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About jb008

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    Reading, relaxing on a beach, and drinks with little umbrellas :)
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    X, HAL, & PCL
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  1. Could always soften wording to "and patient is encouraged to follow CDC..." Basically talk with your doc. Issuing a "fit to travel" letter shouldn't be a big deal, and I would imagine that a letter could be pretty easily worded so it shouldn't create unreasonable liability for the physician. Even just saying something like "based on my examination, Mr. So-and-so is medically fit to travel as of date X/X/2020". Or ask if you could sign a separate liability waiver between you and the doc... X never needs to know about that separate waiver...
  2. I'm sure there's wording that provides adequate "OK" from a physician while also providing adequate protection from liability to the physician. Something like, "based upon exam and medical history patient appears fit to choose to travel at this time, and the patient is advised to follow CDC and state department guidelines pertaining to choosing to travel."
  3. CLINICAL FEATURES Incubation period — The incubation period for COVID-19 is thought to be within 14 days following exposure, with most cases occurring approximately four to five days after exposure [32-34]. In a study of 1099 patients with confirmed symptomatic COVID-19, the median incubation period was four days (interquartile range two to seven days) [33]. Using data from 181 publicly reported, confirmed cases in China with identifiable exposure, one modeling study estimated that symptoms would develop in 2.5 percent of infected individuals within 2.2 days and in 97.5 percent
  4. Did the Feb 29 sailing Here's my trip report Going off memory, I think it was the following: Embark day - can't remember Sea Day - Production show 1 Cozumel - Guest Comedian Sea Day - Production show 2 Key West - Guest musical performer Debark day - n/a
  5. I think median time to fever is something like 4-5 days, 14 days is basically the 95%+ you're not infected. Added in edit: We finished travel basically a week ago precisely, and since we're fever and symptom free we're likely fine (also no known exposure to covid, just looking at the fact that we traveled in general as our only "risk" factor).
  6. Here's the MDR menus. I'll try to get a couple Celebrity Today planners up tonight or tomorrow.
  7. Experienced cruisers in our mid-30s, 5-day out of Miami sailed 2/29/2020 on Celebrity infinity. Booked an ocean view guarantee and was assigned cabin 3073 about 7-weeks ahead of sailing. Short version is that we enjoyed the cruise, and would be happy to sail X again if the price and itinerary look good. Embarkation went smoothly, from the time we got out of the taxi to the time we were on the ship I don't think we had any waits (got to the port about 12:15). One thing to note, driver said Port of Miami has two main ways to get to it, a tunnel (which was closed, accident perhaps?
  8. My employer (healthcare facility) just implemented a travel ban on all non-essential work travel and is requiring a 14-day quarantine leave/PTO (if you have days banked) for anyone traveling through Level 2 or Level 3 countries for non-work travel (as well as countries that get upgraded to L2/L3 by the time of your return). They also are recommending reevaluating any personal domestic travel carefully. This probably would fall under coverage for some travel insurance plans' "Cancel for Work Reasons" since it wouldn't be hard to get a supervisor to revoke previously approved vacati
  9. Fomites is the word of the day. Just off Infinity this AM. Avid cruiser, but I'm skeptical you can adequately reduce risk of transmission. Containment was the February word of the month, but now that covid is likely to be endemic to the US it's a matter of when not IF one of the ships becomes a major point of exposure for a patient cluster. I told my boss that I'm glad I was sailing at the end of Feb and not a few weeks later, and I stand by that.
  10. Then it's too late since I literally debarked today. Stay vigilant and complain immediately fellow cruisers! Also stay well everyone!
  11. Didnt have a chance, debarkation day. Will note in survey later today. Waiting on my survey now actually. Got my invoice so expecting survey soon.
  12. Just off X Infinity, and they've stepped up cleaning and sanitation. They were disinfecting stateroom hallway floor to ceiling and saw them disinfecting cabins as we debarked this am. [might have been due to an ill patient in our hallway section though?] Food service/safety not so sure about. Saw gloved cook using the pax facing tongs transfer fresh food into a warmer pan up in the buffet area. Also had ungloved server stick her hand into pastry bag to open it before placing food inside at Cafe Al Bacio. Overcoming staffs' habits may be a major hurdle if more ships end
  13. Reading between the lines, they notified the people affected and put out a quiet public release. Why would a full fanfare press release be needed when some email accounts were compromised and the contents potentially accessed by a third-party. Sounds like a pretty minor breach, probably passswords reused by employees and breach stems from one of the big account credential leaks from a while back. Not really news imho
  14. Depends on whether the ATM abroad posts the charge as the local currency to your bank, or if they post it to your bank in USD. Same trick as when a merchant will offer to run the charges in USD or local currency, if you let them run it in USD you'll avoid a foreign exchange fee (if that applies, varies from ~0-3% depending on your card) but the merchant sets the exchange rate. So your 10 EUD item might be "converted" to 12 USD by the merchant, whereas 10 EUD by your bank would be ~11 USD at today's approx rate. Also the Travelex ATMs at both JFK and CDG airports had terrible rate
  15. I personally wouldn't want to pay $5-8 dollars in ATM fees to get $50 worth of currency. Also it's recommended security practice to only use bank ATMs due to the security risk of having a card (and account!) compromised by an ATM with a card skimmer. If you know you need to use an ATM abroad, I recommend getting a Charles Schwab debit card as they'll reimburse the ATM fees and set up a separate account so your risk is limited to what's in the account. Added in edit: there's also no guarantee that the third party ATM has a better (or even fair) rate - the airport in Paris had some ATMs that
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