Um, the post you’re quoting isn’t talking about myself. We will be waiting til she is vaccinated, thanks much for the concern.. Of course it’s parent decision to go or not. Parent-splaining not necessary.As others have suggested, perhaps WDW is not a place for anyone who is not vaccinated, including anyone under the age of 12?
No one HAS to go to WDW this year.
You have options. Vacation somewhere less crowded in 2021, and wait until your children are vaccinated before heading to WDW.
You’re the parent. You’re the adult. Make the adult decision and put your children’s health first. That WDW vacation can wait until next year.
How did they find out before the trial was completed? Are they no longer doing double blind as before?They write a policy in line with the CDC. But they will NEVER say “mask this 3 year old”. It’s on the parents now. My kids were in the Pfizer Phase 1. No placebo. They are 8 and vaccinated. So don’t assume.
OK I'll bite on the elephant in the room. There is a whole lot of wiggle room in between "isolating" and bringing your "high risk" children to a theme park with thousands of people. Unless your kids are terminal and their dying wish is to do to Disney, then maybe the solution is that you should not be going in the first place even if everyone was wearing a mask. If we were to calculate the chances of them catching COVID 19 in a very crowded theme park with everyone is wearing a mask and somewhere like a state park where there is plenty of room for physical distancing, a theme park may not be where you should be going as a responsible parent of "high risk" children. You don't have to stay home, but you also don't have to take a vacation in one of the most densely populated places in the US.
I am well aware there is a lot of wiggle room between the two. We rented a house and took our daughter to the beach in May for a week. being may, it was rather empty. We had a wonderful time.Liked this response while on vacation in Maine with my family, including unvaccinated toddler.
In fairness, I was talking about masking in the context of the CDC's guidelines, which have been revised to reflect the fact that masks are no longer the primary method of defense against spreading the virus. As more people are vaccinated and positivity rates are drastically declining, masks are not doing as much to prevent the spread as they were when they were the only form of protection available.Um, the post you’re quoting isn’t talking about myself. We will be waiting til she is vaccinated, thanks much for the concern.. Of course it’s parent decision to go or not. Parent-splaining not necessary.
I was speaking to this bolded part of Chi84’s post that said “mask-wearing is not providing much in the way of additional protection” - and saying yes, that is true for those who are vaccinated, but it is not true for those that are not yet vaccinated, of which a large portion is wdw’s target demographic. That has nothing to do with my personal situation or being a parent.
As I have said for a while now I have been wrong more than I have been right but my gut feeling is the CDC won’t change anything formally. They have opened the door to let people and businesses interpret their own rules. I don’t think they will recommend that kids under 12 don‘t need masks but they have left the door open for most businesses to allow it anyway. So based on me saying that more likely than not they will change the rule tomorrowThe CDC will assess all the data it has compiled in deciding whether to revise their guidelines. I’m sure they’ll take the points you made into consideration.
What high risk population has not had access to the vaccine yet? I understand you have a high risk child (and I respect that) but the under 12 crowd has the absolute lowest risk of complications from this virus (and thank god for that!)I believe you misunderstood the context of that post. my comment about our personal situation was specifically responding to Chi84 talking about the CDC removing masking recommendations across the country, not about going to WDW.
I already live in a state that has removed all masking and social distancing. So, respectfully, it’s not just about WDW. These decisions to remove masking across the board - regardless of location- without all high risk populations having access to the vaccine - *does* result in high risk families needing to isolate more.
Any high risk child under the age of 12. There are many, for a variety of reasons. Personally, my child has no volitional cough ability at all, so normal colds have often resulted in her having respiratory symptoms for more than a month, long past any contagious period, and typically requiring medication (inhaler) to resolve (she does not have asthma).What high risk population has not had access to the vaccine yet? I understand you have a high risk child (and I respect that) but the under 12 crowd has the absolute lowest risk of complications from this virus (and thank god for that!)
Anyone with a medical condition, eg immunosuppressant, that means that the vaccination is either far less effective or not safe to administer. No idea on the numbers involved but enough to have their safety considered too.What high risk population has not had access to the vaccine yet? I understand you have a high risk child (and I respect that) but the under 12 crowd has the absolute lowest risk of complications from this virus (and thank god for that!)
There will be less unvaccinated people at WDW without a mask on then there would be if they just dropped the mask rule altogether for everyone. I can’t possibly tell you how many more, but it will be more than zero. I don’t think many will choose to wear a mask but more likely some people who are opposed to the mask rules still won’t go until it’s completely dropped.Has the honor system been successful in similar situations? We all know how the honor system works in things like speed limits, taxes, and sports. Will those at WDW without a mask have really all been vaccinated or will there be cheaters?
Good for them! I wish some of the states with lower vaccination rates (Pennsylvania is already at the 70% goal for 18+) would do more creative things like this.Philadelphia is launching a covid vaccine sweepstakes. 36 total winners from 3 different drawings. The unique part of this plan is they are selecting a targeted zip code for each drawing that is among the zip codes with the lowest vaccine rates in the city and that zip code will be eligible for additional prizes. Residents from the winning zip code will be roughly 100X more likely to win a prize. Just one more example of not giving up yet on vaccinations.
Mayor Kenney Announces “Philly Vax Sweepstakes” Giving Vaccinated Philadelphians Dozens of Chances to Win Up to $50,000 | Department of Public HealthMayor Kenney Announces “Philly Vax Sweepstakes” Giving Vaccinated Philadelphians Dozens of Chances to Win Up to $50,000www.phila.gov
Agreed. 73% of 18+ now with 1 shot and still going. Every state should be trying whatever they can, there’s no excuse for coming up short of 70% in every state. Philadelphia is a little behind the more affluent suburbs around the city and the mayor is doing whatever he can to catch up. Unfortunately somehow the vaccines have become partisan and I think that’s making some leaders gun shy at doing too much to publicly promote them. It’s sad but true.Good for them! I wish some of the states with lower vaccination rates (Pennsylvania is already at the 70% goal for 18+) would do more creative things like this.
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