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Susan1

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@maureenfarone and @Susan1 that must be very frustrating. Ontario has a much higher vaccine rate (82.3% of age 12+) than Ohio. It is unbelievable that people can’t put two and two together and realize that vaccines plus masking plus social distance is the way to fight this disease. We have our anti-maskers/vaccinators here too and it is so annoying

Actually Gov. DeWine was really good at the start of things (early 2020) with closing schools and prioritizing health care workers, first responders, older people in congregate settings with vaccinations. Many businesses were closed, masks required in those that were open plus social distancing. Things started opening up and the mandates went away.
Yeah, back then he got death threats and people picketing his house (So did our Health Director. She resigned.) and demonstrators banging on the statehouse windows during a live briefing on t.v. And he's a republican who voted for trump. Mind boggling
 

mackiecat

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The Resturant industry here is really upset because capacity restrictions were lifted for other types of businesses but not theirs. They had a meeting with a government minister who did not show up which also isn’t sitting well. We’ll see what happens.
the difference is that in restaurant, people are allowed to be unmasked, in theatre and live events they are not ( except briefly to take a drink). It’s the unmasked time that makes the difference.

the other difference is that typically there volume of the two types of sites would be much difference. Think of the amount of air circulating in an area stadium the Ceiling is much higher than that of a restaurant
 

Susan1

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The postponed KISS concert has been rescheduled (indoors) for October 19, now that the two members are over their c.v.
 

MacMadame

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It touches on a number of issues the most serious of which seems to be the treatment of cruise ship workers during the *********, and in general.
After reading about how cruise ship workers are treated, I won't go on a cruise anymore. And that was pre-CV.

Authorities in Vietnam killed 12 family dogs over CV fears.
That's crazy. We know that cats can get CV but dogs don't. (There was some early news that they were testing positive but they had no symptoms and scientists figured out they were getting vir*us in their noses but not actually catching the disease.)

the difference is that in restaurant, people are allowed to be unmasked, in theatre and live events they are not ( except briefly to take a drink). It’s the unmasked time that makes the difference.
Except as has been noted elsewhere, pretty much no one is wearing a mask in a movie theater. (Don't know about live theater)
 

Susan1

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Except as has been noted elsewhere, pretty much no one is wearing a mask in a movie theater. (Don't know about live theater)
Ohio -
"In accordance with the city of Dayton mask mandate, masks will continue to be required inside all Dayton Live venues for patrons 6 and over. Starting October 1, 2021, patrons 12 and over attending performances at Dayton Live venues will also be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative *********-19 test for entry. “Fully vaccinated” means that on the date of the performance, a guest has received their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least 14 days prior. Health and safety policies will continue to be regularly evaluated and adjusted based on community health data, and public health and government guidance."
Dayton Live is - the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, the Victoria Theatre, The Loft Theatre at the Metropolitan Arts Center, and the PNC Arts Annex.

Performing arts organizations across Columbus will soon require all eligible visitors, staff and volunteers to show proof they have been vaccinated for *********-19.
Broadway Columbus, the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, Opera Columbus and the Columbus Children’s Theatre are just some of the organizations implementing the requirement, according to a release.

It will apply to locations like the Ohio Theatre and Shadowbox Live, among other venues.
Beginning Oct. 8, anyone entering their facilities must provide proof of vaccination or a negative *********-19 test in order to attend indoor events and performances.
The rule applies to everyone ages 12 and up who is eligible. Additionally, everyone who enters facilities will be required to wear masks, according to the release."

"Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine announced Aug. 16 that it would require all patrons, staff members, contractors and volunteers to wear masks indoors. The policy is effective immediately and applies regardless of vaccination status.

Audience members for upcoming productions at the following venues will need to wear masks as well as bring proof of a ********* vaccine or a negative ********* test, plus a photo ID:
  • Cincinnati Arts Association venues;
  • the Cincinnati Ballet
  • the Cincinnati Opera
  • the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  • the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
  • the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops
  • Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
  • Know Theatre of Cincinnati
Outside - "In October, MEMI’s venues — including Riverbend Music Center, PNC Pavilion, Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center, ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park and Taft Theatre — will require concertgoers to show their original *********-19 vaccination card, a printed copy, or proof of a negative *********-19 test no more than 48 hours prior to the show. "
 

MacMadame

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Yes, but is it enforced? I mean on paper movie theaters are requiring masks too. But no one is wearing them in the actual theater especially once the lights go down.
 

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Unfortunately the risk of losing any staff to our health care system was too great and Quebec had to postpone the planned deadline for mandatory vaccination of heath care workers to next month. (But in all likelihood the situation won’t be different come November).

I understand there was no choice and being vaccinated myself, would rather risk exposure than not get emergency care. Still it’s very disappointing and frustrating. And sure doesn’t speak well of the robustness of our system which had too many longstanding issues before *********. 96% of workers have had at least one shot so we’re not talking a huge percentage loss.
 

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Sounds like the Ontario government plans on exiting stage 3 sooner than expected. I guess the pressure campaign worked.

https://tinyurl.com/msakhtcb
Any idea how we are getting these QR code's? I would like to see the vaccine passports continue. I'd be ok with max in restaurants but not without having the passports at least in my city. Not that I eat out a lot.
 

Judy

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Not sure if this has been posted before, but this documentary recaps the events on board the Diamond Princess. It touches on a number of issues the most serious of which seems to be the treatment of cruise ship workers during the *********, and in general. It's an issue that seems to have fallen of the radar, but now that the cruise industry is restarting it really deserves more attention.

That would have been brutal. Workers on cruise ships can work much longer hours than that but really brutal.
 

mackiecat

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Except as has been noted elsewhere, pretty much no one is wearing a mask in a movie theater. (Don't know about live theater)
In Ontario Canada? Guess I have been with groups of much more compliant people. Everyone was wearing a mask unless to take a sip of water
 

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Here's an interesting article (a not-yet-peer-reviewed preprint) about the positive impact of flu vaccination on ********* infection rates. It also seems the flu vaccine tends to reduce the body's inflammatory response in people with *********-19 and the severity of tissue damage.

https://tinyurl.com/58nwxz6v
 

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Applications to nursing schools are going up but many problems remain.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the *********-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge...

Nationally, enrollment in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral nursing programs increased 5.6% in 2020 from the year before to just over 250,000 students, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing...

The higher enrollment could help ease a nursing shortage that existed even before *********-19. But it has brought its own problems: The increase, combined with the departure of too many experienced nurses whose job is to help train students, has left many nursing programs without the ability to expand.


 

Dobre

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Per Bloomberg, Maryland & New Hampshire have now given enough doses to cover 70% of the total population.

Arizona has now given enough doses to cover 60% of the total population.
 

Buzz

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Any idea how we are getting these QR code's? I would like to see the vaccine passports continue. I'd be ok with max in restaurants but not without having the passports at least in my city. Not that I eat out a lot.
None what so ever. Not sure why they rolled out the app without the QR codes.
 

Theatregirl1122

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The FDA has approved booster shot for Moderna. The vote was 19-0.

Next in line J&J vaccine waiting for approval.

Just for clarity, this is a recommendation, not the final approval. After this committee recommendation, the final EUA has to be approved and then it has to go to the CDC and CDC director for the exact recommendations on who gets it.

The FDA seems not very gung-ho about the half dose Moderna boosters despite the vote.

 

Dobre

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I'm glad they've approved it. Rural counties are mostly Moderna. The rural Pacific Northwest has most of the high per-capita case numbers here (essentially all of Oregon east of the Cascade Mountains is in "red"). The last thing we need is for the 40 some percent of the people who are vaccinated in those counties to start getting seriously ill. These are places with high community spread and where the 100 employee vaccination mandate will have the least effect because most businesses here don't have that many employees.
 
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