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I like your response OPUS,...thoughtful good stuff..except your "feeling" about the percentages is just that...a feeling...I haven't got a clue how they're going to winnow that sample down...and whats the point anyway if you can't demonstrate and try out your safety procedures on anyone who wants to get onboard???...not just "cooperative, loyal types".. your categories are fine...except it isn't going to salvage anything for the cruise lines, ..just another dog n pony demo so they can try to start sailing again...they're desperate...there's no more $$ to borrow...want to buy a cruise line...cheap??? VERY cheap?? AND, fwiw, you just know that no matter how they manipulate the so-called "sample",, there's going to be an outbreak onboard..you can take THAT to the bank.....AND no matter how prepared they claim to be, or how efficiently they handle it, the negativity surrounding it will do more harm than good...so...get your vaccination eventually, and a "shot card" to prove it....the rest is eye candy....
AND btw, i've read that "doctors note"...any MD who signs off on that is nuts. They're being put in the position of trytng to predict the future....so your MD in a fit of charity, signs it so you can cruise,,you get the bug, its critical, you're never quite the same...or you die...and theyre you are (or your family is) waving that MD note around in a malpractice suit...looks like the cruise lines are doing what any good corporation does...shift the blame and protect themselves...
Well, I probably should have mentioned how I came to my estimates. Royal Caribbean has formed a Facebook group I mentioned in the first post. I based my estimate on this group, and those posting in it. I didnt just pull the numbers out of thin air.
Mr Bayley posted yesterday that over 100,000 people had applied. I'm not sure if that is 100,000 applications received, or if it is based on each applicant's application (ie: My cousin applied with 4 persons in a room, whereas I only applied for 2)
At this point, it is a waiting game, with both Pfizer and Moderna announcing vaccines in the 90-95% efficacy rate, with plans to apply for emergency approval by the end of the month. The end may be coming fast!