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Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

Disney Analyst

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Look at that second dose line rising on up, yay Canada!

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ABQ

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Isn't Canada already leading the world in first doses, which, assuming everyone shows up for the 2nd, will become the world leader overall by population percentage?
 

BrianLo

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Yeah.. no. When it drops to 3-6% of a usual year you have to look at the biggest reasons for it. It was virtually non existent this year. Again, doctors seem to disagree with you about the main reasons for that. Of course international travel helped in cases, but masks, social distancing and washing and sanitizing and kids not being in school, which is huge for flu transmissions were the main reasons.


It's not just influenza. We routine do viral PCR panels and have well before the pandemic. It's a waste of money and unnecessary, but we do. RSV, Paraflu, HMNV, Entero-rhino, other coronaviruses all dropped off a cliff. Not non-existent, but there's been a >90% reduction in respiratory admissions in Peds. Some almost 100%. Replaced in part by mental health and eating disorder.

My post isn't about masks, I honestly don't care about them and am confused why people are so obsessed with this one mitigation. Just that many of the many mitigations, in concert, made a difference.
 

seascape

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I don't like the weekly reporting because it takes a full week to know if a state is headed in the right direction or not. However, today has some real good news. Four states are now at 1 case per 100,000, Vermont, South Dakota, Washington D.C. and Nebraska. Nine states are at 2, including NY and California. Ten states are at 3 and 11 are at 4. That means 34 states are at 4 or less and 17 are at 5 or more. The countries average is 4.23. Hopefully, Florida drops on Friday's report because they currently represent 11.66% of the US cases.
 

DisneyCane

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I don't like the weekly reporting because it takes a full week to know if a state is headed in the right direction or not. However, today has some real good news. Four states are now at 1 case per 100,000, Vermont, South Dakota, Washington D.C. and Nebraska. Nine states are at 2, including NY and California. Ten states are at 3 and 11 are at 4. That means 34 states are at 4 or less and 17 are at 5 or more. The countries average is 4.23. Hopefully, Florida drops on Friday's report because they currently represent 11.66% of the US cases.
You have to do some math (divide by 7) but the CDC still seems to get daily data and report what seem to be accurate seven day cases per 100k. Go to https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days and then click the "+" sign to expand the data table.

I don't really think the numbers matter anymore. Unless a variant appears for which the vaccines are significantly less effective there is no longer a public health crisis that needs to be managed. Anybody who wishes to be protected against serious illness has ample opportunity to get vaccinated and protect themselves (with the rare exception of people who can't be vaccinated due to medical reasons or for whom the vaccines don't work as well).

Since the vaccination rate is clearly not going to get over 65-70% of the population anytime in the foreseeable future (even CA is only at 59%), the best way to eradicate COVID might be to let the Delta variant rip through the unvaccinated population as quickly as possible to add to the immune population and reach the herd immunity threshold.
 

ImperfectPixie

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You have to do some math (divide by 7) but the CDC still seems to get daily data and report what seem to be accurate seven day cases per 100k. Go to https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days and then click the "+" sign to expand the data table.

I don't really think the numbers matter anymore. Unless a variant appears for which the vaccines are significantly less effective there is no longer a public health crisis that needs to be managed. Anybody who wishes to be protected against serious illness has ample opportunity to get vaccinated and protect themselves (with the rare exception of people who can't be vaccinated due to medical reasons or for whom the vaccines don't work as well).

Since the vaccination rate is clearly not going to get over 65-70% of the population anytime in the foreseeable future (even CA is only at 59%), the best way to eradicate COVID might be to let the Delta variant rip through the unvaccinated population as quickly as possible to add to the immune population and reach the herd immunity threshold.
And give the virus ample opportunity to mutate even more.
 

Willmark

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Seems that people are forgetting there are a large? Unknown? number of people that had Covid and are now have immunity to it as well. Studies have recently shown it has the same effect as a vaccine.

Point being is that sole focus on vaccine numbers only only tells part of the story. In all likelihood the amount of people now inoculated against the virus is higher that the just the vaccine numbers.

There are recent numerous articles talking about this. I’m not linking to any of them however as it’s a largely fruitless endeavor with dismissing links (as I’ve learned on this site) if one doesn’t like the source.

As I’m all things YMMV as to whether you like the idea or not but it is an actual thing.
 

seascape

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You have to do some math (divide by 7) but the CDC still seems to get daily data and report what seem to be accurate seven day cases per 100k. Go to https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days and then click the "+" sign to expand the data table.

I don't really think the numbers matter anymore. Unless a variant appears for which the vaccines are significantly less effective there is no longer a public health crisis that needs to be managed. Anybody who wishes to be protected against serious illness has ample opportunity to get vaccinated and protect themselves (with the rare exception of people who can't be vaccinated due to medical reasons or for whom the vaccines don't work as well).

Since the vaccination rate is clearly not going to get over 65-70% of the population anytime in the foreseeable future (even CA is only at 59%), the best way to eradicate COVID might be to let the Delta variant rip through the unvaccinated population as quickly as possible to add to the immune population and reach the herd immunity threshold.
The problem is the number stays the same for 7 days. While I agree a one day number means little and a 7 day average is better. it does little to show a trend. A moving 7 day average is the best way to know how things are going and to make matters worse there is no uniformity between the states on what day or days to report.

As for what I am looking for is when will the US get to 3 cases per 100,000 and then 2 and finally 1. We are making progress as the northeast is now one of the lowest areas in the US.
 

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