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  1. Pandemic has to do with widespread infectious disease (geographical). You seem to be discussing the time/temporal element.
  2. Yes..... a definite ‘abundance of caution’ at work.
  3. On my hands, it’s three pointing back at me. My thumb is typically aligned with my index finger with that gesture.
  4. Not really.... as I understand it you like to cruise to eat well and relax around the pool and take a few chances on the waistline. I can tell you from my own experience, you’ve got plenty of company.
  5. That may very well be the case. For me, it wouldn’t mean a hill of beans. If cleaning the ship is such a big deal, I interpret that as too many passengers showing up who are potentially infected. After all, coronavirus is spread primarily by people.
  6. No you’re not. Whether fares will have to double to make up a reasonable refenue stream depends on many factors as you’ve suggested but to simply identify a 50% fare increase due to 50% less passengers is unlikely to ever be the case.
  7. Carrying soft drinks onboard is permitted. Whether you’ll get into a dispute with the powers-that-be about the non-alcohol beer, I couldn’t say but you ought to be prepared to abandon them.
  8. In Ontario, testing has moved from those with symptoms to an expanded strategy to try to find people who may have CV-19 and/or locations where the virus may be active. The %age of positive tests has gone way down over the last month or so but expanded testing helps root out outbreaks before they can expand. You should visit an assessment centre if you: have COVID-19covid 19 symptoms do not have symptoms but are concerned you might have been exposed do not have symptoms but think you are at risk (for example, if you are an essential or health care worker)
  9. If it was almost inevitable that they’d have this problem (these problems), I’d say the big question is ‘why did they do it now?’.
  10. Nothing very specific; bedtime reading for those who may be contemplating developing a plan for their ship/company/port and all the issues they may wish to consider covering in the plan.
  11. I’d do what your wife has asked you to do. Cancel and forget about all the potential deals you may get in the future. Preserve marital harmony and think about another cruise in the future when planning is more certain.
  12. I did not read back very far in the thread and did not have anything in mind about proof of vaccination prior to boarding when I commented on the notion of simple math around viral reproduction when comparing a huge swath of ‘the population’ to a relatively tiny sample of cruisers. To answer your specific question, I think masks in public areas on cruises where everybody has proved vaccination should not be necessary. From a slightly different angle, I would not not go on any cruise where mask wearing would be required. To me, this is a signal that cruising is still too risky for me, even though we’re all vaccinated.
  13. i’ll concede the ‘in the population’ reduction of R, but if the situation is reduced to ‘on a cruise ship’, I don’t believe the math and risk management calculations are quite as simple.
  14. Free shipping to USA on orders greater than $30. https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca
  15. Rats!! you’re not on my Ignore list so I had to see the message you commented on.
  16. I think about the best we’ll ever be able to do on this ‘rate’ is to use deaths/number of confirmed cases. We’ll never know how many people actually contracted CV-19.
  17. Isn’t it great to be able to flip through all those cable channels without having to watch a somber politician tell you about CV19 or watch repeats of the greatest game of xxxxxxx from 1985?
  18. Probably not. Typically, when you book a private tour the visa requirement is included in your booking. You should check with the tour provider to make sure.
  19. A great day for you.... the Leafs beat the Canadiens last night too. Here’s to a Toronto Stanley Cup in 2020.
  20. Not so routine here this evening. I’m watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens play hockey. Stanley Cup fever officially begins on 1 August. A little weird watching hockey in empty arenas at the end of a hot July day!! Oh yes....I trimmed a couple of big cedars earlier this morning.
  21. Spain, Upper Volta, Montenegro Ecuador..... wherever the UK government judged the level of CV19 to be relatively low it’s pretty clear through the recent episode with Spain that a pandemic remains active, the outbreak of cases is unpredictable and there is significant risk to people and traveling ouside your home country can result in significant work/life complications and disruptions. If you want to travel wherever you’re permitted to go that’s up to you and I hope you enjoy yourself. Me, I’m staying at home for a while and that’s up to me.
  22. TOB didn’t mention anything about knowing/not knowing whether a vaccine was effective; only said he/she had signed up to participate in trials.
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