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Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

CatesMom

Well-Known Member
Yeah, I tried CVS first but they haven’t updated yet. My county website has opened appointments for the county vaccine sites starting tomorrow for 12-15. I guess they assume the CDC approval will come in. He has a half day from school on Friday anyway so picking him up and heading to the mall to the abandoned Sears store for the shot. It’s good to see they found some use for the old Sears locations :).
County vaccine site here took over the old Pier One in our strip mall. . .
 

ParentsOf4

Well-Known Member
Interesting. 99% seems unlikely for the 75-84.
Per the NYT's own webpage, 5 states are excluded from the following map "because more than a quarter of data is missing." (See footnote.)

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I'm not sure how the NYT can report a vaccination rate for Georgia when they are saying that more than a quarter of data is missing.

Again, the data I've posted is from the official Georgia Department of Health website.

It could be that Georgia is using out-of-date population numbers (making the percentages higher than they really are), the NYT's data source is inaccurate, or some combination of the two.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
Per the NYT's own webpage, 5 states are excluded from the following map "because more than a quarter of data is missing." (See footnote.)

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I'm not sure how the NYT can report a vaccination rate for Georgia when they are saying that more than a quarter of data is missing.

Again, the data I've posted is from the official Georgia Department of Health website.

It could be that Georgia is using out-of-date population numbers (making the percentages higher than they really are), the NYT's data source is inaccurate, or some combination of the two.
Seems like they are probably both wrong. It’s highly unlikely less than 1% of the population in that age group is unvaccinated. Maybe they included out of state residents that crossed the border for a vaccination or it could be bad population data.
 

BrianLo

Well-Known Member
By the numbers, getting 1% more vaccinated in the 65-74 age group will save more lives than getting 100% vaccinated in the 0-17 age group.

The issue is not which ages groups are affected. The issue is which age groups are affected more.

This undersells though the impact of that vaccinations have on transmission reduction. The herd is always more impactful than the individual.

The most effective way to reduce COVID deaths (and morbidity) is preventing total COVID transmission. The best way to do that is for everyone to stop transmitting it by getting vaccinated.

We will know the time is right to pull back when numbers decline consistently *as they currently are in much of the US. If young people really want to get back to normal, they need to equally do their part.
 

Trauma

Well-Known Member
This undersells though the impact of that vaccinations have on transmission reduction. The herd is always more impactful than the individual.

The most effective way to reduce COVID deaths (and morbidity) is preventing total COVID transmission. The best way to do that is for everyone to stop transmitting it by getting vaccinated.

We will know the time is right to pull back when numbers decline consistently *as they currently are in much of the US. If young people really want to get back to normal, they need to equally do their part.
My daughter is 15. They won’t allow her to get vaccinated until Thursday when I asked. I guess what’s a few more days at this point.
 

Polkadotdress

Well-Known Member
Asking/requiring masks be put on indoors - say for rides or in the common areas of a hotel is the easiest part of mask enforcement.
So says the person who’s likely never been tasked with mask enforcement to the general public.


Overall, I feel safe. But it is smart and rational to be aware of risks and to face reality, not a made up pollyana reality, but face facts: breakthrough infections happen. Being high risk, I have to be a little more concerned about that than someone who isn't.
So some of you folks stress about wearing masks, and I think that's ridiculous. I stress about dying from a virus, and you think that's ridiculous. I'll take it.
Yes, this!
 
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drizgirl

Well-Known Member
I think you have misunderstood or I’ve liked when I should have angried!

The people who have died are obviously missed and a tragedy, irrespective of age. I thought that the ones who were not missed were the people on the forum who said “It’s only old people who are in danger, take care of them and let me live my life.”

Apologies if I’m wrong!
The dynamic of all of that is changed. Older people have had access to the vaccine for many months now.
is it “national misreading day”??
No but I think it might be “answering sarcasm with sarcasm day”. And you totally missed it.
 
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DisneyDebRob

Well-Known Member
But Covid spread would be decreased if the gondolas had air conditioning, right?
I’m assuming your being sarcastic here? 🙂 I’ve been taught not to assume things so I’m asking.
As long as they keep the one family per gondola for the rest of my life I’m happy. The difference of being crammed in with sometimes nice..sometimes very sweaty people.. and having your own is a world of difference.
 

Turtlekrawl

Active Member
“Far less likely” doesn’t even begin to describe this.
Good article. To sum up:

-The risk of breakthrough cases is very low, but not zero.
-The risk of a severe breakthrough case is even lower, but not zero.
-We may need a booster

Likely an undercount. I personally know 5 people who have had (mild) breakthrough cases, and I’m not that popular 🙂. But even if an undercount, I think it’s pretty cool how the numbers are still in line with what we should expect to see based on advertised efficacy of mRNA vax (95ish%, not 100%).

Given the risk will not go all the way to zero anytime soon, I fully expect and am totally cool with some people wearing a masks for years to come, maybe indefinitely. Some people are extra cautious. It seemed a bit excessive to me to watch my sons 16yo tennis opponent wear a mask last weekend while outside in 30+mph wind, but hey, he’s not hurting anything.

Mask mandates will go away, but personal choice will remain.
 

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