News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

oceanbreeze77

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I'm referring to when (*when, as in past tense) Newsome announced easing restrictions and was not faced with the same criticisms of it being politically motivated by pressure from the current administration.
he is faced with it though. As a Californian I can tell you, people are not happy with this speedy reopening.
 

LUVMCO

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Young people haven’t been tested in numbers before. Now they are. Shocker that they also can get infected isn’t it? And as it’s a concentrated pool (again- like testing early on only focused on those with severe symptoms) so numbers going up. We’ve managed to wrestle down nursing home numbers for most part, and this at highest risk there so that’s good.
Plus isn’t every hospital admit for any diagnosis now being tested for covid? Probably catching a lot of asymptomatic/presymptomatic that way as well. It would be interesting to see which states allowed “non-essential” procedures to ramp back up quickly and see if there’s also a rise in positive cases...

is there a tracker anywhere that follows how many cases end up symptomatic/medical care required etc? Or is that part of the contact tracing that was supposed to happen?

Also- Universal has been open a few weeks now- any team members infected? Uni did a good job on mask enforcement and spacing in queues.
Pretty much everyone is tested and moved to a Covid floor. If they test negative they are moved to another floor. Occasionally someone is missed. Let’s say they are admitted for a stroke or something unrelated. We test them before we can transfer them to rehab and they come back positive. They may be asymptomatic, but now we’re stuck with them until they test negative.

We are now able to send people home with oxygen so that’s been a huge help. A lot of patients that all the need. Normally Medicare won’t pay for home oxygen unless you have a chronic condition. Now they will.
 

GoofGoof

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I'd say that closing bars is rolling back. If they've identified bars as an issue you don't need to roll back other things.
I agree with this although it’s sorta the *** backwards way to do it. The smarter plan would have been to slowly introduce things and then assess the impact to decide if they are a problem or not. Instead there was an all out rush to open everything. So if bars and theme parks and barber shops didn’t all open at once we’d have a better idea what the definitive cause is. Now you have everything open and they shut down bars hoping that does the trick but what do you do if cases still rise. Go for theme parks next or barber shops? I’m just using those 3 as an example but pick any various item you like. Obviously there’s a lot more than 3 choices.
 

DisneyCane

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I agree with this although it’s sorta the *** backwards way to do it. The smarter plan would have been to slowly introduce things and then assess the impact to decide if they are a problem or not. Instead there was an all out rush to open everything. So if bars and theme parks and barber shops didn’t all open at once we’d have a better idea what the definitive cause is. Now you have everything open and they shut down bars hoping that does the trick but what do you do if cases still rise. Go for theme parks next or barber shops? I’m just using those 3 as an example but pick any various item you like. Obviously there’s a lot more than 3 choices.
If barber shope were the issue I think it would be more across the board and not only select counties. Also, if I remember correctly barber shops opened after memorial day weekend before bars. I know I got a haircut the day after memorial day in south Florida.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
If barber shope were the issue I think it would be more across the board and not only select counties. Also, if I remember correctly barber shops opened after memorial day weekend before bars. I know I got a haircut the day after memorial day in south Florida.
I was just throwing that in as an example. Sub in gyms or something else. I do agree that bars are the likely cause of the more recent spikes, but you do have theme parks, water parks and other amusements venues open now too (not Disney but all others). I wish they would have just waited on certain things and been a little more deliberate in their plans, but you can’t go back in time.
 

mickeymiss

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Just a friendly reminder that "essential work" has been determined arbitrarily in a lot of areas. My father worked at a printing company that made college pamphlets. He has diabetes and hypertension. If he wasn't retired, he'd have to be there. Disney World is not essential to guests but certainly to employees and the company we all love. It has also been transformed inside and out to offer the safest experience imaginable for everyone.
 

legwand77

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Just a friendly reminder that "essential work" has been determined arbitrarily in a lot of areas. My father worked at a printing company that made college pamphlets. He has diabetes and hypertension. If he wasn't retired, he'd have to be there. Disney World is not essential to guests but certainly to employees and the company we all love. It has also been transformed inside and out to offer the safest experience imaginable for everyone.
Yes , a company that only made birthday cupcakes was essential in my area. I was happy.
 

trojanjustin

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The United States is the most geographically diverse country on the planet, it would have made no sense for the response to this to have been federal-led. The appropriate actions for Nebraska and New Jersey are not similar in any way.

If the same techniques that work in Germany can work in South Korea, there is no reason a federal response in Arkansas would be different in Florida, other than adjusting for population and some localized guidelines. Contact tracing, standardized reopening guidelines led by science, etc.
 

legwand77

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I agree with this although it’s sorta the *** backwards way to do it. The smarter plan would have been to slowly introduce things and then assess the impact to decide if they are a problem or not. Instead there was an all out rush to open everything. So if bars and theme parks and barber shops didn’t all open at once we’d have a better idea what the definitive cause is. Now you have everything open and they shut down bars hoping that does the trick but what do you do if cases still rise. Go for theme parks next or barber shops? I’m just using those 3 as an example but pick any various item you like. Obviously there’s a lot more than 3 choices.
Good luck with that, arbitrarily deciding what businesses can open close, it is bad enough as it is, look at all the bars and restaurants working around it. That would never work in the US.
 
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