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mimbecky

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  1. I have heard a few people say they won't take the vaccine as long as it has only an EUA. Any idea when any of them would have full approval? I personally think it is an excuse but maybe that would make a difference for some people.
  2. This is good news. We have a trip planned Feb 2022 and the boards regarding travel to Australia and NZ aren't hopeful at all. I read they have closed their borders for the most part already through 2021 but I am not sure if that is legitimate news or just people "talking".
  3. ok I googled her.... 🤡 Guess she was arrested for the White House fiasco. Here is a great article debunking everything she brings up in the video. I’m not forwarding to my sister-in-law as I don’t need the headache, but it is worth having on hand https://medshadow.org/frontline-doctors/
  4. And who made the video? A group called “America’s Frontline Doctors” specifically Dr Simone Gold. Video is long. I fast forwarded through much and didn’t research any of it because it is blah, blah, blah to me. https://www.americasfrontlinedoctors.com/custom_videos/the-stand-the-truth-about-the-covid-19-vaccine/
  5. Education yes, because of all the skepticism out there. The hot topic in my circles is whether to have young adult women vaccinated. A lot of fear about infertility being talked about.....My sister in law sent me a video about it. I have a young adult daughter but I would assume Fauci and others who are at the front lines have daughters also and wouldn't be pushing it without feeling confident it is a bogus claim. M
  6. If phase 3 studies started last summer and are continued to be followed, shouldn't we know sometime this summer if the efficacy of these vaccines last at least a year? We would now be at 6 months with initial vaccinations yet I haven't heard any updates. I would think they would start releasing this data. M
  7. Also heard this on the news this morning. Tried to find an article and found this. A bit vague for me (maybe not to someone with a scientific background) but still hopeful. Maybe this will prove to be true with Moderna as well. Pfizer’s vaccine appears to reduce coronavirus transmission | Science News M
  8. On the news this morning...with a doctor's note an "informal caregiver" can also receive the vaccine now. .“Informal caregivers are defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an unpaid family member or other person who regularly aids and supervises the daily care of an elderly or disabled person, but need not live in the same house"
  9. Now being told California will open vaccinations mid March to these groups. Just thought there might be interest in the parameters. Happy that smoking is not included but surprised about pregnancy since I thought that vaccines for pregnant women was questionable. This is a jump- teachers were to be next and that doesn't appear to be the case now. Not saying it is a bad thing at all but find that the goal posts keep moving, everything definitely in flux. Cancer Chronic kidney disease Chronic pulmonary disease Down syndrome Weakened immune system from solid organ transplant Pregnancy Sickle cell disease Heart conditions Severe obesity And Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  10. I moved ours as well. At the time of first cruise for 2020 there were only 3 perks, the TA additionally offered free gratuities. We lifted and shifted once to 2021 and all the remained the same. This time for the 2022 move the original TA perk was taken off because it isn't a current perk (not given by Celebrity either because it wasn't on original booking). They did give us their current additional OBC offer of $100 but with a raise in port fees/taxes it leaves us about $150 shorter than initial amount. With the good deal we originally received, it is still a deal.
  11. Yes, I hope so too. I have in laws outside of Pittsburgh who are eligible and have been looking for quite some time, without any luck. 😢 M
  12. If they do offer a lift/shift, I will wait a bit until everything settles. I'm not too worried about things booking up at this point.
  13. I thought the inside passage was in Alaska. If not then it will be an issue for everyone pretty much.
  14. Well, here you go. I contacted my TA about another lift/shift and was given the following response. At this time, the cruise lines are weighing their options. There are grassroots efforts to ask the federal government to waive the provisions of the PVSA (sometimes mis-identified as the Jones Act) for this summer to allow cruises without a foreign port call. The cruise lines may lobby for the same. There may be solutions which can be created, it’s just too soon to know. We are on top of the issue though and we recommend waiting for a final determination from the cruise lines how they are going to deal with the sailings. My agency is in direct communications with the lines, and I will reach out to you as soon as decisions are made by Celebrity giving you your options.
  15. There is a new topic in the forums saying that these Alaska cruises are being lifted and shifted. I contacted my TA and got the following response. At this time, the cruise lines are weighing their options. There are grassroots efforts to ask the federal government to waive the provisions of the PVSA (sometimes mis-identified as the Jones Act) for this summer to allow cruises without a foreign port call. The cruise lines may lobby for the same. There may be solutions which can be created, it’s just too soon to know. We are on top of the issue though and we recommend waiting for a final determination from the cruise lines how they are going to deal with the sailings. My agency is in direct communications with the lines, and I will reach out to you as soon as decisions are made by Celebrity giving you your options.
  16. Exactly....Here, the superstations etc are all in either the south bay (nearer the border) and in Escondido which also has a prominence of Latinos and more of a reliance on mass transit. I haven't really heard anyone complaining- everyone in my surrounding areas just jump in their cars. As long as they don't limit vaccines to those zip codes, we are good. I figure, all the Caucasians showing up may help increase the trust but maybe I am naïve. Most of our hospitals are not giving out vaccines.
  17. I just saw this online although I think it is a long shot. “The industry may consider asking for temporary relief from the Passenger Vessel Services Act,” CLIA manager for strategic communications Laziza Lambert said, referring to the 135-year-old U.S. law that forces foreign-flagged cruise ships to make a stop at a Canadian port when sailing to Alaska. Alaska cruise season could be over before it begins as Canada bans ships for all of 2021 (thepointsguy.com)
  18. Keep an eye out. Our super stations are asking for volunteers (medical and non medical). Added bonus...a vaccine.
  19. Thank you for all of your information! For now, I will wait on Celebrity, but this sounds like a very possible plan. M
  20. I was previously looking for a full Panama late 2022 or early 2023 (it doesn't exist) and came across this post. It has been on our bucket list. I see 2 in September...which do you feel has the better itinerary and why? If we can't do a lift and shift on the Alaska, this would be an option. Thanks. M
  21. Well, my TA said our cruise is "likely" to cancel but no official word from Celebrity. Maybe that is hopeful they are working on a solution of sorts, or maybe that just means Celebrity is slow on the uptake. If not, hope they lift and shift (my August was already a lift/shift) or issue FCC that doesn't need to be used right away. Sad for all around, but in the grand scheme this is minor I guess. M
  22. Sorry in advance as I am sure this has been covered elsewhere but I was sure it wouldn't apply to me and haven't read up on it. Apparently Canada has made it so Alaska cruising this year is out. Do I take the FCC at 125% (if that is what is still offered) or just refund? I understand the 125% isn't that great because cruising is so much more $$ now. Your opinions? M
  23. I am hoping this has more to do with mRna being a new platform than vaccinations themselves. Maybe this number will go up (and more people in general will be favorable) once more traditional platforms become available. J&J is just around the corner and maybe AZ and Novavaxx. Me? I'll take what they give me, and happily so.
  24. Yep, no idea what they know....I guess we will find out. Right now some grocers like Albertsons, Vons, Ralphs, and some medical groups (Scripps, UCSD) have the vaccine. Ironically not CVS or Walgreens yet. Most people are getting them at County "super stations" like Petco park (Padres) and college campuses. Not sure how that will change. As mentioned before, there is a possibility we will move to an aged based system but of course that is hugely controversial so decisions to be made after the current 8.5 million people over 65, teachers, food and agriculture workers are done which will be months down the road I am sure. Hoping states learn from other states like WV. BTW there are a lot of stories of people being at the right place at the right time being where there happen to be doses available at close of businesses. At that time, phases/priority mean nothing so.....
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