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Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

wutisgood

Active Member
I can't wait to see all of the limitations rapidly go away as the numbers plummet in the next month or two. Right now it's still hard to plan travel even domestically given capacity limitations and ticket availability. Internationally countries are being hesitant to give even vaccinated people a pass.
 

ABQ

Well-Known Member
Limitations disappear and spikes happen. Are they related?
Site examples of states who removed limitations and have had spikes recently? I'd point to places like PA and NJ, but they've been going up even before removing any limitations. Then there's the horror of Michigan.
 

DisneyFan32

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
Yes
I can't wait to see all of the limitations rapidly go away as the numbers plummet in the next month or two. Right now it's still hard to plan travel even domestically given capacity limitations and ticket availability. Internationally countries are being hesitant to give even vaccinated people a pass.
No, please no more surges. Is this getting even worse with variants. Pandemic will keep longer as expecting....Is the cases will go down by July as masks and social distancing will be removed soon for good.
 

ABQ

Well-Known Member
No, please no more surges. Is this getting even worse with variants. Pandemic will keep longer as expecting....Is the cases will go down by July as masks and social distancing will be removed soon for good.
Surges are not a good thing, but one thing to monitor is hospitalizations. As more are vaccinated, fewer cases should result in severity requiring hospitalization.
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Hopefully the hospital utilization stays low for extreme and high stress levels. Remember, the original goal was to keep the healthcare system from being overwhelmed. If they can be underwhelmed, for lack of a better term, then perhaps things get closer to the old normal.
 

Chi84

Premium Member
Surges are not a good thing, but one thing to monitor is hospitalizations. As more are vaccinated, fewer cases should result in severity requiring hospitalization.
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Hopefully the hospital utilization stays low for extreme and high stress levels. Remember, the original goal was to keep the healthcare system from being overwhelmed. If they can be underwhelmed, for lack of a better term, then perhaps things get closer to the old normal.
In Illinois, cases went up a lot - I think around 35% - but deaths remain flat and hospitalizations are up around 13%. Most cases are 18 to 39 year olds.
 

ABQ

Well-Known Member
In Illinois, cases went up a lot - I think around 35% - but deaths remain flat and hospitalizations are up around 13%. Most cases are 18 to 39 year olds.
How long, if at all, has that age group been eligible for vaccination?
 

JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
Surges are not a good thing, but one thing to monitor is hospitalizations. As more are vaccinated, fewer cases should result in severity requiring hospitalization.
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Hopefully the hospital utilization stays low for extreme and high stress levels. Remember, the original goal was to keep the healthcare system from being overwhelmed. If they can be underwhelmed, for lack of a better term, then perhaps things get closer to the old normal.

In Illinois, cases went up a lot - I think around 35% - but deaths remain flat and hospitalizations are up around 13%. Most cases are 18 to 39 year olds.


As long as a variant is not produced with increased cases I agree the hospital and death count reductions are great but it is playing with fire to ignore rising cases and positivity
 

Chi84

Premium Member
How long, if at all, has that age group been eligible for vaccination?
On April 12, eligibility will open for everyone 16+ for most of Illinois. Chicago and suburban Cook will restrict a bit longer because supply is way behind demand there. Downstate is a different story. I heard some slots are going unfilled.

Realistically, most of the people who have been vaccinated so far are nursing home residents, healthcare workers and 65+. I expect that very few in the 18 to 39 age group have been vaccinated unless they fall into an eligible category for reasons other than age.
 

MrHappy

Well-Known Member
Wonderful!
Thanks. Just to share in case others find it, uhh, inspiring:
I had several tabs open in Chrome along with pre registrations:
MyCharts Hartford
MyCharts Yale
Vams
CVS
Walgreens
Stamford Hospital
Stop & Shop

after an hour from midnight until 1, all frustration. From site failures to no apts. I dejectedly gave up. About 5 hrs of sleep later... boom! Apts must have been uploaded for the next Phase. The hour was HOT. I got lucky, friends who joined the party just 15 mins later, only found options for weeks later (still not bad).
I thought battling with the younger group (CT opened 16-45, I’m the top part of that) I’d encounter youthful tech exuberance.
 

JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
Thanks. Just to share in case others find it, uhh, inspiring:
I had several tabs open in Chrome along with pre registrations:
MyCharts Hartford
MyCharts Yale
Vams
CVS
Walgreens
Stamford Hospital
Stop & Shop

after an hour from midnight until 1, all frustration. From site failures to no apts. I dejectedly gave up. About 5 hrs of sleep later... boom! Apts must have been uploaded for the next Phase. The hour was HOT. I got lucky, friends who joined the party just 15 mins later, only found options for weeks later (still not bad).
I thought battling with the younger group (CT opened 16-45, I’m the top part of that) I’d encounter youthful tech exuberance.
You know those lazy kids slept in thinking it would be easy later...

Maybe I missed it before but where did you end up?
 

MrHappy

Well-Known Member
You know those lazy kids slept in thinking it would be easy later...

Maybe I missed it before but where did you end up?
Indeed, this morning I had my weekly team call, my very young social media manager seemed somewhat surprised and with no sense of urgency said “oh, I’ll try to get one of those apts.”. Poor kid.
Any way, I got April 6. I’m very pleased. As my previous post mentioned, I will be WDW bound 4/29. So my T cells and anti bods will be ready!
 

JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
Indeed, this morning I had my weekly team call, my very young social media manager seemed somewhat surprised and with no sense of urgency said “oh, I’ll try to get one of those apts.”. Poor kid.
Any way, I got April 6. I’m very pleased. As my previous post mentioned, I will be WDW bound 4/29. So my T cells and anti bods will be ready!
I meant which provider were you able to book with?
 

ABQ

Well-Known Member
Thanks. Just to share in case others find it, uhh, inspiring:
I had several tabs open in Chrome along with pre registrations:
MyCharts Hartford
MyCharts Yale
Vams
CVS
Walgreens
Stamford Hospital
Stop & Shop

after an hour from midnight until 1, all frustration. From site failures to no apts. I dejectedly gave up. About 5 hrs of sleep later... boom! Apts must have been uploaded for the next Phase. The hour was HOT. I got lucky, friends who joined the party just 15 mins later, only found options for weeks later (still not bad).
I thought battling with the younger group (CT opened 16-45, I’m the top part of that) I’d encounter youthful tech exuberance.
So what you're saying is, all your experience in booking ADR's 180 days out went out the window and you could have just slept in? ;)
 

DisneyFan32

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
Yes
@GoofGoof looks like NJ has COVID-19 rises cases again....sighs..is NJ will turn around and cases will go return back down trending this month, May-July? Will NJ will still go back to normal with masks and social distancing go away by July?
 

Bullseye1967

Is that who I am?
Premium Member
On April 12, eligibility will open for everyone 16+ for most of Illinois. Chicago and suburban Cook will restrict a bit longer because supply is way behind demand there. Downstate is a different story. I heard some slots are going unfilled.

Realistically, most of the people who have been vaccinated so far are nursing home residents, healthcare workers and 65+. I expect that very few in the 18 to 39 age group have been vaccinated unless they fall into an eligible category for reasons other than age.
My kids got appointments over the border in Indiana.
 

OrlandoRising

Well-Known Member
In Illinois, cases went up a lot - I think around 35% - but deaths remain flat and hospitalizations are up around 13%. Most cases are 18 to 39 year olds.

Have to account for lagging indicators. You can expect deaths to go up by some amount soon.

Even if most new cases are among younger people, the rise is still concerning because A) some of those young people will still be hospitalized and die, B) more opportunities for spread and mutations, and C) they could spread it to more vulnerable individuals who have not been vaccinated or are not yet fully protected by vaccines (meaning before they hit two weeks past their second dose).

On April 12, eligibility will open for everyone 16+ for most of Illinois. Chicago and suburban Cook will restrict a bit longer because supply is way behind demand there. Downstate is a different story. I heard some slots are going unfilled.

Realistically, most of the people who have been vaccinated so far are nursing home residents, healthcare workers and 65+. I expect that very few in the 18 to 39 age group have been vaccinated unless they fall into an eligible category for reasons other than age.

I'm 33 and live in Chicago, but I've been vaccinated because I traveled outside the city to get it once I became eligible under Phase 1B+. I didn't break any eligibility rules by doing so, nearly all pharmacies in the state just require that you're an Illinois resident and are eligible under the state's rules, not the rules of your city or county of residence.

I did debate driving to Springfield or Carbondale to get it, hearing about all the open appointments there. Luckily that wasn't necessary.
 

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