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4 hours ago, saminina said:

Am curious if anyone knows of a person that has been stricken with this virus.  Do you know anyone that knows anyone that has contracted the virus?   I'm thankful that I do not and would like to keep it that way.   It's a question I often ask, and so far the count stays at zero.

My mother-in-law died of it. 

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18 minutes ago, MrsWaldo said:

At least 3 but not in Australia.  

 

I have to express my disappointment that despite our borders being closed to cruise ships until Dec 17 SS still has the October 31 cruise on their resumptions schedule.  

I think that its a mistake and there wont be any cruise on October 31. If the boarders are closed till the end of the year, I dont see  single reason for them or for anybody to resume cruising that early. I would check this information twice before making any conclusions 

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Just now, Roger88 said:

I think that its a mistake and there wont be any cruise on October 31. If the boarders are closed till the end of the year, I dont see  single reason for them or for anybody to resume cruising that early. I would check this information twice before making any conclusions 

I don't think it's a mistake on SS behalf..

 

I think they need to be upfront to our OS friends and say  "This cruise will not go ahead"  Reschedule any Aus cruises until Dec 17...

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6 hours ago, saminina said:

Am curious if anyone knows of a person that has been stricken with this virus.  

Two.  I wrote earlier of my mother-in-law still hanging on after 8 weeks.  And a neighbor, a MD's wife who still has some pulmonary issues and lethargy after more than 3 months.  The length of the complications from COVID infections aren't really talked about that much but over the coming months it will be a major issue.  I don't want to be dramatic here but for some recovering from COVID and is complications might be a life long process.  I hope you stay thankful.  

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7 hours ago, saminina said:

Am curious if anyone knows of a person that has been stricken with this virus.  Do you know anyone that knows anyone that has contracted the virus?   I'm thankful that I do not and would like to keep it that way.   It's a question I often ask, and so far the count stays at zero.


 My wife lost one of her staff and his spouse to Covid-19 at Easter.   

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10 minutes ago, Lois R said:

Randy, so sorry☹️


It was sad and scary at the same time.    Because of the circumstances and the uniqueness of their case at the time it actually made national and international news.   Still tragic but now their story is one of many awful stories.    

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6 hours ago, chrism23 said:

Two.  I wrote earlier of my mother-in-law still hanging on after 8 weeks.  And a neighbor, a MD's wife who still has some pulmonary issues and lethargy after more than 3 months.  The length of the complications from COVID infections aren't really talked about that much but over the coming months it will be a major issue.  I don't want to be dramatic here but for some recovering from COVID and is complications might be a life long process.  I hope you stay thankful.  

Yes. Including organ failure. Thank you.

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1 hour ago, Miss Merry said:

My sister died of it at the end of May.


Oh me.  😢  I lost my baby sister two years ago and never a day goes by I don’t think of her and miss her.   My heart goes out to you.  

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5 hours ago, brimary said:

Every single Covid death is a human and family tragedy for all concerned.throughout the World.Our thoughts are with all those directly involved.

 

Appreciate ALL of the sharing in the past day or so.  Fortunately, we have not had any friends and/or family lost during this challenging period.  It's tough, especially when many are not been able to get into hospitals and/or nursing homes to see these loved ones during these period battling the medical issues.  Then, the "normal" funerals and personal connections cannot be conducted in a way to share the memories, love and concerns.  

 

We all need those opportunities to recover, do personal interactions and be able to able to move forward.  Not an easy or simple period of time for too many people.  

 

On the cruising side, the Wall Street markets have been up significantly today, BUT, the three main cruise lines were down about 2-3% today.  Why?  My best guess/speculation: The one series of vaccine tests in connection with the Oxford University research has been held up.  With the need for a safe and successful vaccine in order to resume sailing, that has probably caused the backward slide of "confidence" as rated and measured by the financial types. The markets, however, are always "VARIABLE" as they move up, down and around.  

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

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45 minutes ago, Miss Merry said:

Thank you, she had some major underlying health problems which made the chances of surviving COVID remote.

It still had to be very hard......☹️

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So many sad stories to tell around this da** virus, my heart goes out to each of you above.  Our neighbor right across the street has (or had) it.  Home from hospital now so I hope recovered.  His case definitely put a damper on neighbor to neighbor chatting while walking or working in the yard, etc. - but I do respect that his wife put out the word to us. 

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4 hours ago, Tothesunset said:

Many condolences. Life just shouldn't work that way. 


Yes she was only 63 years old, seven years my junior.  I am the only surviving member of my immediate family.   With my son, my wife, her sister, and her sister’s husband there are only five of us left.   

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11 hours ago, Randyk47 said:


Yes she was only 63 years old, seven years my junior.  I am the only surviving member of my immediate family.   With my son, my wife, her sister, and her sister’s husband there are only five of us left.   

Hi Randy,  not sure this will give you much comfort but just in case.......immediate family......it is just me.  I have 2

sisters--that's it. Both sisters have hubbies but as for my immediate----nobody else.

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11 hours ago, Randyk47 said:

Yes she was only 63 years old, seven years my junior.  I am the only surviving member of my immediate family.   With my son, my wife, her sister, and her sister’s husband there are only five of us left.   

 

Appreciate these many various personal situations.  It makes the point that life is somewhat "fragile", plus challenging and uncertain!!??  Also: short!  To me all of this re-enforces the important point to enjoy, embrace and experience ALL of the various opportunities connected with our lives.  

 

From the Wall Street Journal yesterday, they had this headline: “How Travel Will Change Post-Pandemic: 10 Expert Predictions with some of these top highlights: We’ll rethink Europe.  Expect a cooling of the romance with Europe’s capitals and new affection for less-crowded cities with strong cultural offerings. 'I’d keep an eye on Lyon and Hamburg,' said UK-based travel writer Annie Fitzsimmons, who also predicts a rediscovery of less populated European islands.   Alaska will beckon.  The pandemic’s searing impact will add a FOMO-like urgency to personal bucket lists. The fresh air appeal of Alaska and Montana will propel them into top spots, thinks Erin Francis-Cummings, CEO of travel data company Destination Analysts.  We’ll pay for hygiene. Germophobic fliers might have the option to pay extra for 'Hygiene Class,' a premium cabin that comes with a higher standard of cleanliness, according to Christopher Schaberg, author of 'Airportness,' and, coming later this fall, 'Grounded: Perpetual Flight…and Then the Pandemic.' Though the air filters shared equally with economy will still do the real work to prevent illness, these higher-priced seats will come with more frequent sanitization."

 

Here are a few more of the key points from their list of ten predictions: "Leopards will matter even more. Peter Fearnhead, CEO of African Parks, a nonprofit that manages 18 national parks and reserves, said countries combining good governance with conservation will become tomorrow’s stars. Two Mr. Fearnhead singles out: Benin and Malawi. The former, in West Africa, is developing Pendjari and W National Parks that feature elephants and lions, while Malawi, in southeastern Africa, is priming reserves with rhinos and leopards.  We’ll tip robot-maids. Hotels will become airy places with AI behind the scenes. Open lobbies and guest rooms that allow the outside in will be the blueprint, with frump and fuss banished. Also booted: coffee makers and minibars. Anything hard to clean will be suspect in a post-pandemic-era room.  We’ll cruise the Arctic. As pleasure ships steam past the pandemic and implement new health protocols, expect to see new destinations. Cruise industry specialist Clare Weeden sees massive growth in trips through Canada’s Northwest Passage from passengers eager to view polar bears and other Arctic species before they vanish."

 

These are many interesting "crystal ball" predictions and speculations as to how the future of travel will evolve and change.  

 

Full story at:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-travel-will-change-post-pandemic-10-expert-predictions-11599674976?mod=hp_lead_pos13

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

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