Who cares if we didn’t reach some arbitrary number by some arbitrary date that I posted in a thread in April.
Your only reason to post that is to say I told you so which is fine, I was wrong. It doesn’t bother me one bit to say that. If that makes you feel good about yourself I am sincerely happy to have brought a little joy into someone’s life. Should I go back to the Feb earnings call thread and pull out all the pessimistic stuff you were way off on about WDW? Nah, what’s the point.
What I am actually happy about and what we should all celebrate is the drop In cases and the drop in hospitalizations and the relaxing of restrictions that so far seems to not be driving a big spike. Despite not reaching some arbitrary target we are still seeing great results from the vaccines and we are still starting our return to normal.
Someone does have to be the first.I'll still wear my mask on planes/trains (not automobiles ).
Today I was in Starbucks and then Target w/out my mask! Signs on the door now say encouraged for non-vaccinated. I've been vaccinated since February and it was hot, humid, we were walking and I said gah! Not wearing it. Most people still had one one, but heck, someone has to be first...
Back at the start of this thread, some forum members were highly confident the pandemic would not have a big impact on the US.Neither of you can say these things with 100% confidence, we just don't know.
No, it doesn't. It might just be a good idea to continue wearing masks for the next year even if you are vaccinated. Masks and social distancing have been very effective in reducing influenza:Someone does have to be the first.
I watched a youtube video the other day, where vaccinated people were asked why they were still wearing masks outside.
The replies confirmed many of my suspicions.
One of them said something to the effect of: "I'll stop wearing one when I see other people not wearing theirs." (not the actual quote)
Well, it's got to start somewhere.
I think you missed the context. The only reason we were ever discussing Israel is because they were ahead of us on vaccines and we used that as a proxy to estimate a ballpark level of cases we could possibly achieve given a certain vaccination level. The date was only relevant as to when we would see the steep drop in cases
and the relaxing of restrictions. We have seen both already so we hit the important part of the target.
Instead you took all those discussions as some sort of contest that if we didn’t hit their level of vaccination by a specific date
than I was proven wrong and you could play the gotcha game and say ”I told you so”. The end game has always been a reduction of cases and a return to normal.
So while it brings you great pleasure to repost things I said months ago and point out where I’m wrong it’s irrelevant. As I‘ve said all along we don’t have to follow the exact path any other country has.
So right now I’m happy with the progress we have made. I understand from your post that you are not “thrilled” with it, and that’s fine. I’m more optimistic in our prospects and you continue to be pessimistic. I’ll enjoy my return to normal, you keep doing you and be disappointed until we hit 300 cases a day now. Each post that daily number continues to drop. 3 months ago it was 10,000 then 3,000 then 1,000 and now 300.
I'm not wishing for failure, I'm disappointed in the steep decline in vaccinations. I look at how well it's going here in Canada and that those under 40 have no issue getting vaccinated. We will probably hit 70% within a week or 2.
In the fireworks thread the rumor was some CMs were assigned evening crowd control shifts starting 7/1 so since there are no parades, fireworks is most likely.Did y'all hear the rumors of fireworks coming back around July 4?
Major news networks are reporting possible increased heart inflammation rates among young men.I had seen somewhere that kids start there as early as this week. They were waiting for the study on heart inflammation to start vaccinating kids. Without kids they have been stagnating at 60% of the population with 1 shot, but that appears to be more than enough to crush the virus in Israel. We should be above 55% and approaching 60% of the total population with 1 shot in the US by around July 4. Hopefully that same ballpark works for us too. We do have a Similar amount of natural infections but obviously the US is much larger and diverse so not as easy to get a unified national level.
The media has got to tone down the headlines and tone of the articles. They're going into full panic mode on something that has happened in fewer than 500 people under 30 out of double digit millions.Major news networks are reporting possible increased heart inflammation rates among young men.
CDC plans "emergency meeting" on rare heart inflammation following COVID-19 vaccines
Evidence grows stronger for Covid vaccine link to heart issue, CDC says
CDC says heart inflammation cases were higher than expected in 16- to 24-year-olds after second Covid vaccine shot, but still rare
The Latest: CDC looking into reports of heart inflammation
Heart inflammation in young men higher than expected after Pfizer, Moderna vaccines -U.S. CDC
That’s what they do. No wonder people have a tough time assessing actual risk.The media has got to tone down the headlines and tone of the articles. They're going into full panic mode on something that has happened in fewer than 500 people under 30 out of double digit millions.
Look at the AP headline (good) vs. the others in your post.
FP is coming back but it won't be free most likely. I in fact love it if it's true. The less people that have access to it the better FP is.In the fireworks thread the rumor was some CMs were assigned evening crowd control shifts starting 7/1 so since there are no parades, fireworks is most likely.
I also saw a rumor that Disney added the word “standby” to the wait times on the park app. Ever since FP+ was taken down it just said “20 minute wait” and now it says “20 minute standby wait”. No reason to add the word standby unless there was an alternate option No clue if that really means anything, but all in good fun to speculate. I know we probably shouldn’t get too optimistic about things though or we may trigger some of the doom and gloom crowd
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