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  1. Yeah, sad to see that. Damned CDC. The 125% isn't enough to cover moving it out a year. We got a great rate initially and nothing seems comparable up to 125% of that. Wish they had followed RCCL's Lift and Shift instead.
  2. I know people who do it. I would if I was heading to an area with insecure blood.
  3. I'm not planning to head there any time soon (it's not especially attractive to me), but my friend Tim had his blood banked in advance and shipped to both places he was headed. Of course, he banks his here at home, too. It's not really that uncommon. We have banked blood for a family member's upcoming surgery, and my dad banks his own before procedures. Look up autologous donation.
  4. Why would you care if your fellow passengers had the vaccination when it supposedly protects you? Doesn't make sense -- if you are vaccinated against it, why would it matter if your tablemate wasn't? You're vaccinated, right?
  5. If I was heading to a country like that, I'd pay to bank my own blood first. You're right about Hep B in those areas -- and Hep C and AIDS.
  6. That's exactly my point. Of COURSE deaths are going up, the date RATE, however, is dropping drastically. One more person and the cases and deaths go up. Nice try backing off of the hysteria you posted, though. The bottom line is, if you're afraid, don't go! That's pretty simple, isn't it?
  7. Fair enough, I guess. By your logic then, the cases of progeria, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Nuclear factor kappa B essential modulator, and Menkes are increasing! So are the number of deaths! Wait, I think *every single disease* that hasn't been eradicated has cases that are increasing, and the death toll is increasing as well! Shocker. At least own up to your hyperbole.
  8. Do you actually cruise with Princess, then? Or is this a virtue signal?
  9. Saying it doesn't make it true. Even NPR is reporting that the death rates have "dropped sharply." https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/20/925441975/studies-point-to-big-drop-in-covid-19-death-rates
  10. Hysteria, Hank. Zero US measles deaths last year -- ZERO. That's zero since 2015. Of the fewer than 1500 people nationwide who contracted it in 2019, 75% of those were in two Orthodox Jewish communities where recent travelers had been in third world countries. Where vaccination status was unknown, they were looped into the unvaccinated category. It's about personal choice, and consequences of those choices. I choose not to be a guinea pig for the first ever vaccine that introduces animal/laboratory RNA into my body. Maybe one of the others being developed will have different
  11. HepB is a behaviorally-acquired disease. I don't understand why those who don't play contact sports or engage in the other behaviors that facilitate it "need" it. 82% of people who are listed as death from COVID had a vitamin D deficiency (it's in the 40% for the general population). Obesity, especially morbid obesity, is the number one risk factor. Get out in the sun, people (on a cruise!) and if you're fat, do what you can to shed the pounds. I've been reading about Sputnik V, and am encouraged that it does NOT use mRNA to trigger the immune response,
  12. The genie can't be put back in the bottle. The virus will never be gone. But, I agree with you that there is nothing that will 100% eliminate the risk. Bump up your immune system the best you can, don't stay in close contact for more than 15 minutes with someone you don't know or is coughing, and be happy -- happiness boosts your immune system; worry and fear depress it.
  13. I wrote a big long response that CC zapped, so I'll just ask: Does it bother any of you that this is the very first RNA vaccine on the market? Here's the first 300+ pages from Pfizer's trials: https://www.acsh.org/news/2020/10/21/how-pfizers-rna-vaccine-works-15104 71% side effect rate is high (78% of those were mild, but that still leaves quite a few moderate and severe). As far as proof of vaccination, Gates Foundation has a fix for that. It's a Quantum Dot (see https://www.sciencealert.com/an-invisible-quantum-dot-tattoo-is-being-suggested-to-id-vaccinated-kid
  14. Surprising to find out that you live in CA -- you know, the place where the governor has mandated how many people you can have over for Thanksgiving, that it has to be held outside (damn that rain!), you have to have a table big enough to sit 6' away and still wear masks, use disposable dishes, and don't forget to completely sanitize your bathroom after each guest uses it! Yeah, betting his holiday is going to be quite different that that. Rules for thee, and different rules for me. See your San Diego county restrictions here: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/ Places of
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