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Jan 12, 21, 1:49 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 9,307
Posted By chococat

The currently available antibody tests do not...

The currently available antibody tests do not cross-react with any of the currently authorized vaccines (Jan 2021). This may change as more vaccines/antibody tests go on the market. And in principle...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 7, 21, 2:21 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,803
Posted By chococat

Being perfectly fluent in a language does not...

Being perfectly fluent in a language does not guarantee that you will be viewed as a local or recognized as a native speaker. I am of Asian ancestry, born and raised in the US, and have been used as...
Dec 22, 20, 1:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By chococat

Using a CPAP with a HEPA inlet filter might not...

Using a CPAP with a HEPA inlet filter might not be dangerous to you, but the equipment will aerosolize your breath and secretions and spray them into the environment in a form that will travel...
Dec 14, 20, 12:55 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,828
Posted By chococat

Long term storage of vaccine is in mechanical...

Long term storage of vaccine is in mechanical freezers at -80 C, which is energy intensive but not as bad as dry ice. Dry ice is only for shipping and on-site storage for organizations that don't...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 29, 20, 11:12 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,966
Posted By chococat

My experience working with Pyrex lab glassware is...

My experience working with Pyrex lab glassware is that it shatters under two specific circumstances- dry glassware over a direct heat source (it's totally fine if there's a liquid in the vessel since...
Nov 29, 20, 4:26 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 9,412
Posted By chococat

My understanding (with the caveat that we don't...

My understanding (with the caveat that we don't know a lot about a lot of stuff when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines) is that the concern about using live attenuated vaccine in the immunocompromised is...
Oct 26, 20, 11:22 am
Replies: 72
Views: 8,354
Posted By chococat

In the hospital, CPAP is considered an aerosol...

In the hospital, CPAP is considered an aerosol generating procedure that creates significant risk to others. Maybe the physics of a portable device is different, but using a CPAP on a plane could...
Oct 12, 20, 1:28 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,321
Posted By chococat

Around 50% of Covid cases do not present with a...

Around 50% of Covid cases do not present with a fever. Many eventually develop a fever, but they tested positive with normal body temp (no anti-pyretics). Temp scanning can be useful but is not...
Oct 8, 20, 8:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By chococat

Seattle (like everywhere) is a little quieter...

Seattle (like everywhere) is a little quieter than usual, but still happy to see visitors. Depending on where you're from, you might be surprised at the level of masking (close to 100% in my area),...
Sep 20, 20, 6:53 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,429
Posted By chococat

I'd be HORRIFIED if someone could check into my...

I'd be HORRIFIED if someone could check into my hotel room based solely on the claim that they're my spouse or because they have the same last name. I can't think of any circumstance where it would...
Aug 20, 20, 11:03 am
Replies: 215
Views: 28,272
Posted By chococat

I got a bag in the mail last week with an...

I got a bag in the mail last week with an expiration of Aug 10, 2021.
Aug 10, 20, 12:51 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,416
Posted By chococat

When medical staff are working with Covid +...

When medical staff are working with Covid + patients, they're almost always doing some sort of close proximity procedure- listening to lung and heart sounds, adjusting nasal cannula or face masks for...
Aug 10, 20, 12:26 pm
Replies: 215
Views: 28,272
Posted By chococat

I called to check on the status of an order I...

I called to check on the status of an order I placed ~10 days ago, and spoke with a truly lovely guy (Seriously. He was SO NICE). Turns out that they went from 1 or 2 orders a day to 600-800 a day...
Jul 29, 20, 5:52 pm
Replies: 215
Views: 28,272
Posted By chococat

I ordered a bag this morning and my card (Amex)...

I ordered a bag this morning and my card (Amex) was charged immediately. But no confirmation email.
Forum: San Francisco
Jul 21, 20, 11:06 am
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By chococat

Your chances of getting infected from a car seat...

Your chances of getting infected from a car seat are about the same as your chances of getting pregnant from a toilet seat.

On the other hand, your driver (even in a very fancy car) has been...
Forum: San Francisco
Jul 20, 20, 4:57 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By chococat

The sanitation of the physical car is a minor...

The sanitation of the physical car is a minor factor- your major risk factor is the infection status of the driver. Not sure how you'll be able to evaluate this in advance short of requiring same-day...
Jul 17, 20, 11:09 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,914
Posted By chococat

Totally agree that this is absurd. There's a...

Totally agree that this is absurd. There's a decent chance that traveling from the US to overseas destinations will still be inadvisable in 12 months (mostly because US residents will be prohibited...
Jul 13, 20, 1:28 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,914
Posted By chococat

Oh wow- thanks for posting this. My backup plan...

Oh wow- thanks for posting this. My backup plan (in the event that international air travel is inadvisable all of next year) was to use the gift card at a US-based Aman. I guess that's not an option,...
Jul 11, 20, 8:02 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,914
Posted By chococat

I emailed the reservations manager at Amankora. I...

I emailed the reservations manager at Amankora. I suppose itís possible that this is a property specific decision.
Jul 10, 20, 10:49 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,914
Posted By chococat

This seems like a cash grab for the Aman group,...

This seems like a cash grab for the Aman group, possibly in response to some dire financial circumstances. Does anyone have an idea (I understand that nobody really knows for sure) what would happen...
Forum: USA
Jul 7, 20, 7:06 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,031
Posted By chococat

Have you considered a 14-day coastal trip? Start...

Have you considered a 14-day coastal trip? Start in Temecula and drive north via San Francisco (side trip to Yosemite), then into northern California (Mt. Whitney), Oregon (Crater Lake, Mt Hood,...
Jun 30, 20, 6:48 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,487
Posted By chococat

I think that people should know what the best...

I think that people should know what the best data are telling us at the time, with the understanding that recommendations will change as we learn more about the disease. And there are harms that are...
Jun 30, 20, 4:48 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,487
Posted By chococat

There is some emerging consensus regarding the...

There is some emerging consensus regarding the modes of transmission of SARS-Cov-2, and one of the major conclusions is that that surface transfer is a very unlikely mode of transmission (hard or...
Jun 26, 20, 8:32 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By chococat

I think Amtrak is still running the Thruway bus...

I think Amtrak is still running the Thruway bus all the way to Bellingham, but only 1 trip per day, so the schedule might not align. Good idea about the airport shuttle, but not sure if they will...
Jun 26, 20, 5:56 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By chococat

There's no cheap way to get from Anacortes to...

There's no cheap way to get from Anacortes to Seattle- it will cost you in time or money. You can catch the Amtrak (the same train that goes through Seattle on the way to Portland) in Mount Vernon,...
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