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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Today, 09:58 AM
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80 year old South Carolinian man dies after being...

80 year old South Carolinian man dies after being fully vaccinated.

Suspicion is that he got infected in the office of a client he may have been visiting.

He was infected with the CA variant...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-14-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,069
Posted By explanade
In early March, the governor allowed 50% capacity...

In early March, the governor allowed 50% capacity for indoor dining.

But the word was, people were ignoring any kind of constraints long before.

So there are outbreaks at restaurants. I read...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-14-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,069
Posted By explanade
Interesting thing is that Ontario is just across...

Interesting thing is that Ontario is just across the border from MI, which is having a big surge now.

They're not suppose to be crossing the border on either side.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-14-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,146
Views: 147,075
Posted By explanade
Well earlier this year there was a report that...

Well earlier this year there was a report that the cocktails havenít been used routinely.

By the time people have symptoms arenít they advised donít come to hospital unless symptoms like fever...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-14-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 269,636
Posted By explanade
How do you get NHS benefits? Did you acquire...

How do you get NHS benefits?

Did you acquire citizenship or something like permanent residency?

But it sounds like you have to spend a lot for your own insurance.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-13-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3,146
Views: 147,075
Posted By explanade
Problem is the antibody cocktails are most...

Problem is the antibody cocktails are most effective early in the infection but you have to be in hospital to get it.

By the time you get bad enough to get hospitalized, the window may have...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-13-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 27,018
Posted By explanade
They're trying to get kids vaccinated. Pfizer...

They're trying to get kids vaccinated. Pfizer has applied for EUA on 12-16 year olds.

Other vaccines will probably follow suit.

I'm sure the goal is to vaccinate the kids before the fall...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-13-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 27,018
Posted By explanade
After my second shot and two weeks, I'll be...

After my second shot and two weeks, I'll be looking first at getting a hair cut, getting my teeth cleaned and checked and maybe an orthopedist.

Been well over 1 year for all those things.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-13-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 27,018
Posted By explanade
Some people get vaccinated to protect themselves...

Some people get vaccinated to protect themselves and others, reduce risk of severe illness or worse.

They don't do so to get rewarded with return to normal life necessarily.

Or return to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-13-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 269,636
Posted By explanade
Another article on retiring abroad. Brief...

Another article on retiring abroad. Brief summaries of various topics but it has a lot of links, not all of which I've tracked down.

It did have this section that perked my interest:


...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-13-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 27,018
Posted By explanade
Can they reschedule like 2 weeks out? You...

Can they reschedule like 2 weeks out?

You are suppose to get some protection after one dose but around 3-4 weeks after that first shot.

Ideally all adults would be fully vaccinated and at least...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-12-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,146
Views: 147,075
Posted By explanade
So 1% of 2.5 million would be 25,000. .1%...

So 1% of 2.5 million would be 25,000.

.1% would be 2500.

So they're about .025%?
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-12-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,220
Posted By explanade
That link looks like some credit reporting for...

That link looks like some credit reporting for business owners?

So you can get a report of your own business or can you get reports on any business?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-12-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,902
Posted By explanade
Called Covered CA this morning. First person...

Called Covered CA this morning.

First person I spoke to, while I was waiting, I tried the calculator again and it said I am NOT likely to be eligible for subsidies.

Turns out I left the age at...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-12-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,220
Posted By explanade
I thought some facilities, you're actually buying...

I thought some facilities, you're actually buying an apt or condo and your heirs will have to sell it, either back to the facility operators or to other occupants of the facility?
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-11-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,146
Views: 147,075
Posted By explanade
Well they're close to injecting almost 200...

Well they're close to injecting almost 200 million Americans.

Full FDA approval is inevitable.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-11-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,146
Views: 147,075
Posted By explanade
One report came out said almost 40% of Marines...

One report came out said almost 40% of Marines declined vaccination.

Vets often say that they were ordered to get vaccinated back in the day.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-11-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,220
Posted By explanade
How does the deposit work, they don't draw the...

How does the deposit work, they don't draw the monthly and other costs from it so it's there in case you're unable to pay the monthly and other ongoing costs?


I wonder if the pandemic has...
Forum: Travel Information 04-10-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 24,180
Posted By explanade
Actually there are criticisms about the vaccine...

Actually there are criticisms about the vaccine rollout in Italy.

There is a higher percentage of people in their 20s and 30s vaccinated than people on their 70s. The regional govts allowed a lot...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-10-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,902
Posted By explanade
Well I've never gotten ACA subsidies so any...

Well I've never gotten ACA subsidies so any subsidy would be a new thing.

I just paid the May premium so if they're doing it automatically, then my insurer didn't get the memo.

Yeah my Covered...
Forum: Travel Information 04-10-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 24,180
Posted By explanade
Greece is prioritizing vaccinated the entire...

Greece is prioritizing vaccinated the entire populations of many of its islands since they're crucial to tourism for them.

Italy is doing it to some of their islands like Capri and Ischia but that...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-10-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,902
Posted By explanade
I just went through the premiums subsidy...

I just went through the premiums subsidy calculator on the Covered CA website.

But I don't see a way to apply for the subsidy?

Would it be automatic?
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-10-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,220
Posted By explanade
Has the pandemic changed anyone's calculus on say...

Has the pandemic changed anyone's calculus on say when to take SS or even your spending rate overall?

Crazy thing about the pandemic is that we had a huge rise in markets.

But yeah, there is...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-10-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,220
Posted By explanade
New camera gear every year! Sell or donate...

New camera gear every year!

Sell or donate your old gear!

Actually, I have a perfectly fine D750 collecting dust since I got a Z7 a couple of years ago.

I haven't been able to use my camera...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-09-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 52,944
Posted By explanade
Are you sure? I saw that the national parks...

Are you sure?

I saw that the national parks are going to require reservations again this year and they're filling up fast if not done.

I don't know why people couldn't RV this year. Unless you...
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