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2 hours ago, chengkp75 said:

Hey, I had a crew member on my ship a few months back, who was a "flat earther".  Never did get a complete answer as to how you fly west from California and end up arriving on the East Coast, never having changed heading.  Nor how things disappear over the horizon when sailing.  Just can't coach stupid.

You accomplish trip by the Worm Hole.  Also, you don't have to go far.  Kyrie Irving, basketball star of the Brooklyn Nets, is a flat Earther. 😄😄

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7 minutes ago, ace2542 said:

I really did think that was true everyone has heard of that case. We have talked about in work. Back to the topic at hand surely people won't be able to sue their employer or the cruise line if they get the  coronavirus if they didn't get the vaccine?

Of course they can sue.  As stated, vaccination is optional.

 

You are giving Biden and company a lot more effect than they will actually have.  Anti-vaxxers have been significant during administrations prior to Trump, and will continue long after Biden is no longer in office.  In the US, 91% of babies receive the measles vaccine (so some have historically resisted), but there was a spike in measles both in 2014 and 2019 (pre and during Trump), so even at a 91% vaccinated level, there are still contagious outbreaks every so often, again by asymptomatic carriers (whether vaccinated or not) infecting non-vaccinated people.

 

Unlike the UK, the government could not shut down casinos, or stop sporting events nationwide, as those "rights" are granted to the states to deal with within each state's boundaries.  The federal government can only deal with international travel, and to a limited extent, interstate travel.

 

And, to close out the microwaved dog urban myth, as I say, I can't find such a sticker on my brand new, high dollar, Samsung microwave, and just for giggles I found the user's manual, and nowhere in the two pages of safety precautions does it mention not placing a living creature in the microwave.

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9 minutes ago, nelblu said:

You accomplish trip by the Worm Hole.  Also, you don't have to go far.  Kyrie Irving, basketball star of the Brooklyn Nets, is a flat Earther. 😄😄

Yeah, but he doesn't make his living sailing from one continent to another.

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21 hours ago, BND said:

Who said they're going to test you for antibodies?  Also, you need to read up on the vaccine concerning how long it will show up in your blood stream.  How do you prove you've had vaccines to visit certain countries? Such as yellow fever to visit parts of Africa? 

You can get titers drawn to show you have vaccines in your system.  The lab or doctor can give you a print out.  You would be amazed to know what vaccines you thought you had are no longer there.  Husband and I both had to get MMR booster.  18 yr old daughter had to get an MMR booster and all 3 Hepatitis B vaccines again for college. 

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35 minutes ago, chengkp75 said:

Please, please, please provide a link to this court case.  I have a brand new microwave, and I can't for the life of me find the sticker about not microwaving your dog.  And, as noted above, the actual facts of the McDonalds coffee suit are far different than the urban legends that are spread about it.

 

Poodle cooking? Urban myth.

 

https://everything2.com/title/Do+not+put+pets+in+the+microwave+to+dry+them

 

Some people still think everything on the internet is 100% true. 🙄

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37 minutes ago, ace2542 said:

I really did think that was true everyone has heard of that case. We have talked about in work. Back to the topic at hand surely people won't be able to sue their employer or the cruise line if they get the  coronavirus if they didn't get the vaccine?

McDonald’s was cited for serving beverages above the allowable safe temperature as determined by statute. 
 

the poodle thing is just utter nonsense 

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34 minutes ago, jean87510 said:

You can get titers drawn to show you have vaccines in your system.  The lab or doctor can give you a print out.  You would be amazed to know what vaccines you thought you had are no longer there.  Husband and I both had to get MMR booster.  18 yr old daughter had to get an MMR booster and all 3 Hepatitis B vaccines again for college. 

Those show your immunity whether through illness or vaccine, not the actual vaccine.   For example, when I was pregnant they checked for Rubella which is a standard test, but they're not looking for the actual vaccine, but making sure you have enough immunity.  That was my point.  The actual vaccine only stays in your system temporarily.  Long enough to get  your body to produce an immune response.   You all had to get those vaccines again because your immune response had weakened, not because the vaccine wasn't in your blood steam anymore.

 

 

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54 minutes ago, chengkp75 said:

Please, please, please provide a link to this court case.  I have a brand new microwave, and I can't for the life of me find the sticker about not microwaving your dog.  And, as noted above, the actual facts of the McDonalds coffee suit are far different than the urban legends that are spread about it.

Was the coffee too hot.☺️ There was a case in which a lady visiting Harrah's in Atlantic City had coffee and was going to her room.  While navigating her bag, coffee and keys to the room, she spilled coffee was scalded and sued Harrah's.  Of course even though she was at fault, she sued.   She got rewarded and can't recall if she won the civil case or there was a settlement.

 

Harrah's  provided free coffee and hot water for tea to it's visitors.  The coffee & hot water urns were placed by the entrance to parking.  This perc was especially useful to those daily gamblers/visitors when leaving at night.  This perc disappeared after this incident.  That's like getting rid of booze in the Lounges if a passenger falls, blames  it on the drinking and sues the cruise lines.

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2 hours ago, ace2542 said:

I think it provides enough immunity for a long enough period of time to drive this right down to stage where every year the at risk group is offered the jab like with the flu if needed while the none at risk group just carry on at least in western society. In UK we are not all offered flu jab but you can get it if you want it I think without going privately at some point. In America flu jab is on sale at pharmacy I have seen it.

 

I think we are close to those levels now in certain places in the world. The true USA infection count must be at least 50 million and that is being conservative which is 1 in 6. Once the vaccine hits the general public the figures will drop very quickly.

There are reports today that immunity from the vaccine will last years.  There are officially something like 12 million reported cases.  If the actual rate is 10x the reported cases,  as has been estimated, then that means there's been 120 million infections in the US so far.  If that's accurate, that's about 1/3 of the US population.  So many are asymptomatic or only mildly ill.

 

Flu shot is free for pretty much everyone in the US.  Either insurance pays for it or employers do.  As a Federal Gov employee, I received it every year at work at no cost and that extended to our contractors too.  The goal was to keep people from having to be home sick and not working.  This year, since I retired in March, I got the shot at the local grocery store pharmacy at no cost.   

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4 minutes ago, nelblu said:

Was the coffee too hot.☺️ There was a case in which a lady visiting Harrah's in Atlantic City had coffee and was going to her room.  While navigating her bag, coffee and keys to the room, she spilled coffee was scalded and sued Harrah's.  Of course even though she was at fault, she sued.   She got rewarded and can't recall if she won the civil case or there was a settlement.

 

Harrah's  provided free coffee and hot water for tea to it's visitors.  The coffee & hot water urns were placed by the entrance to parking.  This perc was especially useful to those daily gamblers/visitors when leaving at night.  This perc disappeared after this incident.  That's like getting rid of booze in the Lounges if a passenger falls, blames  it on the drinking and sues the cruise lines.

I've done work on behalf of Harrah's over the years (I don't claim to know every lawsuit they faced), but I've never heard of this and don't see anything in an internet search.  Also, I doubt they would get rid of the coffee in the lobby for that reason.  More likely they decided it wasn't worth doing.  As  you mention in your post, they don't get rid of booze, and trust me alcohol brings a lot of lawsuits. 

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42 minutes ago, not-enough-cruising said:

McDonald’s was cited for serving beverages above the allowable safe temperature as determined by statute. 
 

the poodle thing is just utter nonsense 

This is true, and it was so much more than that. We met an attorney on a cruise several years ago who knew and had worked with some of the attorneys and knew the ins and outs of the McDonald's case.  It was far more involved than just hot coffee and her mistake in handling it. She was permanently scarred because it was so much above the safe temperature.  This lawyer was adamant that what was reported in the news wasn't reported correctly and gave us info we hadn't heard before.  

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23 minutes ago, BND said:

There are reports today that immunity from the vaccine will last years. 

How can they know that?  Everyone thought the pertussis vaccine lasted forever, until the spike a few years ago, and they studied people who were vaccinated and found that the antibodies were gone or severely depleted, so the people would become asymptomatic carriers, and infect non-vaccinated people.  Until a vaccine has been in the human body for years, they won't know how long it will last.

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19 minutes ago, chengkp75 said:

How can they know that?  Everyone thought the pertussis vaccine lasted forever, until the spike a few years ago, and they studied people who were vaccinated and found that the antibodies were gone or severely depleted, so the people would become asymptomatic carriers, and infect non-vaccinated people.  Until a vaccine has been in the human body for years, they won't know how long it will last.

I don't know.  I'm just the messenger.

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-immunity-long-lasting.html

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, BND said:

I don't know.  I'm just the messenger.

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-immunity-long-lasting.html

 

 

 

From that article:

 

""It would be surprising to see the ... immune cells build up in patients over six months and suddenly crash after one year," Vabret said in an email. But "the only way to know whether SARS-CoV-2 immunity will last decades is to study the patients over the same period of time." "

 

So, they are taking a short term study and extrapolating it to long term efficacy, even when they admit that the only true way is to study the effects over a long term.

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1 minute ago, chengkp75 said:

From that article:

 

""It would be surprising to see the ... immune cells build up in patients over six months and suddenly crash after one year," Vabret said in an email. But "the only way to know whether SARS-CoV-2 immunity will last decades is to study the patients over the same period of time." "

 

So, they are taking a short term study and extrapolating it to long term efficacy, even when they admit that the only true way is to study the effects over a long term.

Either way, just like the flu shot, I'd be willing to get one every year if necessary.  

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1 hour ago, chengkp75 said:

Of course they can sue.  As stated, vaccination is optional.

 

You are giving Biden and company a lot more effect than they will actually have.  Anti-vaxxers have been significant during administrations prior to Trump, and will continue long after Biden is no longer in office.  In the US, 91% of babies receive the measles vaccine (so some have historically resisted), but there was a spike in measles both in 2014 and 2019 (pre and during Trump), so even at a 91% vaccinated level, there are still contagious outbreaks every so often, again by asymptomatic carriers (whether vaccinated or not) infecting non-vaccinated people.

 

Unlike the UK, the government could not shut down casinos, or stop sporting events nationwide, as those "rights" are granted to the states to deal with within each state's boundaries.  The federal government can only deal with international travel, and to a limited extent, interstate travel.

 

And, to close out the microwaved dog urban myth, as I say, I can't find such a sticker on my brand new, high dollar, Samsung microwave, and just for giggles I found the user's manual, and nowhere in the two pages of safety precautions does it mention not placing a living creature in the microwave.

Has that spike come from the 9% of unvaccinated american children or from the children are in the country illegally and maybe come from countries who maybe don't do that vaccine? In UK we have seen increase in TB cases and they trace back to EU migrant workers from eastern europeans. And i can see employers maybe insisting upon and paying for a vaccine as requirement for employment perhaps in the hospitality industry and such.

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3 hours ago, nelblu said:

Was the coffee too hot.☺️ There was a case in which a lady visiting Harrah's in Atlantic City had coffee and was going to her room.  While navigating her bag, coffee and keys to the room, she spilled coffee was scalded and sued Harrah's.  Of course even though she was at fault, she sued.   She got rewarded and can't recall if she won the civil case or there was a settlement.

 

Harrah's  provided free coffee and hot water for tea to it's visitors.  The coffee & hot water urns were placed by the entrance to parking.  This perc was especially useful to those daily gamblers/visitors when leaving at night.  This perc disappeared after this incident.  That's like getting rid of booze in the Lounges if a passenger falls, blames  it on the drinking and sues the cruise lines.

Another urban myth perpetuated on the internet

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