr
  4. Ds (19) had his JnJ 2 days ago and he was all kinds of cautious about reactions.... and nothing. Not even arm soreness, the stinker! So yeah, everyone is so different. But I am thankful to the amazing scientists who gave us these vaccines. God bless them!!
  5. That the EU powers are easier to navigate in terms of logic driven true scientific data for a private corporation than the US scientific bureaucracy should give those of us in the US pause, don't you think? Science is science the world around, right? As many have said, I had every confidence in the CDC etc 2 years ago but goodness, now. It does worry me.
  6. We had the poutine bar on Maasdam back in 2013 and that was the last lido special food buffet we had. It was very good btw but well it was poutine... how could it not be good?
  7. I like HALs model personally. They have been ahead in that game for a while and I really prefer it. Almost everything is served by their gracious staff (who usually give me way too much food even when I say "oh, just a little" ) or it is on individual serving dishes or packaging. Maybe we will have to be handed those individual servings now but even still, I am totally fine with not sharing utensils with others. Plus I bet noro goes way down too!
  8. I drank quite a bit of water and did tylenol regularly for the first day. Other than a sore arm and fatigue, I seemed to do okay with the first Pfizer vaccine. Hope the second isn't much worse. I will definitely hydrate and tylenol again.
  9. “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” ― C. S. Lewis Not everyone wants their hand held from cradle to grave. Most of us just want to be left alone and are more than happy to take the mantle of responsibility
  10. Again, that is your lens on the world. Not everyone lives your life. Some simply don't travel. They never take planes or trains or even leave their state. Those prohibitions are no hardship on them. I have a family member who is exactly as I describe. It is not the life I want but she enjoys it and as long as she "doesn't break my leg or pick my pocket" why should I alienate her by hounding her over this? She is a grown up and takes personal responsibility for her choices. She may one day come around but it will be her choice.
  11. As many reasons as there are people I suspect. So often people view the world solely through their own lense. Some are hesitant because they do not trust medicine to have their best interest at heart. https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/967011614/in-tuskegee-painful-history-shadows-efforts-to-vaccinate-african-americans Some simply do not feel comfortable yet or feel the virus itself is not a huge threat to them. https://www.vox.com/recode/22330018/covid-vaccine-hesitancy-misinformation-carnegie-mellon-facebook-survey
  12. This is something I have been following as I had a moderate case of Covid and now have one dose of the vaccine uploaded. My reaction was thankfully mild. I would be super curious to see what my immunity looks like 2 weeks out. And yes, vaccine hesitancy is not a crime. I think many are doing just that, wait and see.
  13. Just a heads up that may have been posted here before but good to repeat. A recent Covid vaccine may cause a false positive result on your mammogram due to lymph node enlargement. I know my clinic is scheduling mammograms out 4-6 weeks post second dose. So keep that in mind if you are like me and have your mammograms set up well in advance.
  14. Hank @HlitnerI think you hit on the general feeling I am observing well, that is outside of a few internet locations who seem deadset on keeping everything shut down indefinitely. The all stick and no carrot method is not working. People long for freedom and with that comes personal responsibility. Now that we have an effective tool to protect the vulnerable and aged and a much better grasp on how this disease works, adding more carrot and less stick to the mix might produce more jabs in arms, might produce a more positive attitude toward necessary thoughtful precautions, might produce a happi
  15. Thank you Rich and overcast yet warm greetings from here in Tennessee today to all the Dailyites. I've had a tummy bug for a couple days now (the quote is appropriate) so I'll pass on chili dog pizza.... come to think of it, even if I didn't have a tummy bug, I think I would still pass on chili dog pizza. The heart burn alone would be fatal. Happy news. Ds got his JnJ vaccine yesterday. He was so happy. I am happy for him. Having been an essential worker this whole pandemic, he has worried. Thankfully when we got Covid, his was a mild case but there are no guarantees.
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