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If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... #249756
03/11/2021 04:26 PM
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If SXM opened up like Texas and stopped mandatory testing, daily temperature checks and limited outdoor seating it would return to normal before all the other island destinations. It has been a year of lockdowns. No one needs to be told to spread out and wear masks. Wash your hands is something everyone should have been doing since childhood.
OPEN UP!

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Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: sxmmartini] #249757
03/11/2021 04:28 PM
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you're entitled to your opinion. I think is it 100% wrong though.


Carol Hill
Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: Carol_Hill] #249758
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I agree....using Texas is probably the worst reference that could have been picked. Baby steps.....but steps ARE needed. Ignorance doesn't make stuff go away

Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: sxmmartini] #249761
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No way would we going down that road that Texas took.

Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: sxmmartini] #249762
03/11/2021 05:57 PM
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It might be interesting to see some statistics comparing TX and SXM regarding death rate, infection rate etc. before SXM followed TX's path.

Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: boucharda] #249765
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Originally Posted by boucharda
I agree....using Texas is probably the worst reference that could have been picked. Baby steps.....but steps ARE needed. Ignorance doesn't make stuff go away


YES, Texas is the worst possible reference.

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Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: timnboston] #249766
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I did read today no test needed to enter Belize if you have been vaccinated. Must show vaccination card. Believe it was on a caribbean journey website.

Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: mort] #249767
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mort--are you fixing to go to Belize?? Never been there myself..


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Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: sxmmartini] #249772
03/11/2021 07:21 PM
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O my. Where do you come up with such ideas?

Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: sxmmartini] #249774
03/11/2021 07:34 PM
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Personal responsibility. What a novel idea!


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Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: GaKaye] #249778
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Originally Posted by GaKaye
Personal responsibility. What a novel idea!

I agree. No nanny state for me.


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Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: sxmmartini] #249779
03/11/2021 08:03 PM
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Can I glom on to that sentiment? We don’t seem to see a lot of people accepting personal responsibility these days.


Respectfully,

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Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: sxmmartini] #249785
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Today, I heard on evening news that total deaths were up 15% over a normal year..........been waiting for an "Excess death figure" to go with all these COVID death figures. I guess in simple math terms, 85% of those that died of covid would of died of something else.......sad to say.

I know, I know.............some perfectly good 60,70,80+folks whio eat right and so forth got hit by the COVID lightning frown

Overall in our state: 93% of covid deaths over 60 years old , 79% over 70 yo, 52% over 80 yo

This is a 60/70 and up killer.

7% of deaths under 59, 1% 40-49, less than 1% under 40

The under 40 crowd could have gone on living while those older than 40 taken varying degrees of caution up to and including total isolation.

The future (prediction)

Within a few months, the vast majority of USA and SXM vulnerable populations will have had the vaccine or chose not to get it (accept the risk).

SO, say by the 4th of July ( 4 months from now), -------- YES OPEN UP.

2021 HIGH SEASON SHOULD BE A GOOD ONE, FINGERS CROSSED

Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: PelicanPirate] #249787
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Taken directly from the CDC website

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Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: kim] #249797
03/12/2021 08:15 AM
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Yup...if you are under 50 and have no medical issues your reasonably good....I'm sure that describes most of us here.....maybe.......or not,

It WILL be interesting to see what the numbers are a couple of weeks after MLB opening day at Texas Stadium...with 49,000+ in attendance. Great herd test....

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Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: sxmmartini] #249810
03/12/2021 11:24 AM
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If St. Martin went down the Texas road, I would cancel our trip. But they won't, they are smarter than that. It may be time to close this thread down Carol! Figures don't lie, but liars figure.


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Re: If St.Maarten/ St. Martin would open up... [Re: sxmbeachlover] #249811
03/12/2021 11:30 AM
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OK, I'm not sure if you just called some of the people who responded on this thread liars, which is unacceptable, if so, but I agree it is time this thread is closed.


Carol Hill

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