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Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

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Heppenheimer

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Just saw a headline on my local news channel that said it is estimated that 73% of Americans are believed to be immune to omicron now.
Didn't catch the details.
After reading the article, I would rephrase that as "estimated that 73% of Americans have some immunity" to the omicron variant. Actual levels of resistance to the virus vary substantially within that 73%.
 

Tom P.

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I am sure the Disney legal department has now taken note of the discrepancy you have pointed out and will correct it.
It is not a discrepancy. It is a deliberate difference in policy between the two parks. Those policies were carefully constructed before being released. Nothing was in them by accident or oversight.
 

Patcheslee

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Indiana DOH has dropped isolation standards for students and childcare settings.
The following will take effect Wednesday, Feb. 23:

  • Schools no longer will be required to conduct contact tracing or report positive cases to IDOH.
  • Schools no longer will need to quarantine students who are exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, regardless of vaccination status or whether the school requires masks.
  • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for five days and may return on Day 6 if they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication as long as symptoms are improving, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Individuals should wear a mask through Day 10 any time they are around others inside their homes or in public.
 

Incomudro

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What got me was when I was there, people would cough and pull their masks down to cough. That defeats the purpose!
Illustrates how silly some of the idea of mask wearing has always been.
Do we really expect people who cough, to expel it into their mask? Who is going to want that mask against their face?
There were a number of times when my nose ran (kind of prone to it in winter when I go from the cold outside to a warm building) and I had to wipe it.
What was I to do?
If my nose was running, I had to pull down the mask to wipe it.
Many times.
 

JoeCamel

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Illustrates how silly some of the idea of mask wearing has always been.
Do we really expect people who cough, to expel it into their mask? Who is going to want that mask against their face?
There were a number of times when my nose ran (kind of prone to it in winter when I go from the cold outside to a warm building) and I had to wipe it.
What was I to do?
If my nose was running, I had to pull down the mask to wipe it.
Many times.
Uhhh, take off the soiled mask and replace it with a spare?
 

correcaminos

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Uhhh, take off the soiled mask and replace it with a spare?
True. I always had extras. My nose runs when cold or massive weather changes (today 50s with storms and snow on the way). If my mask got bad, I'd swap it. But a little cough wouldn't be bad. My grandfather used to cough into a handkerchief and they can take some.

When a kid in the show had a bloody nose I went off to help her clean up and gave her one of my dozens of spares. My kid even has half a dozen in his backpack.
 

Vegas Disney Fan

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What got me was when I was there, people would cough and pull their masks down to cough. That defeats the purpose!
Depends on how you do it, if you pull it down and don’t cover your mouth it defeats the purpose, if you sneeze into your hand or arm it’s probably doing a much better job of preventing germs from spreading into the air than the average mask would have. I always cough and sneeze into my shoulder, keeps my hands free of germs.

I often work in a casino concert venue and it drove me crazy when people would pull down their mask to yell over the music, that’s one time it was really needed. More than once I’ve used hand sanitizer on my face after being covered in screaming spittle. That’s one thing I will miss about masks, that and decreasing the smell of cigarette smoke… that’s probably it though.
 
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