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Shuttles from airport - any changes due to COVID?

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Illini_Fan, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. deepsea21

    deepsea21 Manta Ray

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    ggunn, You selectively quoted a snip from my full post in your response: "They'll wear masks when and where they are legally forced and there is law enforcement to enforce it but once back in their homes" and you chose not to include the remainder of than sentence that said "...and hoods the masks come off, people are socializing and drinking and doing as they please with little concern for COVID from what I've heard."

    ggunn, at this point your opinions don't matter as you are obviously self quarantining for the duration until a vaccine makes its way down the food chain to you. You are probably retired and happy and have no desire or need to travel anywhere. So, stay put and happy and hunkered down in your home in Austin, TX. That's your decision and if it makes you feel safe so be it. Myself and others have a different opinion and we chose to take all precautions necessary and keep on living our lives as best we can which includes travel to Coz and elsewhere. Everyone's gonna die sometime for all sorts of reasons and COVID is only one of them. Hide from COVID all ya want but even if you hide from it probability is you'll die from something else in the next 12 months if the bell decides to ring for you.
     
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  2. cozcharlie

    cozcharlie Barracuda

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    One thing to watch in the future is how widely vaccines are actually taken by the population.

    Mexico actually does a pretty good job of laying down the law when it comes to natural disasters and even the Covid crisis. (EDIT Ferry and Taxi unions aside). Curfews/shutdowns/stopping alcohols sales etc. That may or may not translate over to getting a high percentage of the population to take the vaccine (I really don’t know ).

    While as I have said before I expect Mexico behind the US in vaccine distribution—it wouldn’t surprise me if 12 months from now Mexico has a higher percentage of people vaccinated than the US. We may have a bunch of people in the US fighting tooth and nail against the vaccine while people in Mexico just line up and take it. Once again, not saying that will happen, but it might. Something to watch in 2021.
     
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  3. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just another reason to head south of the border :wink:
     
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  4. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You know absolutely nothing about me, my risk tolerance, or what the measures I take to avoid getting infected in the pandemic. That my opinions don't matter to you has no bearing on whether or not they matter to anyone else. Ah, well, welcome to my ignore list.
     
  5. deepsea21

    deepsea21 Manta Ray

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    Yeah, unfortunately many Americans have for one reason or another gone nutty over vaccinations. A latest CNN poll determined that slightly over 50% of the US population would refuse to get a COVID vaccination when available. We also have parents who now who refuse to get their children vaccinated for diseases that the developed world has been commonly vaccinating against for 50+ years. There are now kids whose parents refused to get them vaccinated lining up for all of the vaccines they missed as soon as they turn 18 and are legally able to make their own medical decisions.

    All of this is crazy to me when I consider the vaccination acceptance rate of populations of other developed countries. What about the populations of 3rd world countries who would love to have access to the vaccines we have access to but they don't so there are international charities that travel the world to remote areas and vaccinate for free (and everyone shows up to get vaccinated). It's all very odd behavior by Americans and I don't know where this all started other than perhaps social media that started conspiracy theory claims that vaccines cause disorders of all kinds in children while there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support that hypothesis.

    I'd be the 1st in line for any COVID vaccination as soon as one is available for me but as I'm not a first responder or over 60 and have no underlying health conditions that place me in a high risk group I'll be waiting a long, long time. My guess is perhaps late 2021 by the time a dose is available for me. On a positive note, with 50%+ of the US population expected to refuse vaccination against COVID, the rest of us who welcome it will get vaccinated that much sooner.
     
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  6. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    "Lying" implies malicious intent; I think it could be that the agent was telling you the guideline but didn't know what the drivers were doing outside. If the drivers are paid by the number of tickets they collect they may be simply ignoring the guideline. Occam's razor.
     
  7. Illini_Fan

    Illini_Fan Regular of the Pub

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    Valid point. But her lack of concern about what the driver was doing made me judge her as having intent. Which is harsh. Plus her quick desire to upsell me also lost her the benefit of the doubt.
     
  8. Kenderson

    Kenderson Angel Fish

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    Am I reading this correctly? There are shuttles and taxis from the airport. The shuttles don't seem to be practicing the 50% rules. Taxies cost extra from the airport, but you can walk a few hundred yards down the road and catch one for ~$10? I don't mind paying a bit extra from the airport, but 4 times as much is way too much.
     
  9. mikeycanuk

    mikeycanuk Loggerhead Turtle

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    That’s what we’ve been doing for several years. Walk out of the airport and down the driveway.But you then NEED to cross the street and have tacos at Diego’s. Then your vacation officially starts!!

    very easy to get a cab there for just your party. Who knew that this would actually be the safer way to go?
     
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  10. jbjclj

    jbjclj Barracuda

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    There are ONLY shuttles allowed on the airport . If you want a taxi you have to walk off the property, haul your luggage and get a cab
     
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