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MommaBear55

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  1. And CDC and others say 40% who test positive are asymptomatic. In either case, what concerns me is no one knows for sure or at what rate if the asymptomatic people can transmit the disease to others. That makes air travel trickier.
  2. Florida may be staying "flat", but has the fourth highest number of cases per million compared to other US territories and states, so it's still a lot of cases.
  3. You are right, not 100%, but it does decrease the number of people on board who will be carrying the virus. Think of it like norovirus: there's always going to be a few passengers on board who have norovirus, but it's unlikely to cause an outbreak. Get 200 people who bring norovirus onboard, we're all In trouble. Yes, the difference is that Covid is droplet, but this is simply to make it more relatable. (Nurse Practitioner, not an MD or DO)
  4. I'm delighted that there are people like you who are willing to put themselves out there for the betterment of us all. I'm also glad that the companies aren't waiting for the completion of testing before making millions of doses.
  5. Are you able to use that FCC on a cruise you already have booked?
  6. Your statement is not accurate. Here are two articles that demonstrate a problem with false negatives: This article is easier to read from Contagion Live: https://www.contagionlive.com/news/when-is-a-negative-covid19-test-truly-negative#:~:text=According to Woloshin%2C several recent,person to be picked up. And one from the New England Journal of Medicine: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2015897&ved=2ahUKEwiftpSgoI7sAhUMUt8KHQ6ED84QFjACegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw1njfZR714e4wNhYbs1eVo6&cshid=1601379287411
  7. How can they have a repositioning from Boston to Miami with no distant foreign port? That violated the PSVA
  8. There have been vaccines pulled off the market after release, because sometimes severe side effects are found only when the vaccine has been released to the public and larger groups have taken the vaccine, most notably the first rotavirus vaccine and the Lyme vaccine I'm a vaccine advocate but even I will wait several months to get the vaccine once it is released.
  9. Since there is no precedent for the scientists to follow, they first have to invent the study model. The reason the information continues to change is that the knowledge about Covid is developing and changing. From a purely scientific standpoint, it's actually fascinating to watch the evolution of the science if Covid in real time as well as the collision of science and society. From a human standpoint, it's maddening and frustrating and downright frightening at times.
  10. You've obviously never been a scientist. It's not opinion, it's a theory rigorously tested, then out up to their peers to try to pick it apart. Then another group does the same test to see if they can replicate the same results. In retrospective studies, they look at thousands of data points to see if it's coincidence or causality. Without the hard work of scientists, we wouldn't have the space program, computers, medicine, planes, telecommunications or a myriad of other advances.
  11. Oddly enough, no major outlets have picked up this story other than MSNBC, not even FOX. Could it be because it is so preliminary that it's only been tested in mice?
  12. We took our 4 year old grandson to Chops, he was great, but bored. It was hard for him to sit for 2 hours. When he realized he could eat dinner quickly then go to the Kids Club or actually eat at the Kids Club so he could play, that was his choice. We took all our kids to restaurants from early ages. We went early, made sure we had books, crayons and snacks and alternated which parent took noisy kids out.
  13. California fires, hurricane Laura, financial markets instability
  14. Just went to my pulmonologist today, and my experience was the same. I also asked about the vaccine and he is dubious that it will be before Spring.
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