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  1. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    I'm sure it depends where you are. In our district, ~1/3 of kids are in full-remote. So you take the remaing 2/3 and divide that in 2 and there aren't a ton of kids on busses. My daughters bus has 5 kids on it. (And they wear masks, and it's 7-8 minute ride so les than "close contact".)
  2. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Spoiler: they won't! Unfortunate. Maybe as more shots shift to groceries that are used to bein open 7 days a week.
  3. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    I work in the specialty chemical industry, so have some familiarity with this. Converting a facility fro chemical manufacture is a non-trivial task. It's not just the money, but it takes a long time. Pharmaceuticals are another level beyond that because of all the GMP protocols in place...
  4. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Right, but that plan doesn't make sense. 5 weeks for immunity after Feb 1 isn't March 1. And they aren't vaccinating all 334,000 teachers/admins/janitors/bus drivers on Feb 1 anyway. That said, my school is in hybrid in spite of cases (4 students at my daughters school positive in the past...
  5. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    I suppose it depends on what we mean by "all they can". I don't see this as major capital investment right now, simply because the timeframe for that is too long. what I meant was de-bottlenecking manufacturing processes, making sure staff is adequate for 24/7 operation, possibly repurposing...
  6. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    So what are you claiming, that Bezos wanted people not to get vaccinated just to make Trump look bad? I think a more reasonable assumption would be that Amazon waited to find a receptive audience. Tump doesn't seem to have a team put together to where Amazon could even begin to help and Trump...
  7. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    The average certainly isn't up there yet, but yesterday was definitely the best vaccination day we've had and in the past week, the rolling average has increased by ~40%. That's all definitely good. Soon, we should be reaching the point where vaccine production is the bottleneck, and certainly...
  8. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Interesting article. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/01/first-task-for-bidens-cdc-director-fix-everything-trump-broke/?fbclid=IwAR1nT2Z8u9L7haedHDmbu-3daVLazZyjcpaCR4GONHB_Sy9izxWvfl_DMS4
  9. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Yeah! First shot in the arm for my wife this morning (Pfizer) at the basketball arena. She said the whole place smelled like popcorn - maybe they are stealing a page form Disney and using positive scents as a placemaking feature.
  10. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Nice to see that blue line starting to come down.
  11. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    From some people I've talked to: yes, that's exactly it.
  12. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Interesting data from Israel: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/19/single-covid-vaccine-dose-in-israel-less-effective-than-we-hoped There are a lot of articles that just quote the headline, but this one at least gives some data (and justifiably draws the conclusion that it's hard to...
  13. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    That's pretty good. My state has only 9% of the 80+ population with the first shot and 5% of the >60 population (they don't break out by >65). Though I think Florida started last week with phase 1B (non-first responder/healthcare/LTC) whereas we're just starting today.
  14. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Thanks for the update - hope you start feeling better soon.
  15. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Actually, a friend of mine just volunteered for a county task force. They are working in a call center (hopefully adequately spaced!) and calling seniors to schedule appointments. So they aren't even getting paid.
  16. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    It looks like a very slow downward trend recently. That's decent news. My state has been going down for a month. That combined with vaccines going out gives me (faint) hope. (Faint because we've all seen this downward trend before, only to see it rise even higher again.)
  17. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Right, and that 3M doesn't utilize much of the hospital manpower that we have available for giving shots, nor much in the way of scheduling/logistics. I don't think available bodies to inject is a major showstopper, it's the rest of the logistics. Much like the conversations about Disneyland...
  18. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Ohio announced their vaccination locations today: oddly not a single CVS or Walgreens. DrugMart, Kroger, and Giant Eagle are the winners of the jab sweepstakes for our state. (And I have 2 of those within a half-mile of my house).
  19. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    To mirror some of what DisneyCane was saying earlier, though. In my state, over half the hospitalizations and 90% of the deaths have been for ages 65+, though they make up ~17% of the state population. If we get those people vaccinated (and even at the current pace, that would take under 3...
  20. Kevin_W

    Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Very little of this makes sense. Yesterday, my governor said our ~40% distribution was actually 72% because of Federal holdbacks. But there are no Federal holdbacks?
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