Point to whatever you want to as the cause or causes of why we are in a much better place now. I'm just glad we are, and hopeful that those that aren't vaccinated, for whatever reason, will be allowed to attend the con again. That's all I'm saying.
No reason to debate. We are all in the same boat. We will all eventually get answers and I am sure there will be unhappy people no matter what the choice made is. But debating things here is useless.
We are not debating or discussing the science here as has been stated previously.
Sigh! Even the event catalogue hasn't stopped this...
New CDC guidance says the event catalogue should be safe to read in small doses.
I understand it's their thing, their rules. But I would like to have the option of not wearing a mask if I have been vaccinated (which is what most stores and restaurants around here already have in place).
I would also like to make sure I am good with my one-shot J&J vax or if they will ask for a booster.
I'm posting this as awareness, not to try and drum up donations. Just a reminder that covid is still very real and very dangerous.
TLDR: An enforcer got covid at PAX and died
That link makes me wonder about a couple of things:
1. What her vaccination status was (if she was boosted) and whether or not she was immunocompromised.
2. If the outbreak's point of origin might have been a non-convention person. From what I read, PAX East required both vaccination and masking, which is more than what the state of Massachusetts requires.
There was already known exposure at PAX East:
It may not be possible to determine with certainty the origin of any particular case, but this certainly seems like the most likely explanation.
It seems like the vendor should get props for their efforts in testing and getting the word out as well.
SD Comic-con just announced their plans, which include proof of vac or a negative test 72 hours prior to attendance. Can we expect to see a final plan for GC soon?
"COVID-19 Health and Safety
Everyone attending Comic-Con will be required to wear an approved face covering regardless of vaccination status. In addition to wearing an approved face covering, you will be required to provide verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. Click here for more information. San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) reserves the right to modify requirements or limits for attending or participating in activities."
In past years, the outer area of the ICC has been open to anyone who wandered in off the street. Only the exhibit hall has had people to check badges on entry. Will Gen Con be able to secure the entire ICC this year? If not, everyone in the outer areas, including all the people in the gaming rooms, waiting for will-call & other services, playing Cardhalla, etc., could be exposed to non-vaccinated people.
Those hallways effectively become the DMZ/airlock from the outside world.