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  • Which are you guys using for the count of vaccines administered in the US? I’ve been using USAFACTS that appears on Facebook. I’ve no idea how accurate it is.

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    • NJ Governor Murphy announced that bars may reopen on Friday as long as there is social distancing or partitions between patrons.

      The Governor also announced that various other restrictions will be eased on May 19th. Notably, the 50% capacity limit for restaurants, gyms, etc. will be eliminated although social distancing will need to continue.

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      • Originally posted by Dave View Post
        Which are you guys using for the count of vaccines administered in the US? I’ve been using USAFACTS that appears on Facebook. I’ve no idea how accurate it is.
        https://ourworldindata.org/us-states-vaccinations

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        • New Zealand's travel bubble (no pre flight covid-19 test required) expands next week to the Cook Islands. The West Australia bubble suspension now re-opened.

          We are in negotiations now to expand our travel bubble to Singapore and Hong Kong.

          After that possibly Vietnam, Taiwan and China.

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          • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
            As of Saturday, the seven-day moving average of deaths in the US is 716, the lowest level since July 10.
            And yesterday the U.S. was #8 in deaths, the lowest it's been in a long, long time. Today looks good so far too. I think we're seeing what the U.K. saw after going all out with vaccines.

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            • It’s alarming to see the fall off in the number of daily vaccinations over the past few days.

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              • Easy hole to dig until you hit the rock. The only motivator will be businesses requesting proof of vaccination for admittance.

                Could we have a half-full OT if everyone who attended had to be vaccinated?

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                • Originally posted by booond View Post
                  Easy hole to dig until you hit the rock. The only motivator will be businesses requesting proof of vaccination for admittance.

                  Could we have a half-full OT if everyone who attended had to be vaccinated?
                  It just comes down to what direction the state is going. WA's governor was talking about making a shift in that direction, loosening restrictions for the vaccinated (for example, sitting closer together in church), but I have not seen details, it was just something he mentioned in a press conference last week.

                  There is a pretty big gap between the concept of that and actually implementing it. Vaccine cards can be faked, what do you do with children too young to be vaccinated, the inevitable protests, etc.

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                  • I agree that implementation is an issue but liquor stores carry it off. Fake cards are a problem but if this is a long haul issue then the state will create cards. Children will be allowed everywhere until there is a child's vaccine.

                    Protests? Who cares.

                    If I'm a business that depends on the public en masse I'm all for vaccine cards. Maybe have vaccine-free theaters. I'd feel better about airplane travel if everyone on the flight is vaccinated. The majority will eventually be vaccinated and it will become an economic issue for restaurants and bars and sporting events, especially indoor events. This is coming in the next 3-6 months.



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                    • Oh I made that post and then something was published! https://www.king5.com/mobile/article...f-859fe65e8aec

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                      • It's going to be interesting where this lands.

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                        • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
                          NJ Governor Murphy announced that bars may reopen on Friday as long as there is social distancing or partitions between patrons.

                          The Governor also announced that various other restrictions will be eased on May 19th. Notably, the 50% capacity limit for restaurants, gyms, etc. will be eliminated although social distancing will need to continue.
                          Murphy also announced that adults getting vaccines in May will be able to get a free beer at various micro-breweries around the state.

                          NY and Connecticut are also loosening restrictions on May 19th in a similar (but not identical) manner. The three governors issued a joint press release today.

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                          • https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/04/polit...nes/index.html
                            So, states that are needing more vaccine per week should start being able to get some extra.
                            Last edited by donley2; 05-04-2021, 09:38 PM.

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                            • Financial Times..

                              Covid second wave fears rise in Africa as inoculation programmes lose pace

                              Officials say India is ‘horrifying warning’ for region facing vaccine hesitancy and logistical issues

                              While India battles a catastrophic second wave of Covid-19, health officials in Africa are watching with alarm as their immunisation campaigns, heavily dependent on vaccine imports from the subcontinent, slow to a halt.

                              “Two months ago, India was doing a victory dance and handing vaccines around the world like candies,” said Dr Ayoade Alakija, co-chair of the Africa Vaccine Delivery Alliance, which is coordinating distribution. “They were saying how wonderfully they had done because of the immunity and the youth of their population.”

                              The crisis in India, where as many as 3,000 are dying daily, has provided proof, Alakija and others argued, of what could happen in Africa if vaccination drives are not stepped up and the virus is allowed to spread and mutate.

                              Africa and other under-vaccinated parts of the world urgently need to catch up, said Professor Trudie Lang, head of the Global Health Network at the University of Oxford. “India is a horrifying warning about the dangers of complacency,” she said.

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                              • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
                                New Zealand's travel bubble (no pre flight covid-19 test required) expands next week to the Cook Islands. The West Australia bubble suspension now re-opened.

                                We are in negotiations now to expand our travel bubble to Singapore and Hong Kong.

                                After that possibly Vietnam, Taiwan and China.
                                Have you heard anything yet about allowing vaccinated Americans in?

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