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Tequila

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Posted: 07/15/20 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I normally take my RV down to Melaque Mexico. I can maybe get across the northern border as I have a mexican resident card, they let people transit canada for Alaska, but it seems too risky. I booked a flight for november and will rent instead, but I may cancel. A winter in Canada beats 20 more in a grave.

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Just so everyone knows, a friend of mine died of covid on thursday. He got it while RVing. He ended up on a ventilator for 2 weeks, his wife just got sick. It is possible to get it RVing, and every time you are traveling you inevitably come in contact with strangers who may not even know they have it. His wife has no idea how he got it. Maybe getting groceries or filling with fuel. It just goes to show you cant be too careful. It is safer staying at home where you can restrict the number of others you come in contact with. Myself, I have just had a bucket of cold water poured over me. I am staying put until this recedes or there is a vaccine. Just to make it real here is a photo

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Tequila, very, very sorry for the loss of your friend. Covid-19 is so unpredictable, apparently very contagious, and, in far too many cases, too dangerous to not take seriously. Thank you for sharing your heartbreak. A word of reality helps us all proceed with the utmost awareness and caution.


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Sorry about your loss Tequila, folks need to take this serious, my brother lives in San Antonio, he works for the Toyota plant there, he contracted the virus at the supposed sanitized plant when the idiot politicians had to reopen the economy, he and 6 others contracted the virus at work, then my nephew and his wife also got the virus not from my brother but she caught it at work, she is a radiologist at Lackaland AFB, there are no more beds to receive patients so they are taking some of the overflow from the hospitals, only those that have two feet in the grave are taken in if there is space otherwise they are sent home to die, take this serious, I think that this will continue until this time next year.

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I am hopeful for a vaccine by year end. The purpose of my post was not to discourage anyone but emphasize the need to take as many precautions as possible.

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Tequila wrote:

I am hopeful for a vaccine by year end. The purpose of my post was not to discourage anyone but emphasize the need to take as many precautions as possible.


I have followed a lot of this and am a broken hearted RVer this winter. I have not found any credible scientist or knowledgeable person that says they're will be a vaccine that is going to be totally workable though even next year there are just to many variables to this virus. There may be one that works for some and then is not effective for others much,much testing will be required for a finial solution and then it will need to be redone for the next year. We will wait
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Posted: 07/29/20 08:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Life's a *****.

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The only consolation is my parents are still alive and they tell me it was worse during the blitz. They had no food, Internet, or Netflix, and masks did little to protect against bombs.

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Not being able to go south creates other problems for those with permanent units,park models or homes . One could end up with a home that is unoccupied for 2 summers. The heat and bugs will damage our homes. Once the border opens ( or maybe if) i will head south. That could easily be a year from now.

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that is an aspect I never thought of. I had planned to leave my RV in storage in Guadalajara. I am glad I drove it home now. Just got a report from my brother in law in Puerto Vallarta. All hospitals there are now at 100% capacity.

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