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What I am wondering about is all of our Canadian friends.


As it stands now, Canadians cannot get out of country medical insurance. Unless that changes, I doubt you will see many of us. We may have to get reacquainted with Canadian winters.


That is not the case. Medipac, for example, will still allow new travel coverage BUT will not cover Covid19 illness or illness/symptoms similiar to COVID.

This information is stated on their website.


Which would be enough to deter lots of snowbirds from travelling to countries or regions with high medical care costs. Eg, the USA. Southern Europe may benefit from this come fall 2020.

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Unless a miracle happens there will be no vaccine for the Corona Virus when it is time to head south for the winter. It seems to me that the same rules will apply as were in effect the latter part of this year's snowbird season; namely wearing masks and keeping your distance. Who needs that?
I should have posted that the rules will take some of the spontaneity away from the experience.
There has never been a vaccine for pass coronvirus' and some scientists question if there will be one for this most recent coronvirus.


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Me Again wrote:

Dick_B wrote:

Unless a miracle happens there will be no vaccine for the Corona Virus when it is time to head south for the winter. It seems to me that the same rules will apply as were in effect the latter part of this year's snowbird season; namely wearing masks and keeping your distance. Who needs that?
I should have posted that the rules will take some of the spontaneity away from the experience.
There has never been a vaccine for pass coronvirus' and some scientists question if there will be one for this most recent coronvirus.


Well, lets hope that doesn't happen. Because if it does, a virus that is as contagious and deadly as this one will make insurance companies like medipac very reluctant to issue travel insurance policies inclusive of Covid19. And without an insurance policy Canadian Snowbirders will be reluctant to return to the US. Our property in the US doesn't owe us anything after 18 years but we would definitely be selling it if we couldn't use it. No panic as we can rent it out until it sells but definitely something to think about.

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Reisender wrote:

Me Again wrote:

Dick_B wrote:

Unless a miracle happens there will be no vaccine for the Corona Virus when it is time to head south for the winter. It seems to me that the same rules will apply as were in effect the latter part of this year's snowbird season; namely wearing masks and keeping your distance. Who needs that?
I should have posted that the rules will take some of the spontaneity away from the experience.
There has never been a vaccine for pass coronvirus' and some scientists question if there will be one for this most recent coronvirus.


Well, lets hope that doesn't happen. Because if it does, a virus that is as contagious and deadly as this one will make insurance companies like medipac very reluctant to issue travel insurance policies inclusive of Covid19. And without an insurance policy Canadian Snowbirders will be reluctant to return to the US. Our property in the US doesn't owe us anything after 18 years but we would definitely be selling it if we couldn't use it. No panic as we can rent it out until it sells but definitely something to think about.


i think as time passes we'll see that CV19 isn't nearly as deady as we now think...at least to most age groups.


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rk911 wrote:

Reisender wrote:

Me Again wrote:

Dick_B wrote:

Unless a miracle happens there will be no vaccine for the Corona Virus when it is time to head south for the winter. It seems to me that the same rules will apply as were in effect the latter part of this year's snowbird season; namely wearing masks and keeping your distance. Who needs that?
I should have posted that the rules will take some of the spontaneity away from the experience.
There has never been a vaccine for pass coronvirus' and some scientists question if there will be one for this most recent coronvirus.


Well, lets hope that doesn't happen. Because if it does, a virus that is as contagious and deadly as this one will make insurance companies like medipac very reluctant to issue travel insurance policies inclusive of Covid19. And without an insurance policy Canadian Snowbirders will be reluctant to return to the US. Our property in the US doesn't owe us anything after 18 years but we would definitely be selling it if we couldn't use it. No panic as we can rent it out until it sells but definitely something to think about.


i think as time passes we'll see that CV19 isn't nearly as deady as we now think...at least to most age groups.


I tend to agree with that. Lets hope that the insurance companies see it that way. [emoticon]

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Me Again wrote:

Dick_B wrote:

Unless a miracle happens there will be no vaccine for the Corona Virus when it is time to head south for the winter. It seems to me that the same rules will apply as were in effect the latter part of this year's snowbird season; namely wearing masks and keeping your distance. Who needs that?
I should have posted that the rules will take some of the spontaneity away from the experience.
There has never been a vaccine for pass coronvirus' and some scientists question if there will be one for this most recent coronvirus.


Actually there are ones for both SARS and MERS. In both cases, they never got into production because those viruses turned out to be 1) hard to catch and 2) extremely lethal. And some researchers are trying to build upon that previous vaccine work and modify it for Clovid19.

We decided not to travel this summer so are just riding it out in our park model - might take the motorhome out for a couple of weeks, but otherwise we are just going to hang out in the park and take it one day at a time.

Also, hubby is recovering from quadruple bypass surgery (8 weeks post surgery now) and they are still trying to get the meds adjusted. We are use to it just being the two of us together, so this isn't a real hardship except no concerts to go to and we miss breakfasts out. But we won't be going to restaurants to dine-in (though we do takeout/delivery) until there is a vaccine.


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i think as time passes we'll see that CV19 isn't nearly as deady as we now think...at least to most age groups.


So 100-200K dead in a few weeks is just a blip for you? Clearly you don't have a medical condition that will be exacerbated. And when on is dead, they are dead.

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rk911 wrote:


i think as time passes we'll see that CV19 isn't nearly as deady as we now think...at least to most age groups.


90,000 families may disagree with your diagnosis. You are correct that parents and grandparents are the ones most vulnerable. And disposable??

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A little reading on vaccines. Not going to be easy.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-cond........n-depth/coronavirus-vaccine/art-20484859

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