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  1. That article definitely needs a much better proofreader... "Shan Soe-Lin, Ph.D., a lecturer in global affairs at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and a trained epidemoioglost who predicted in April 2019 that mask-wearing would continue until at least the spring of 2020, said that she believes the trend will continue as a social norm even as vaccines begin to be distributed." I think they mean 2020 and 2021 respectively. But, hey, I won't call them trash or anything like that. Mistakes happen after all.
  2. My situation is a tad better with my cruise in October and final payment due the end of July. I'll only pay if my wife and I are inoculated by then. I hope you're fortunate and you're able to go.
  3. Trust me, it did not go unnoticed. Hence the reason I responded only to you. Anyway, moving on now.
  4. Bingo. 92% of the deaths... Sheesh, gotta love the knee jerk reactions. You're the only one who saw the obvious. Thanks.
  5. While I personally feel that they should make it mandatory, I understand the politics in why Biden is saying what he's saying. One thing to remember here: If you're 55 and older and you catch this virus, you have a 92% chance of dying from it. So those of us who are over 55, why wouldn't you get the vaccine then? Oh, and that's NOT a made up number. That number comes directly from the CDC (LINK)
  6. While I'm sure this has been posted here before (honestly, I'm not going to search through 1,500+ comments! ), here's the CDC's recommendation for vaccine allocation: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-11/COVID-04-Dooling.pdf It's going to be a bit of a clusterf*** the next 46-90 days in getting things organized, but I strongly suspect by February 1st everything will be firmly in place and people will be getting vaccinated. And that by June/July the majority of the people who want to be vaccinated will be. The key to getting back to semi-normal is t
  7. And by "sensible" you mean "idiotic", right? Heck, it's not like millions have already died from this....
  8. Agreed. Hell, there are certain countries that will deny you entrance unless you're vaccinated for various diseases already. I don't recall too many people crying about their rights being all trampled on. They really need to adopt your saying: Let's not fight it- just get vaccinated for all of our sakes!
  9. Icons are back for me! I cleared the cache many days ago )over a week?) and nothing happened. I've been back daily since then and no icons until tonight. Whatever was done to fix this, thank you!
  10. My wife falls under 2 of those conditions whereas I'm only under one of them: People at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness due to underlying medical conditions People 65 years and older My wife is older than 65 and we both are diabetic. Be that as it may, our only concern right now is being able to get vaccinated by the end of June, which I believe will be very possible. Not only to provide us with the potential protection, but, for purely selfish reasons, we have a cruise where the final payment is due on July 29th. I'll pay it if we're vaccinate
  11. Pfizer has already been flying in doses to the US from Belgium: https://www.yahoo.com/news/faa-confirms-first-mass-air-204724978.html
  12. I was going to bring up the requirement for a yellow fever vaccine for some countries, the same will need to be applied for any type of travel for a Covid vaccine I'm sure, especially international travel. My wife and I fully intend on getting vaccinated once we're able to do so. We're both in the "high risk" area, so we'll be able to get one sooner rather than later. If it's an annual shot (or shots), so be it. One final thing, not directed at the above quoted comment, we'll all still be wearing masks for travel for quite a long time, if not forever. It may not be
  13. Ought to be interesting since I have a cruise booked for Oct. 2021 on Millennium....
  14. I have absolutely NO problem with that. IMO, that's the only way to get us cruising again.
  15. My error. Should not have used "the" but rather "a". However, from everything that I've read so far, both in the news and officially (i.e. CDC), that list seems to be accurate and it makes sense.
  16. I closed the page, then re-opened to clear everything. I did this with my PC, phone, and tablet. Still not getting any icons. All I get are little boxes.
  17. Not sure if this has been posted or not, but here's the prioritization list for people getting vaccinated. My wife and I fall under "Phase 2". Hopefully the FDA approves emergency use and we can begin to work our way back to a somewhat normal life for us. Though it'll be a good 9-12 months before that happens I believe.
  18. Breaking news: https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-submit-emergency-use-authorization
  19. I'm watching this right now. Amazing how quickly this has moved. If you can find it replaying, I recommend watching this.
  20. I'm on Chrome as well and I've done that. Twice. It didn't work.
  21. 300 million won't get the shot. If we're lucky, 60% will. Plus I doubt many people under the age of 19 will get vaccinated immediately. I'm still hopeful that my wife and I can get vaccinated before July, however, mainly for very selfish reasons. We have a cruise booked for Oct. 2021 and final payment is due on July 29th. Granted, the cruise could be cancelled by Celebrity, BUT if we're vaccinated before that payment is due, I'll pay it. If not, then I'll assess things then. If no vaccine, then we won't cruise. I know a vaccine is not a "silver bullet", but being vaccinated will ease m
  22. This Sunday night on MSNBC, there's a show that might interest people. It's called On Assignment with Richard Engel. It's titled "The Race for the Vaccine". It starts at 10:00 PM EST/9:00 PM CST.
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