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Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

DancingDavidE
Top Contributor

@gsking wrote:

Masks all the time?   No way.   Never get the flu shot, never get the flu.   Now because some people have weak immune systems, I have to wear a mask on a plane, en perpetuity?   No thanks. 

 

Perhaps the reason for all the weak immune systems are people being too averse to germs.

 

 


I grew up on a farm so I have been exposed to all kinds of things and unfortunately that doesn't result in a strong immune system. I wish I was like that, but having gotten the flu one or two times per year even after getting vaccine for it I realize there are many people that just aren't as hearty. 

 

This year - no flu. There's no doubt in my mind and from my experience that the distancing and masking works, it's cut the flu totally out this year. 

 

I may wear a mask from now on riding public transportation like the el.

 

Home airport MDW, frequent visitor to MCO to see the mouse.

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

dfwskier
Top Contributor

@DancingDavidE wrote:

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I may wear a mask from now on riding public transportation like the el.

 


Not much need on the L at the moment. I took the orange line to MDW yesterday  at noon.

6 people were on the train. I was the only one that continued into the airport.

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

I've never found the Orange Line particularly busy. The Red Line however...

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Red line from Loyola to Roosevelt wasn't much busier.

 

No train has been full since probably the first week of March 2020. I remember doing the red line to the orange line on March 17, 2020 and both were shockingly empty. Got to MDW and found it shuttered because a controller caught the bug and the tower and airport  had shut down. So back to Loyola I went.

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

gsking
Rising Star

@DancingDavidE wrote:

@gsking wrote:

Masks all the time?   No way.   Never get the flu shot, never get the flu.   Now because some people have weak immune systems, I have to wear a mask on a plane, en perpetuity?   No thanks. 

 

Perhaps the reason for all the weak immune systems are people being too averse to germs.

 

 


I grew up on a farm so I have been exposed to all kinds of things and unfortunately that doesn't result in a strong immune system. I wish I was like that, but having gotten the flu one or two times per year even after getting vaccine for it I realize there are many people that just aren't as hearty. 

 

This year - no flu. There's no doubt in my mind and from my experience that the distancing and masking works, it's cut the flu totally out this year. 

 

I may wear a mask from now on riding public transportation like the el.

 


I hear you.   That makes sense,  but it does seem a bit excessive for many of us,  especially considering that airlines seem to not spread Covid.   Is this due only to masks, or the high flow environment making it "safer" than the El with a mask?  

 

And do we all need to wear a mask?   What if the plane is empty?   Who am I protecting, or being protected from? 

 

The difference here was masks were intended to protect others from asymptomatic wearers.   If I don't have the flu,  why would I wear a mask to protect others?   Or are you assuming that (for the flu), the mask protects the wearer?  Then feel free to wear one.   

 

Perhaps the back of the plane will be the new "maskless" section,  like the smoking section used to be.   I'll happily go back there.   Then only the front of the plane would have people getting nagged for taking their mask off too long to drink.    

 

 

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

jksobonya
Rising Star

@gsking wrote:

Perhaps the back of the plane will be the new "maskless" section,  like the smoking section used to be.   I'll happily go back there.   Then only the front of the plane would have people getting nagged for taking their mask off too long to drink.    

 


Ha! Can you even imagine if something like this were to happen. The vaccine passports scare me enough, though. Any time you start going down a path of segregation, no matter the reason(s), you should be concerned.

 

I'm a member of a cruise forum - I went on a cruise last year just before you-know-what hit the fan - and I debated going on the same cruise again this year which is currently set to sail in November (pushed back from January). Norwegian just made the decision that all crew and passengers must be vaccinated in order to sail, and people are proudly posting that they are vaccinated or will be soon and "can't wait" to cruise with "other vaccinated people." 

 

... these reactions are just plain scary to me. People are already getting the idea that vaccinated people are somehow "safer" to be around than non-vaccinated people, and to me that's wrong. Two years ago we wouldn't have given two **** about who was vaccinated with what. And the irony about cruising is that it's inevitable that some people get sick on the boat no matter what, with general sea sickness or some call it "boat crud" 😁  And honestly, to me that is worse than what COVID-19 will do to you, but there's no vaccine or mass hysteria over that ... there is dramamine, though 😉

 

--Jessica

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

vat426
New Arrival

Vaccine - free, yes; safe, not sure about that. This vaccine is not supposed to be completed until at least 2023. Approved for emergency use is not the same. if I don't have covid, why would others care? If I do, others wouldn't see me around. Vaxxing for others to feel good isn't the reason I do it. If I don't feel good doing it, why do it?

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

Jeffsutt76
New Arrival

If you would be happy to wear a mask forever, please do so.

But trying to mandate silly and utter useless things like that on the other 99 percent of us isn’t going to happen.

 

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

cbo014
New Arrival

Of course it was because they stopped testing for the flu. You can't report something if you don't test for it and for the past year almost NO flu tests have been done in the facilities that I code for. Test for Covid, if it's negative, oh well, just go home and rest. Wear your mask, take your vaccine (and still get Covid). I'll pass on both

Re: PLEASE NO VACCINE REQUIREMENT

BoSu
New Arrival

In most states vaccine is available on demand today, so it likely that this excuse is no longer valid. Next excuse? 

COVID is rapidly mutating into other variations, one which will eventually not be affected by the existing vaccines. Your refusal to protect yourself adds on more person to a still too large a fraction of the population that are susceptible to infection and maintaining a live population of the virus. The requirement that you, a frequent flyer, is required to be vaccinated to fly will likely force you to be vaccinated. That is a positive, and a strong reason for such a requirement.  You are a poster child for such a requirement.