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Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

iowamomof4

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They are running the AC in the buses. If a bus does not have working AC it is pulled from service.

However, since Covid they are running the buses with the rear emergency hatch in the ceiling open. This is done to increase ventilation in the bus. Because of this seats in the rear often feel a bit warmer and more humid than usual.

I bet that explains it! Thanks!
 

Tom P.

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To be fair I don't think you know much about Ohio. Outside of three cities, Ohio is very very very much rural and very much staunch Republican. The only reason why Ohio sometimes is voting blue (though not lately) is because of 2 of the cities. The blue is very pocketed here. Cincy is not very known for being the same kind of urban land as Columbus or Cleveland is. Not even close. No way I'd consider Ohio to be that much more urban or even politically diverse - we just have our pockets. We have a lot of tin foil hat nut jobs here too.

Looking at numbers, I don't see WV doing better than Ohio at all.... in fact I see 47% Ohio (all population) and 42% WV
lol. I lived for 30 years in Ohio. But thanks anyway.
 

helenabear

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lol. I lived for 30 years in Ohio. But thanks anyway.
Could've seriously fooled me as a lifelong Ohioan. Not joking either. Granted I've lived in a few different parts of the state and being in all 3 types (rural, suburban, and urban) so maybe I have a more wide spread view of things. But again Ohio is better than WV in terms of vax status and really any "diverse politics" are in bubbles. Sometimes living in a bubble I forget how singular it can be in many areas of the state. Then I drive down 71 or out 70 west and I'm reminded of the 100% difference between my suburban life and the rural that most of the state is.
 

Phil12

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They are running the AC in the buses. If a bus does not have working AC it is pulled from service.

However, since Covid they are running the buses with the rear emergency hatch in the ceiling open. This is done to increase ventilation in the bus. Because of this seats in the rear often feel a bit warmer and more humid than usual.
They're just trying to make the buses feel more like the Skyliner gondolas.😰
 

Giants14

Member
Apologises if this has already been discussed, i'm too lazy to read all 3000+ pages haha

What is the likeihood of everything in Disney being re-opened for Summer 2022 - i.e do we believe fireworks and character greets being available next summer.

Trying to convince my wife to go 2022 but there is the obvious concern of travelling etc
 

James J

Well-Known Member
Apologises if this has already been discussed, i'm too lazy to read all 3000+ pages haha

What is the likeihood of everything in Disney being re-opened for Summer 2022 - i.e do we believe fireworks and character greets being available next summer.

Trying to convince my wife to go 2022 but there is the obvious concern of travelling etc
The info will be amongst various other threads here, but the likelihood seems very high for it to be much more normal feeling way before Summer 2022. I don't know how soon full on character greets will be back but our insiders point to fireworks being back within the next few weeks.
 

havoc315

Well-Known Member
What would be really interesting, but probably close to impossible, would be to see the demographics on a day by day basis for WDW and Universal and follow those people to see what infection rates during the restriction periods and then after.

You would need control groups, as “restrictions” were only 1 of many many factors affecting infection rates. And such control groups aren’t possible.

For example, you would need to compare infection rate with restrictions on October 1, 2020 with infection rate without restrictions on October 1, 2020, in order to control for seasonality.
 

ABQ

Well-Known Member
As case counts continue to drop, the more important stat to focus on, all along imho, would be hospitalization rates, which also continue to drop, along all age groups as well:
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One would assume that as hospitalizations decline so will deaths, I hope.
 

LittleBuford

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Communicora

Premium Member
An interesting article in the Washing Post concerning "hygiene theater".

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/temp-checks-digital-menus-touchless-124057363.html

The article starts with some examples:

WASHINGTON - At an ice cream shop in Rockville, Md., gloved servers scoop the frozen treat into cups, but a sign taped to the front window says "No cones: Covid." At McDonald's outlets along I-95 in Virginia, yellow police-style tape cordons off self-serve beverage stations. And at Nationals Park, baseball fans use a QR code and digital menu rather than ordering directly from the person who hands them their hot dog.​
None of these precautions provide meaningful protection against the spread of the coronavirus, safety experts say. Instead, they are examples of what critics call "hygiene theater," the deployment of symbolic tactics that do little to prevent the spread of the coronavirus but may make some anxious consumers feel safer.​

12 months ago I remember disinfecting my grocery bags after watching a segment by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Hey, there was a lot of fear that COVID was being spread on surfaces. We just didn't know at the time.

As far as I can tell, WDW has stopped most of these practices now

Still I wonder, are there instances where WDW is still engaged in hygiene theater?

Thanks!
I wish they would keep a lot of the cleaning protocols in place. Covid isn't the only bug around.
 

ParentsOf4

Well-Known Member
I wish they would keep a lot of the cleaning protocols in place. Covid isn't the only bug around.
I agree, cleaning is good. But numerous experts now say a lot of what was done is a waste of effort, effort that could be more productive elsewhere.

I'm not here to argue against cleaning, I'm only pointing out that nearly all experts now agree that a lot of what was done was ineffective.
 

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