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  1. I agree we are in an evolving situation, however it is my belief that we can rely on established science to provide policy advice. Looking to random theories on .org websites to advise policy is a terrible idea IMO. We have seen the result of government policy from science advice in virus control in many Asian countries plus in ‘western’ countries such as Australia and New Zealand (amongst others).
  2. The Lancet is a peer reviewed journal. The Lancet has published this article, the article directly references journal papers which are peer-reviewed literature and the article is available on Science Direct (a legitimate science journal source). The Great Barrington Declaration is placed on it's own .org website. Which do you think is more scientifically legitimate?
  3. The declaration is absolutely bunk. The declaration is an open letter, and in no way backed up by peer-reviewed scientific research nor published in any peer-reviewed science publication. It is a petition only, therefore not legitimate in the world of scientific research. Peer-reviewed science publication The Lancet definitely labels it bunk. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32153-X/fulltext The arrival of a second wave and the realisation of the challenges ahead has led to renewed interest in a so-called herd immunity approach, which suggests allowing a large uncontrolled outbreak in the low-risk population while protecting the vulnerable. Proponents suggest this would lead to the development of infection-acquired population immunity in the low-risk population, which will eventually protect the vulnerable. This is a dangerous fallacy unsupported by scientific evidence. Any pandemic management strategy relying upon immunity from natural infections for COVID-19 is flawed. Uncontrolled transmission in younger people risks significant morbidity3 and mortality across the whole population. In addition to the human cost, this would impact the workforce as a whole and overwhelm the ability of health-care systems to provide acute and routine care. Furthermore, there is no evidence for lasting protective immunity to SARS-CoV-2 following natural infection, 4 and the endemic transmission that would be the consequence of waning immunity would present a risk to vulnerable populations for the indefinite future. Such a strategy would not end the COVID-19 pandemic but result in recurrent epidemics, as was the case with numerous infectious diseases before the advent of vaccination. It would also place an unacceptable burden on the economy and health-care workers, many of whom have died from COVID-19 or experienced trauma as a result of having to practise disaster medicine. Additionally, we still do not understand who might suffer from long COVID.
  4. I think I would prefer trolling to the alternative miscomprehension of obvious fact
  5. This tweet in no way says masks are dangerous. Stop perpetuating mis-truths. Be better.
  6. You are wrong, the CDC never provided that advice, and it is dangerous and irresponsible to make statements like that. Be better. This is correct, and occurred in most countries
  7. I was responding to the post “Complete lockdowns do not work” I am aware where and what type of country New Zealand is 😁
  8. Balcony discount: Platinum Balcony Discount When Booking More than 6 Months from Sailing Date: $ 50 * for sailings of 3-5 nights $100* for sailings of 6-9 nights $200* for sailings of 10+ nights
  9. seems legit 😆😆😆 A widely-circulated open letter calling on governments to pursue herd immunity is counting homeopaths, therapists and fake names among its "medical" signatories, leading to accusations that it falsely represents scientific support for the controversial position. The Great Barrington Declaration, a letter organised by prominent advocates of herd immunity, claims to have been signed by more than 15,000 scientists and medical practitioners, as well as more than 150,000 members of the general public. Yet Sky News found dozens of fake names on the list of medical signatories, which anyone can add to if they tick a box and enter a name. These included Dr. I.P. Freely, Dr. Person Fakename and Dr. Johnny Bananas, who listed himself as a "Dr of Hard Sums". https://news.sky.com/story/coronvairus-dr-johnny-bananas-and-dr-person-fakename-among-medical-signatories-on-herd-immunity-open-letter-12099947
  10. OMG the above comments 😆 Yes this, it would be excellent to hear some resolution from both parties.
  11. Definitely do-able most of the time with refundable and non-refundable bookings. If you get an agent who won’t, call back and try again with someone different. (It used to be not possible for Australia, however has changed in the last few years)
  12. Apologies, it really sounded as if you were serious. Hard to interpret sarcasm online 🙂
  13. Seriously? The US is not the only country in the world! In Australia, the UK, Canada etc etc we do not have anything going on that day and we will still have an ongoing need for virus response on November 5. Worldwide governments aren’t in cahoots with a political party in the US to make another political party in the US look bad. Come on, be realistic.
  14. It doesn’t matter what I think about likelihood of only ship-sponsored tours at South Pacific ports. I am merely correcting your incorrect statement that such ports do not have any ship-sponsored tours. Facts are important 😝 You’re welcome BTW
  15. this one: https://www.carnival.com.au/shore-excursions/mystery-island/advanced-snorkel-adventure-937007 Also could choose glass-bottom boat, a fishing trip with locals etc etc. Royal has similar options.
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