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Cozumel COVID-19 updates

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

  1. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
    I also suspect there are a lot of people who think we just need to get through this year and next year things will get back to normal, even if a "new" normal.
  2. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    Captain obvious?
  3. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch ScubaBoard Supporter

    If it is so obvious, why do so many people suggest just shutting down till it is gone?
  4. Mike Walker

    Mike Walker Nassau Grouper

    I'm counting on timing. If I'm healthy getting on the plane (with a test in the days before if I can arrange it), it is lower probability to come down with significant symptoms within the 22 hours I need to get through to Mexico. Coming back, similar reasoning and it looks like if I delay a few days some short layover flights are resuming. The trip back will hopefully be a simple walk gate to gate.

    (I'll also duplicate here my mention in another thread that 'sevencorners' is offering insurance explicitly inclusive of COVID. I signed up, however, DYOR. I love that travel medical insurance quotes nearly double the moment one spends so much as 1 second in the US. Might as well get my money's worth.)

    I'm debating the overnight. I don't see anything that would actually require remaining in the terminal (entry by air is open CAN->US and US->MEX based on all the information I've seen... and with preclearance I doubt they are looking at anybody on landing...). I may stay inside depending on developments between now and then. More likely, the onsite Marriott is easy enough to access without too much exposure to the city. It's been quiet the few times I've stayed pre-COVID. I imagine it's a ghost town now.

    Due to my trip and overly complicated return from Egypt when this first went down it is also extremely likely that I've had it (asymptomatic) and it's looking reasonably probable that past infection is likely to provide some degree of resistance (yes, I've read both sides of this debate...). Combine that with my natural ability to avoid all human contact and I'm comfortable with my odds.

    It's just probabilities. They can be managed.
  5. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    You realize, of course, that every epidemic/pandemic is different both in epidemiology and response. What worked and the way things got after time in those instances won't necessarily or even probably turn out exactly the same this time.

    There's only three ways this can go. Good, bad, or mediocre. :D
  6. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto

    Any reason why you aren’t flying Toronto to Cancun direct? Just out of interest... or are you going to Cabo?
  7. Mark IV

    Mark IV Barracuda

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Georgia
    Of course i realize there are variables in every situation, my point was that it's entirely plausible that they never develop a safe, effective vaccine, and that we may have no alternative other than biting the proverbial bullet, and opening the world up again. The full-on global depression that is looming (in fact, is probably inevitable, even without this virus), could easily have effects that rival or exceed the calamitous effects of the virus. People seem highly reluctant to even consider the very plausible possibility that this ends badly, no matter what.
    Obviously, I hope not, but to steadfastly refuse to even consider the possibility, is naive in the extreme, yet that seems to be a very prevalent mindset.
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  8. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
    And if that happens, all this economic damage from lockdowns will have been for nothing.
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  9. morecowbells

    morecowbells Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: St. Louis burbs
    Everyday when I look at my local news there is always the headline "New Record with Covid Infections". The numbers continue to spike daily. However, I really am not paying attention to the actual numbers. I can practically drive for 5 minutes and get Covid tested at a dozen different places. Back in March and April it was nearly impossible to get tested unless you met numerous portions of the criteria. What I do pay attention to is the acuity/severity of infected patients. Last week my hsopital did have a slight bump up with Covid hospital admissions, but now they are back down. We currently have two Covid patients on ventilators versus thirty six in March. This can also be due to different treatment modalities. My personal belief is that the infections are becoming less severe. Houston? Who knows what is happening there.

    I am not afraid of getting infected in Cozumel. I have been on the frontlines since this monster started. I have antibodies(but in reality, who knows how long those will last?). My fear is getting infected going from point A to B(much higher risk areas than dining, diving and walking outside in Mexico)during journey to Cozumel; and getting sick in another country. I desperately need a vacation after my life has been turned upside down. I have a week off in October, hoping to be on the island then, too paranoid to actually purchase tix just yet.
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  10. Mike Walker

    Mike Walker Nassau Grouper

    At risk of the thread police derailing a perfectly good conversation: Cabo
    Though, 'simple' routes to Coz, Bonaire, etc. are all pretty much the same for me.
    Houston figures into just about any sane United itinerary going South from YYC...
    (along with the lovely 06:00 departure times that usually necessitates for same day connections)

    If one good thing has come form this mess it is that last minute and flexible travel is now much more viable.
    I'm only booking key pieces in advance - flights, hotels, etc. are all either refundable or easily bookable last minute it seems.
    There are certainly deals to be had.
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