Shanghai Disneyland will close in effort to contain coronavirus

Posted Friday, January 24, 2020 11:49 AM | Contributed by Tekwardo

Shanghai Disneyland will close its gates on Saturday in an effort to stop the spread of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 26 people and sickened at least 881, primarily in China. It’s not known when the theme park may reopen.

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Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:40 PM

According to the boy the park was busy, there was no skipping rows on anything they rode, mask enforcement indoors didn't really appear to be a thing, and lines for food were long. The friends he went with had meal plans but after half an hour line for food and still not to the counter in the afternoon they decided to call it a day and went to Steak and Shake on the way home. They still have school in the morning anyway.

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Monday, May 17, 2021 4:47 PM
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Of course I caught all the screencaps of 90 min FL+/ 4 hr. waits for SV, 2 hours for Mine Ride, etc. But yeah, opening weekend.

The real test (for me) will be when I go this Friday. I'm hoping that since it's still a "workday" (Do people in Ohio still work?) that the lines aren't bad.

Oh yeah, and I got Season Fastlane Plus for this year. Whoop!

To keep it remotely on topic, I'm interested in seeing the mask situation at the park. I'll be wearing mine more than most people I suspect. (fully vaxed)

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Monday, May 17, 2021 5:01 PM
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Just curious, why do you think you should wear a mask if you're fully vaccinated?


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Monday, May 17, 2021 5:28 PM
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A friend of mine tested positive for COVID well beyond the two week period after his second vaccination. Not that a single anecdote is cause for alarm, but it did make me consider wearing a mask after I was fully vaccinated (which I am now). That said, the only time I will likely wear one is when we're out with my 10 year old daughter who isn't eligible for the vaccine yet, or if certain establishments require it.

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Monday, May 17, 2021 6:51 PM

Tommy....I was actually a little surprised by the number of people wearing masks in the park. Not only indoors, but in lines and on rides. Mask wearing was probably 10-15% of people outdoors. I thought it would be much lower. We were among those masked up in those same situations, even though we are both fully vaccinated.

Jeff....for us it is not so much "should" wear a mask as it is still a little bit of re-entry anxiety. We are getting a little more comfortable, but still are being cautious. Although walking the midways unmasked did not feel uncomfortable at all.

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Monday, May 17, 2021 7:36 PM
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That's reasonable. I'm not sure I really want to interact with humans face to face in general, regardless of disease.


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Monday, May 17, 2021 7:52 PM

What surprised me at Cedar Point was the number of people who had masks dangling from their ears and hanging under their chins. I actually saw more people wearing masks than I expected, but the large number of people "wearing" them under their chins was a bit of a head scratcher. Why not just take the darned thing off entirely?

The Ohio Health Director signed an order today that brings Ohio's mask requirement (which will be completely rescinded on June 2) into agreement with the CDC recommendations. What's interesting about that is that while she signed the order today, it goes into effect at 4:00pm *last Friday*. So it turns out that the non-compliance in indoor spaces this past weekend was presumably compliant with the order actually in effect at that time.

I'm reminded of that announcement in the plaza outside Flight of Fear advising of the time travel committee meeting to be held last week...

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Monday, May 17, 2021 9:31 PM

I don't understand wearing it on the chin wither. Mine is a hybrid between a mask and a gaiter so it is designed to sit around my neck when not wearing but I still take it completely off anyway because I don't like the way it feels around my neck.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:07 AM
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Jeff said:

Just curious, why do you think you should wear a mask if you're fully vaccinated?

Really?

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:19 AM
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Really. What's the point?

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:16 AM
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It sure seems like a reasonable question to me.


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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:49 PM
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I've heard a number of people (family included) that said they will likely wear a mask in the foreseeable future because of other transmissible diseases/viruses. I can't really find fault with that, based on the fact that the only time I've been even slightly sick since 2019 was when I felt like death after shot #2. I like not being sick. It's pretty cool.

Not saying I'm one of those who will wear a mask in public, but I'm not going to judge anyone who is.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:05 PM

Also not to look over the fact that break-through infections happen post immunization. And while being immunized will surely reduce the severity of your case, it does still increase the amount of infections and the possibility for additional strains to continue to evolve.

Unfortunately there will always be unvaccinated, unmasked people. Especially in my part of the country and line of work. The more this virus is able to evolve, the more difficult it will be to globally contain it to the point that we truly feel like it's no longer a factor in day to day life. I'm immunized, but I'll continue to wear my mask (indoors, reasonably crowded scenarios) knowing that if I were to get a breakthrough infection, I may not even know it, and that I can still spread the virus.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:56 PM
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Science is telling us that vaccinated people are highly unlikely to spread the virus, so even if you are a "break-through", that's probably not happening either.

I've heard some people mention what Vater said, though, which makes sense if you're into it.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:10 PM
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Vater said:

I've heard a number of people (family included) that said they will likely wear a mask in the foreseeable future because of other transmissible diseases/viruses. I can't really find fault with that, based on the fact that the only time I've been even slightly sick since 2019 was when I felt like death after shot #2. I like not being sick. It's pretty cool.

Not saying I'm one of those who will wear a mask in public, but I'm not going to judge anyone who is.

This has been pretty common in Japan for years. I always found it slightly amusing to see pics of people masked up on the subway, in stores, etc. Now my take on that has changed.


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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:55 PM

OhioStater said:

Science is telling us that vaccinated people are highly unlikely to spread the virus, so even if you are a "break-through", that's probably not happening either.


I'm not disagreeing with or disputing the science. I literally just work in a small, interior office with 16+ people that have never worn masks, nor will be getting vaccinated anytime soon. I'm not ready to give up the ghost on my mask yet while in such environments.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:40 PM
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I feel like I'm witnessing the beginning of a shift from calling out non-mask wearers idiots to calling vaccinated mask wearers idiots. Weird.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:45 PM
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I hope not. That would be uncalled for. It may not make sense to me, but it certainly doesn't hurt anyone.


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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:48 PM
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Yes. I don't care either way.

I wasn't particularly offended by the anti-mask crowd and I'm not particularly offended by the "I wear a mask now" crowd.

Everyone has the right to suck in their own way.

I barely wore a mask this past week in Miami and now the next two weeks in Ohio are gonna feel like an eternity.

And for all the train wreck Florida is supposed to be, I didn't see it last August and I didn't see it this time. If anything, I was surprised so many people were still wearing masks.


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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:52 PM
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Yea, I couldn't care less if someone wants to keep wearing a mask either. I'm just always curious of the thinking around people's choices.


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