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  1. A business can absolutely make this a requirement and as the QANTAS example shows, will do what they perceive is in their commercial self-interest. It should also be obvious to anyone that the world won't open on a uniform basis. Nor will the vaccine be available on a uniform basis. As always, things roll down hill starting in rich countries like Canada and then over time to more places and poorer groups. I am really amazed the Canadian government contracted for about 10 doses per citizen! I am sure the Canadians will donate some of these to other countries after they have me
  2. I haven't heard any calls by any politician to make vaccines mandatory. You just are going to have to deal with some of the consequences of the decision. ADA will not likely work as long as businesses make accommodations for critical activities. I can see some people avoiding the vaccine to avoid needing to go back to the office and continue working from home.
  3. At the end of the day, most nations act in their self interest first. It does seem sometimes that at the highest levels of wealth in the western world, the notion of national interest has given way to a belief in personal global interest.
  4. Assuming Canada gets even 1/2 its contracted doses, I am not sure what the problem will be. I can see issues for the highly rural populations and First Nations areas to be logistically difficult, but the major urban centers should be straight forward I would think. No country have any doses as their contracts indicate. I agree that time will tell as to how fast it goes. So far schedules having been trending towards the right which suggests progress. Lot's of concurrent manufacturing is going on world wide. I am generally suspicious of government's ability to perfor
  5. I think you will be surprised. Canada has secured over 10 dose of vaccines per citizen (highest in the world!) via bilateral contracts with vaccine manufacturers for delivery in 2021. I guess Canada is putting its citizens first in ensuring that vaccines are going to be available at home! https://globalnews.ca/news/7467507/canada-coronavirus-vaccines/ The same holds true for the EU and US in terms of securing bilateral deals. It it's funny that the story I found on this subject is specifically critical of the US while acknowledging other countries are doing exactly the sam
  6. It is an interesting question if travel will start while case loads are high, even for those who have been vaccinated. My gut suggests that travel will start - assuming you can prove vaccination before the case rates are almost extinct. We'll see. Those that don't get vaccinated will be the last to resume travelling I would think. I really like the QANTAS move to require vaccination for international travel which almost all cruising is.
  7. These people may find themselves not travelling as easily as those people who are willing to get a vaccine.
  8. No argument from me on this. Where I live we have a fairly large biotech industry based initially on the Salk Institute and later from UCSD. The funny thing is that sometimes the personal risks really aren't that high. VC money comes and gos on cycles. Sometimes money can be "relatively" easy to acquire depending on what's hot and the economic conditions. There is quite a bit of fluidity as people move from start up to start up until they score. Some never do yet still rake in some pretty high salaries over time just grinding it out. A rare few strike twice or mor
  9. That would be my guess. Perhaps the packaging of the vaccine (especially temperature sensitivity) will be improved so that it could be combined with the annual flu shot. Who knows... I wonder how much money is going to be made? https://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/lead-covid-19-vaccine-players-will-split-100b-sales-and-40b-profits-analyst
  10. I think the lines have enough self interest to see that this is necessary - if only to avoid lawsuits. The steps taken to date really haven't been effective and the costs of all the mitigation steps and total money losers. Fortunately, all of the developments over the last year along with support by governments worldwide will really help out in terms of the rollout. All of the advancement in vaccine development will also pay dividends in the future controlling other/new diseases. Nothing like a crisis and desperate need to inspire creativity!
  11. I would be curious to know why you think this policy won't work or is impractical. The vaccine is like start being issued next month and in wide distribution early next year due to governments preordering vaccines and concurrent manufacturing/delivery setup. https://www.biospace.com/article/covid-19-vaccine-rollout-timeline-possibly-beginning-distribution-in-december/ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-55005494 https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/11/10/pfizer-vaccine-distribution-could-start-in-december-states-ramping-up-plans/
  12. They all say pretty much the same thing. Here are some others that might work for you. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-mandatory-covid-vaccination-for-international-flights https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw-reopens-to-victoria-as-queensland-flags-border-review-20201123-p56h8j.html https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/qantas-likely-to-mandate-covid-19-vaccine-for-international-passengers/141248.article
  13. That is really all this site is - opinions. Those opinions provide the entertainment value to keep one coming back along with some nuggets of travel advice. My only exception to your post, was your statement regarding "anecdotal evidence." To me this statement is a misnomer and was the basis of my original post. Nothing more, nothing less. Personally I have no problem with masks and use them. Masks have been useful in controlling infection/contamination for many, many years. My daughter works in a biotech lab and mask wearing and PPE was in place well before COVID. Why? Wh
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