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  1. IIRC, the shingles vaccine needs to be kept at -5° F. It's given pretty much ASAP once you request one.
  2. K.T.B.


    Yes. I had a booked cruise for Oct. of 2021 when my Aug. cruise was canceled. I was just able to apply my FCC to it.
  3. Their population numbers are way off. BUT I'm sure there's some "bleed over" in terms of people with medical conditions and people over the age of 65, as well as with essential personnel. Best guess, maybe about 150-175 million people make up the 4 groups they mention in the article.
  4. My cruise, that was to have sailed on August 9th, was canceled on June 23rd. We received our FCC on August 18th. Still waiting for taxes and fees to be refunded though. Just recently got the FCC for our excursion on that cruise on Aug. 24th.
  5. We'll, how about this one? My wife is from St. Charles, MO.
  6. Excluding our cruises that have left from San Juan, the cab drivers who took us to the the ship for our last 4 cruises have been from the Chicago area. To go even further, the last time we were in Las Vegas (2006), the cab driver who picked us up at the airport was from the Chicago area. Literally the town bordering mine! (I'm in one of the W/SW burbs. Think "zoo".) We talked about what had changed, how things were when he lived here, etc.
  7. PTC Dawg wins the thread.... But here's mine form 2003! Carnival Celebration.
  8. Covid is a variation of SARS. Its actual name is SARS-CoV-2. Is the cruise line going to guarantee that all the tests are 100% accurate? (FYI: Even the most accurate test has about a 20% false positive failure.) I'd hate to be the passenger who gets a false positive and is kicked off the ship.
  9. Wasn't my cruise for the first leg. Started in Hawaii, ended in Vancouver and the next cruise began in Vancouver.
  10. Yes. On my first Alaskan cruise there was a group of people who did just that. So unless something has changed since 2006, you can.
  11. It depends on which vaccine you're talking about though. AstraZeneca is well ahead of where they need to be. They'll be able to deliver its full order to both the US and UK by December, which is 400 million doses (60 million for the UK). No idea about Pfizer.
  12. Meaning there will be more than enough doses by spring, assuming everything passes and is approved by the FDA by, say, November/December.
  13. Here's the article: https://www.businessinsider.com/fauci-coronavirus-vaccine-likely-available-to-all-americans-in-2021-2020-8 My takeaway is this: IF the Oxford developed vaccine is viable, by spring the majority of American can be vaccinated. Mighty big "IF", but I seriously doubt a company like AstraZeneca is going to produce something to lose money.
  14. I don't get one, but only because it makes me violently ill when I do. BUT if it became a requirement to cruise, as well as having a Covid vaccine, I'd suck it up and do it. It's not just about me, it's about making sure others are protected as well.
  15. Honestly, I'd never do a cruise where all the stops were owned by the cruiseline. I've done exactly one cruise where one port was an island that Celebrity owned. We didn't get off the ship because it either just shopping or beach activities. Not what my wife and I like to do.
  16. Exactly, though the anti-vaxxers will try to work around it. I don't have any issues with a legally required vaccine, as long as it's safe and it's done to save lives.
  17. I'm ok with it. That, along with a vaccine and having to wear masks in highly populated areas are things I'm willing to do to cruise again.
  18. I'm also ok with an annual covid shot. Whatever it takes to make sure my wife and I are safe, that's what matters.
  19. IF everything goes well with the Oxford developed vaccine, and so far all the reports indicate that it is, AstraZeneca will have nearly 1 billion dose available by November 1. 400 million of which are going to the US and UK.
  20. Man I got really lucky with my cancelled cruise. I was notified by Celebrity on June 23rd that it was being cancelled. So I started making phone calls about my airfare which I booked through Celebrity, and the excursion I had booked. I found out during the phone call that United had already cancelled the flight on June 21st and I was issued an immediate refund! I'm still waiting for my FCC however.... but that's a different story for another time.
  21. The shot is probably a shot of Vodka.
  22. Well, that's one way to cull the herd I suppose.... (And yes, it's a joke.)
  23. From today: https://wgntv.com/morning-news/the-vaping-thing-is-much-worse-than-expected-dr-robert-murphy-answers-viewer-covid-19-questions-8-13/
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