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Old 10-15-2020, 05:31 PM   #1
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PM Trudeau states the US does not have the Covid enough under control.

Wondering the impact on the snowbirds and their RV's at this point.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/trudea...-under-control
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The article states that Canada is going thru a second wave of infections as well.

More testing=more cases reported..... Simple math.
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Yep, going to be a long cold winter.
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The article states that Canada is going thru a second wave of infections as well.

More testing=more cases reported..... Simple math.
The important number, is the % of test being positive .
You can test all you want , if the % of tests that come back positive is between 1.& 1.5 % your doing well ; when the % of tests being positive rate jumps to 10% well you've got issues. One area in a Canadian major city came in at 18%.

Three Canadian provinces have an infection rate, that's being described as the beginning of the second wave.
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Regardless of how you want to parse things, infection rates are going up again. Wisconsin, where I live, is now at about 20% positive testing rate. We can do better, and we need to.
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The problem with using % positive is that it only works if you maintain a consistent criteria for who should get tested. It is only logical that you will get a higher % positive rate when only testing symptomatic people vs when you are testing anyone suspected of being exposed.
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One Positive thru all this .. Is that We Americans may be able to find more available camping facilities during the winter months, In areas that formerly were booked solid months/years in advance..
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PM Trudeau states the US does not have the Covid enough under control.

Wondering the impact on the snowbirds and their RV's at this point.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/trudea...-under-control
The impact is more older Canadians are going to die.

Controlling a virus is like controlling the weather. You can not control it but you can manage it.

Hot and cold weather is a know public health issue especially for the elderly.

I prefer a lawn chair on the sand of the GOM to cabin fever in a northern assisted living center. Healthier too.

Covid-19 is no longer new. Last March, Spanish flu was reason we had to flatten the curve. It is not the Spanish Flu, smallpox, or polio.

We now have enough data. There is not compelling reason to restrict how we travel.

I do not need or want some goverment official to protect me because I am old. Mostly because they are not very competent.

Last year I visited my son in DC and daughter NYC. Earlier this year I said I would not do it because of covid-19 risk. Changed my mind. Just visited them. We avoided high risk activity.

Next on my agenda is visiting BIL close to death with cancer and a cousin with kidney failure.

For those of us at high risk of dying, covid-19 does not change the risk. The death bed vigil is a sad part of life.

I have a theory why 71% of the 'covid-19' deaths in Arizona are over 65 years old. We do a great job of getting people to old age so they can retire in Arizona in the winter.

If you look at at less fortunate places where things like malaria are common statistics may tell a different story.
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PM Trudeau states the US does not have the Covid enough under control.

Wondering the impact on the snowbirds and their RV's at this point.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/trudea...-under-control
The snowbirds will be cold and grumpy and have to learn how to winterize their RVs. The camp spaces they use to occupy will be occupied by some of the new US RVers.
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I was talking with a RV park manager last night and she brought up an interesting point.....a lot of Canadians store their RV's here in the warm states and fly down for the 4 month warmup.

She mentioned that her reservations are a little less than last year, but is not worried about it. They will come.
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As a Texan not an issue for me. Feel sorry for Canadian snowbirds that are free to come down to US at there own cost. I do understand his concerns about returning travels since the death rate as a percent of infections is so high in Canada verses the US. When they get the medical practice for treating positive cases under control maybe things will open up. Safe travels

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Old 10-17-2020, 12:37 PM   #13
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One Positive thru all this .. Is that We Americans may be able to find more available camping facilities during the winter months, In areas that formerly were booked solid months/years in advance..


ya it will be, among other issues. no downside
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Another positive is that Canadians are stuck up there and can't come down to their MFG for warranty work. My MFG told me that they have openings coming up since the borders closed.
Downside is I could've gotten the work done in April but my appointment was cancelled from Covid. Had to put up with several issues for the whole camping season vs having them done.
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