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Cozumel COVID-19 updates

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by WetInPortland, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    And there's the rub, innit? Governments that cannot compel their citizens to do what is necessary to contain an epidemic have to depend on convincing them. Some governments in that position do not try very hard, so they get what they get.
     
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  2. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You can tell me that Italy and Sweden are opposites, but the curves look very similar and the rates are very similar and the results at this point are very similar except Sweden is not under restrictions.

    Edit: The people in Mexico are not so big on "please stay home". They would like something to eat.
     
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  3. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I met a Norwegian couple in Coz once. But never any Swedes. With the Canadians forced to stay home it is up to the good ol' USA. I bought my tickets for January 2 days ago.
     
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  4. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

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    It's a fascinating world we live in with all the cultural and economic differences.
     
  5. Kimela

    Kimela Manta Ray

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    So ... let's go, share our tourist dollars and wear our masks to protect them from us!

    It really is such a dilemma, isn't it? Don't go, and watch them suffer from lack of revenue? Go, and perhaps watch them suffer from exposure to more illness? Which is worse? (that's really intended as hyperbole and does not require a response). :wink:
     
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  6. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Talk to the ones in Quintana Roo that are not independently wealthy and I think you won't find much variation in opinion. It has passed lack of revenue and is into lack of food.
     
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  7. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    I suspect that the vast majority of those advocating for lockdowns and closings still have their normal income stream or close to it. Or perhaps a healthy savings to draw on. Even in the best of times, millions of people around the world engage in activities that put them at elevated risk of something in order to put food on the table.

    you think this guy would be scared of covid?
     
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  8. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm scared of it. My friends in Q. Roo are scared of it. But we have to make a living. We are more scared of being broke.
     
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  9. Mark IV

    Mark IV Barracuda

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    Exactly. Given that we still don't have a vaccine for the original sars virus from 20 years ago, or for the HIV virus from even earlier, all of which have had TONS of research devoted to them, at some point we may be forced to conclude that no vaccine or cure is coming, and that we just have to bite the bullet and allow the planet to get back to work, because this global shutdown bullspit will send the world's economy into an unrecoverable tailspin.
     
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  10. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I am glad that governments are spending massive amounts of money to promote vaccines. I'm hopeful they will come up with a working vaccine. If they do it will be the first successful human coronavirus vaccine. It may cause deaths, It may not last very long. If it does not produce long term immunity we will need 7 billion doses however many times per year the immunity runs out. I simply can't stop my life that long. It would destroy everything I have worked for since I was a young teen. Simple fact is the vast majority of people in this world cannot either. But it won't just destroy what they have worked for. It will starve them. If we knew that a vaccine was coming on a certain date and that it was going to work and not have terrible side effects we might spread enough wealth to get humanity through til then, at great cost. But we don't know for sure there will be a vaccine and certainly don't know when.
     
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