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  1. I would call your PVP or Carnival. They will need to manually apply any payments you've made against the new cruise balance and downpayment needs. I had to do that yesterday. If you book online, the system will charge you a deposit.
  2. You are absolutely correct Organized Chaos! The PCR is a process, not a test. For anyone who disagrees, please read the attached link from the mouth of the person who created the PCR process. https://uncoverdc.com/2020/04/07/was-the-covid-19-test-meant-to-detect-a-virus/
  3. The rapid tests are a problem but so are the PCR tests. Actually PCR isn't actually even a "test" for the virus. Very interesting reading below, most of it directly from the mouth of the person that created PCR. https://uncoverdc.com/2020/04/07/was-the-covid-19-test-meant-to-detect-a-virus/
  4. Nobody is accepting the results of the rapid tests. If anyone tests positive on a rapid test, they are immediately quarantined and then given a full test. The rapid tests are still wildly unreliable and the molecular tests are too sensitive.
  5. Here's one https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(20)30534-8/fulltext Conclusions and relevance In this multi-hospital assessment, when controlling for COVID-19 risk factors, treatment with hydroxychloroquine alone and in combination with azithromycin was associated with reduction in COVID-19 associated mortality. Prospective trials are needed to examine this impact.
  6. I tend to agree that the rush of the vaccine is 100% political, but it's by both sides. The problem is that every day, new evidence comes out that suggests there's a cheap, safe and abundantly supplied medicine that currently exists to prevent and significantly reduce symptoms and deaths, but is not being used, solely because of political agendas. It breaks my heart that the seniors in our country cannot see their loved ones and are dying of loneliness when there's a readily available option. I see it every day 😞
  7. My point is that the people looking for the vaccine to "cure" everything are going to be waiting a really long time. The flu vaccine that's been around forever still isn't very effective. We certainly can't expect a brand new vaccine to be completely effective against a brand new virus.
  8. https://www.google.com/search?q=current+sweden+covid+stats&rlz=1C1EJFC_enUS854US854&oq=current+sweden+&aqs=chrome.2.0j69i57j0l6.4526j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Doesn't look like a fail to me
  9. You just also confirmed there's not much ammo for the "maskers" either.
  10. My point is your are allowing the passengers to exit the vessel every 5 - 7 days and bring new ones on. Totally different than the NBA bubble. The last major cruise outbreak was caused by a passenger the cruise prior to the large breakout.
  11. Has nothing to do with medical conditions or claustrophobia, etc. It's very simple. If the government (at all levels) would be transparent about the risk, number of infections, severity of infections and deaths and report accurate numbers I, for one, would be much more open to listen to their input. By "their" I mean the government and their "trusted" advisors. The number of cases has been reported to be overstated because of counting every positive test as an active case. One person tests positive 8 straight days, reported as 8 active cases... That's not right. Not to mention the testing parameters are being shown to be too sensitive and that 50 - 90% of the positive cases aren't even infectious. That came out last week. The deaths are over-reported because doctors are being compensated for each covid death by the CDC. My daughter had a patient on kidney dialysis who died of kidney failure, was ruled covid death. Had no covid symptoms. A biker in Florida was killed in a car accident ruled a covid death.. a suicide in Chicago was ruled a covid death. There have been several studies showing the effectiveness of Hydroxychloriquine as a preventative and useful and safe drug early in treatment, not to mention Remdesvir (sp) and a few others. Also when treated with steroids through a nebulizer, the impact is almost immediately felt positively. Facebook, media, etc trying to shut down anyone with a dissenting opinion on anything that goes against the "grain". There are also several studies I've seen where the effectiveness of masks is actually in question. The CDC originally said to NOT wear masks because they did nothing to prevent the spread. Until the powers that be, actually become transparent and tell the TRUTH, I will side with the constitution which tells me I am in the land of the free.
  12. apples to oranges comparison that makes no sense. The NBA (and NHL) bubbles are for several months. After a period of quarantine they won't be able to contract the virus because they aren't coming in contact with anyone from the outside. A cruise is only for 7 days and the virus can be incubating that entire period. And then new people can come into a room that was infected from a prior cruise.
  13. And there are numerous other countries that did not wear masks, did not shut down and are doing just fine. Not sure I understand your point. The virus is not going to disappear anymore than the common flu. I have no faith in a vaccine but there are certainly already multiple medicines to significantly reduce the effects of the virus, both at the early stages and advanced stages. Nobody seems to be talking about that.
  14. PVP or customer service would have no idea until the cruise is actually cancelled, which seems inevitable for this cruise.
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