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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from Mrs. Thomas in Vaccine optimism....maybe.....if youre into that kind of thing   
    The only constants in this thing is that with every person, there is a differing opinion with everyone else. With every trusted (I don't trust any of them) news source saying one thing, there is another saying something different. The government is more interested in covering it's back side while it tries look like it's acting in the public interest. With every person who wants a vaccine, there is another who doesn't. To me, it boils down to "authorities" who keep changing the story trying to micromanage the outcome instead of letting the miracle of human biology take care of the issue. Living a healthy lifestyle is excoriated amidst a preference for pharmaceuticals and fast food. So, to me, again, it comes to this...if there is someone who takes assurance in the vaccine they have taken, why would they be worried about someone who hasn't? From the beginning, I have been more worried about the response than the virus itself.
    I recall the scare videos from China late last Fall, and images of people in Wuhan who were yelling from their locked down apartments that it was all fake (at least that was what was translated in the videos I saw), and the images of people in hazmat suits fogging the streets with some virus killing fog.
    So, my conclusion mirrors what Keanu Reeves said about the movie, The Matrix. He said it was a documentary.
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    DunkelBierJay reacted to Ampurp85 in Vaccine optimism....maybe.....if youre into that kind of thing   
    I will tell you my reason I agree to that specific date of vaccine distribution.......COVID is no longer just a airborne virus, it is a political ploy. Just like the idea of cruising so "soon." People have turned it into something to prove their agenda.
    Nonetheless, I welcome a vaccine, even if it only works for a third of the population, it would be a deterrent to infections. I just don't think it will be properly ready though before 2021. Also how many people would actually get the vaccine?
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    DunkelBierJay reacted to Ogilthorpe in Vaccine optimism....maybe.....if youre into that kind of thing   
    1. I have never posted a political view on this forum,  @Matt has a rule about that and I believe it should be followed.
    2. My comment wasn't politically motivated, it was a commentary on the influences of flawed bureaucracy that keeps us from cruising. A system that is an equal opportunity offender, it effects all sides.
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from Big Tule in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    Wellllll, THAT subject was clickbaitey
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from PRebecca in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    Wellllll, THAT subject was clickbaitey
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from cruisellama in CDC -- Petition Link to White House   
    For what it's worth, I found this petition on a group I follow...it was started earlier this evening and has a long way to go. If you are inclined, please sign and share.
     
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/cdc-going-destroy-cruise-industry?fbclid=IwAR2TguDcOHEQNgbnWmRPs_fW4TdDaLF1kaV4rp_3BdoAIKjgJm_5oOzc48w
     
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Sovereign and Monarch coming back?   
    Emma Cruises reported that the ships were leased by Pullmantur, and was not clear as to the ownership. I wonder if Royal was the lessor and all they need to do is convert them to a Royal model. I hope they come to North America, because I would love to sail on them.
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from Galveston Steve in CDC -- Petition Link to White House   
    For what it's worth, I found this petition on a group I follow...it was started earlier this evening and has a long way to go. If you are inclined, please sign and share.
     
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/cdc-going-destroy-cruise-industry?fbclid=IwAR2TguDcOHEQNgbnWmRPs_fW4TdDaLF1kaV4rp_3BdoAIKjgJm_5oOzc48w
     
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from Baked Alaska in CDC -- Petition Link to White House   
    For what it's worth, I found this petition on a group I follow...it was started earlier this evening and has a long way to go. If you are inclined, please sign and share.
     
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/cdc-going-destroy-cruise-industry?fbclid=IwAR2TguDcOHEQNgbnWmRPs_fW4TdDaLF1kaV4rp_3BdoAIKjgJm_5oOzc48w
     
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from sryan in CDC -- Petition Link to White House   
    For what it's worth, I found this petition on a group I follow...it was started earlier this evening and has a long way to go. If you are inclined, please sign and share.
     
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/cdc-going-destroy-cruise-industry?fbclid=IwAR2TguDcOHEQNgbnWmRPs_fW4TdDaLF1kaV4rp_3BdoAIKjgJm_5oOzc48w
     
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from FManke in CDC -- Petition Link to White House   
    For what it's worth, I found this petition on a group I follow...it was started earlier this evening and has a long way to go. If you are inclined, please sign and share.
     
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/cdc-going-destroy-cruise-industry?fbclid=IwAR2TguDcOHEQNgbnWmRPs_fW4TdDaLF1kaV4rp_3BdoAIKjgJm_5oOzc48w
     
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from ehw51 in CDC -- Petition Link to White House   
    For what it's worth, I found this petition on a group I follow...it was started earlier this evening and has a long way to go. If you are inclined, please sign and share.
     
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/cdc-going-destroy-cruise-industry?fbclid=IwAR2TguDcOHEQNgbnWmRPs_fW4TdDaLF1kaV4rp_3BdoAIKjgJm_5oOzc48w
     
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    DunkelBierJay reacted to twangster in CDC -- Petition Link to White House   
    I like the idea although I think the petition could have been written better. 
    At the moment I think the CDC is doing the right thing but I do think they'll remain too restrictive longer than they'll need to and that is when they'll do irreparable harm to the cruise industry.  
    If this petition is successful it will take months for the process to work and any, if any, outcome to begin.  Any attention or awareness to the issue at the federal level is a good thing.  
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from Neesa in CDC -- Petition Link to White House   
    For what it's worth, I found this petition on a group I follow...it was started earlier this evening and has a long way to go. If you are inclined, please sign and share.
     
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/cdc-going-destroy-cruise-industry?fbclid=IwAR2TguDcOHEQNgbnWmRPs_fW4TdDaLF1kaV4rp_3BdoAIKjgJm_5oOzc48w
     
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from FoxboroCruiser in CDC -- Petition Link to White House   
    For what it's worth, I found this petition on a group I follow...it was started earlier this evening and has a long way to go. If you are inclined, please sign and share.
     
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/cdc-going-destroy-cruise-industry?fbclid=IwAR2TguDcOHEQNgbnWmRPs_fW4TdDaLF1kaV4rp_3BdoAIKjgJm_5oOzc48w
     
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    Wellllll, THAT subject was clickbaitey
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from Hagar in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    Wellllll, THAT subject was clickbaitey
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from SteveinSC in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    Wellllll, THAT subject was clickbaitey
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from sk8erguy1978 in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    Wellllll, THAT subject was clickbaitey
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    DunkelBierJay reacted to USCG Teacher in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    Okay, I'm just relieved that this is direction this thread is headed in...
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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from PattiHere in Oct 1st - Critical Date   
    Great post...^
    Here's my opinion laced rant....
    Everyone freaks out when the news reports infections, but never talk about the net effect in the same articles. The numbers I pulled this morning show the percentage of cases and deaths to population...I gather that there is more testing in the US than anywhere else....based on reports I've read (buried deep in main stream media, and easier to find with independent media)....numbers of cases are reported as being inflated for financial reasons such as if someone dies of a heart attack or accident and is infected, the death is attributed to COVID (who knows how accurate that it -- no one is trusting the experts anymore because of goal post moving, changing the story, and what appears to be outright guessing...everyone has seen the reports about nursing homes in certain states that are putting restrictions on people from Florida. They are focusing on cases and not mortality. Big difference.
    The second shows the European CDCs trend line for deaths. I wish it showed per capita...but, I suspect far, far more people have been infected and were never tested. There was the viral video of the two California doctors who postulated that 70-80 million people could have had it based on what they were seeing in their clinic as opposed to the medical statisticians who always get quoted with scare numbers and ended up being wrong with their mitigation numbers by several times. I think they  were talking about 500,000 deaths in the beginning...and the numbers that are getting reported are a fraction of it.
    not to minimize anyone's direct negative experiences with this, but the numbers don't justify the response, in my opinion.
    How many people remember the beginning when people were saying they feared the response more than the disease? I certainly did. That seems to be bearing fruit. Call me whatever you like, but something is going on with how power in the US is exerted on the people and on companies such as Royal. Something needs to happen.
    Sorry, like everyone else, I am fed up with this...we have done our part, and no one is listening except the choir.

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    DunkelBierJay got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Oct 1st - Critical Date   
    Great post...^
    Here's my opinion laced rant....
    Everyone freaks out when the news reports infections, but never talk about the net effect in the same articles. The numbers I pulled this morning show the percentage of cases and deaths to population...I gather that there is more testing in the US than anywhere else....based on reports I've read (buried deep in main stream media, and easier to find with independent media)....numbers of cases are reported as being inflated for financial reasons such as if someone dies of a heart attack or accident and is infected, the death is attributed to COVID (who knows how accurate that it -- no one is trusting the experts anymore because of goal post moving, changing the story, and what appears to be outright guessing...everyone has seen the reports about nursing homes in certain states that are putting restrictions on people from Florida. They are focusing on cases and not mortality. Big difference.
    The second shows the European CDCs trend line for deaths. I wish it showed per capita...but, I suspect far, far more people have been infected and were never tested. There was the viral video of the two California doctors who postulated that 70-80 million people could have had it based on what they were seeing in their clinic as opposed to the medical statisticians who always get quoted with scare numbers and ended up being wrong with their mitigation numbers by several times. I think they  were talking about 500,000 deaths in the beginning...and the numbers that are getting reported are a fraction of it.
    not to minimize anyone's direct negative experiences with this, but the numbers don't justify the response, in my opinion.
    How many people remember the beginning when people were saying they feared the response more than the disease? I certainly did. That seems to be bearing fruit. Call me whatever you like, but something is going on with how power in the US is exerted on the people and on companies such as Royal. Something needs to happen.
    Sorry, like everyone else, I am fed up with this...we have done our part, and no one is listening except the choir.

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    DunkelBierJay reacted to Jill in Oct 1st - Critical Date   
    Even though Florida is spiking, it’s the 20-30 age group seeing the most cases. ICU Hospitalizations in my area (Jacksonville) are at a whooping 14. Roughly 35% of cases are asymptomatic. Big spikes in agricultural areas. 
     
    The media wants you to believe the narrative that we are all hooked up to ventilators and dying in Florida. That is simply not the case. You have to dig into the numbers to see what’s going on. Our deaths continue to decline. 
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    DunkelBierJay reacted to SpeedNoodles in Something to Think About   
    Don gets things wrong on a fairly regular basis.  He seems nice, but I don't find his content valuable.
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    DunkelBierJay reacted to jaredhamburg in Something to Think About   
    The apparent radio silence on guidance from the CDC is what bugs me.....
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