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  1. 9 hours ago, TheMastodon said:


    Things pretty good in my neck of the woods.   Our Rvalue is below 1.  

    Latest CDC IFR


    0-19 years - .003%
    20-49 years - .02%
    50-69 years - .05%
    70+ - 5.4%




    R value (Basic Reproduction Number) and IFR (Infection Fatality Ratio) aren’t the same things.  What you’ve portrayed and said is misleading and meaningless.

  2. 7 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:


    Winner! 🙂 Great job on the colours! 😉 

    We were there last year (not on a cruise) and the setting, especially the lower road along the harbour (harbor for my American friends) is still pretty fresh in my mind.

  3. 2 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

    I actually have a official puck I caught in Denver. My hand hurt for a day.  In my prior life, I used to go to at least a few Lighting games a year. Hockey is only good in person, sitting in a corner and watching them smash up against the glass. It’s not a game meant for TV. 


    I expect you’re unfamiliar with ‘Hello, Canada, and hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland’.  Forget about TV, AM and SW radio was the way to go!

  4. 11 minutes ago, beerman2 said:

    They are much further along than what they have/haven’t done though

    After six months of being pretty much idle, I’m not impressed but I’m not surprised.  I think their main sticking points are the issues around recommendations 50 to 54; what to do in the event of a significant outbreak.  Evidence suggests that ships with a number of infected passengers onboard cannot rely on national, state or local authorities to take on the burden of evacuation, quarantine and care that may be required.


    I enjoy cruising and have done plenty of it but I just don’t see the industry being able to start up again in the near future out of US ports.

  5. Well... after overthinking this somewhat, I may have to change my response.  Most of the interior cabins on the Eurodam have their doors opening out to the starboard side.  So, it’s more likely a passenger will run into the stewards and their equipment on that side of the ship.  So, if you need a reason to pick a side, choose the port (left) side of the ship.  Have a great time.

  6. 2 minutes ago, mrlevin said:


    False positive much worse than false negative.  If I get a false positive my trip (for me and my traveling companions) is over.  If someone gets onboard with a false negative there is some probability I will get sick; that probability is low given all the social distancing requirements.

    As long as it’s only someone else I guess it works for you.

  7. 1 hour ago, Mary229 said:

    There are 9 people holding signs, far from a riot.  Not good PR but not a riot either.  I think all of us who are booking for 2021 are pretty aware of the options that may face us.  

    I didn’t say it was a riot.  You asked for a link to a news article and I provided one.  There are others in the same vein.

  8. 6 minutes ago, Mary229 said:

    I have never heard of a riot on a cruise ship,  @LMaxwell   Maybe you could provide a link to a news article.

    I guess it depends on what you want to call a riot but the Norwegian Pirit cruise of October, 2019 was portrayed that way in some news sources.  For example....





  9. 5 hours ago, Hlitner said:

    Although this means that the person still is at risk to be a carrier of Yellow Fever, most (perhaps all) countries are willing to accept that slight risk from a few souls.

    I’m no expert on YF, virology, epidemiology, vaccinations or anything of that ilk but I do have an uneasy sense that the measures that have been taken worldwide related to the transmission of yellow fever and cited as something that could or should be adopted for CV-19 control are not quite equivalent.  Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t YF transmitted by infected mosquitoes?

  10. 3 hours ago, bigrednole said:

    Hedge fund managers or wealthy investors can spend a small amount of money to flood it to force a down turn in stock prices. They short sell the stock and make a killing. Then buy low, pump it with positive then sell. Rinse and repeat.

    I have a small amount of money.  Does that make me a hedge fund manager?  I’m certainly not a wealthy investor.  Would this influence the CDC’s decision making process?

  11. 24 minutes ago, Charles4515 said:

    Maybe the public does not care right now if cruises restart.

    Or maybe when people began looking at all the questions being posed (really, a list of all the problems associated with cruising and the virus) people realized that they really don’t have adequate answers and ‘I just want to get back to cruising’ wouldn’t carry much weight.


    As for the general public, I’m pretty sure they don’t much care about the cruise industry; they have many more issues to occupy their attention.

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