Florida schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year

Apr 18, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Saturday April 18, 2020 4:57pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has this afternoon announced that all Florida public schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year.

Florida schools were originally scheduled to finish the academic year on May 28.

The news appears to confirm that Florida is not yet in a position to resume any kind of social gatherings, and that any opening of Walt Disney World in May continues to remain unlikely.

For the theme parks, attention is firmly directed on June, which is thought to be the best case scenario of any possible reopening. 

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helenabear19 minutes ago

Since you're asking for those with 3rd, mine was like the 1st. I've been slammed lately, where did you see results for booster trials (non-delta specific)? I've only had my shot 2 months now and hadn't seen anything yet

DisneyFan3228 minutes ago

Then new variants will ending vaccines if vaccines was never be 100%. It's doomsday scenario time for us.:eek::eek:

ArmoredRodent42 minutes ago

I often find it useful to go to the companies' own websites to find specific information on all these questions from the people who actually know the product best (though they obviously have a financial interest as well). Since I have had the Moderna shot, I follow the Moderna studies, which are explained in reasonably clear terms on their investor site. For example, their most recent summary includes a number of recent studies and results: https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-highlights-new-clinical-data-its-covid-19-vaccine And their booster submission includes a lot of information relevant to what people are asking about, such as this line about the original Moderna vaccine's effectiveness against various new variants: "An additional analysis showed that a booster dose of mRNA-1273 at the 50 µg dose level induced robust antibody responses and significantly increased geometric mean titers (GMT) for all variants of concern including Beta (B.1.351) by 32- fold, Gamma (P.1) by 43.6-fold and Delta (B.1.617.2) by 42.3-fold." IOW, boosters of the original Moderna vaccine at 1/2 the original dosage increased "robust antibody responses" against Delta by 42 times over what the antibody level was before. That's why they say they don't need the full dosage.

GoofGoof43 minutes ago

It was a pretty basic question with a pretty simple answer based solely in math. Math doesn’t follow politics or talking heads. The efficacy of these vaccines was never 100% and will never be 100%.

Lilofan45 minutes ago

35K breakthrough cases in 173 million people that have been vaccinated. Many?

GoofGoof46 minutes ago

Efficacy was never 100%. The vast majority of cases are still in unvaccinated people. We see posts regularly here where Orange County shows 90%+ of new cases in unvaccinated. My county released their stats for the last 2 weeks and 94% of new cases are in unvaccinated people. The more cases there are overall, the more breakthrough infections you have. So if a vaccine has 88% efficacy and there are 150,000 new cases a day 135,000 will be in unvaccinated people and 15,000 will be in fully vaccinated. That’s a lot of breakthrough infections but it doesn’t mean the vaccines don’t work. If we got back down to 15,000 cases a day there would only be 1,500 breakthrough infections. The recent narrative that the vaccines don’t stop infection is just something being pushed by people who don’t want vaccine mandates. The efficacy is still strong and as it fades over time a booster will push it right back up to where it’s always been. That’s especially true for the elderly and people whose immune system doesn’t work as well.

DisneyFan3247 minutes ago

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/biden-plans-covid-summit-to-aid-global-vaccine-distribution/ar-AAOyxWY?ocid=msedgntp https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cdc-effectiveness-of-moderna-vaccine-is-staying-especially-strong-latest-covid-19-updates/ar-AAOzYf3?ocid=msedgntp

DisneyFan3249 minutes ago

I'm scared about a doomsday scenario, I hope it's not gonna happen at all this year or next year, I don't want to start over again, I don't want new variants will get worse than Delta as unvaccinated people will not get vaccinated at all.:(:(:(

TrainChasers54 minutes ago

Stop asking questions. The vaccines are perfect and will solve all of our problems. ;)

Disney Experience58 minutes ago

The booster reduces the breakthrough cases comoared to not having the booster. So there will always be a chance of breakthrough cases but less with booster. Especially as effectiveness of vaccine wane over time.

drizgirl1 hour ago

Then why so many breakthrough cases?

TrainChasers1 hour ago

Not necessarily.

GoofGoof1 hour ago

The current vaccines work well against the delta variant. The efficacy is still very high even against mild to moderate infection. If a doomsday scenario occurs and a mutation happens that is actually vaccine resistant then they can and will build a new vaccine that works against it.

Disney Experience1 hour ago

Pfizer and others are on trials with a delta soecific booster. But with the wild-specific (ie original) booster in its Phase 3 trial showing in the high 90s effectiveness in a delta real workd environment, there is less justification in pushing the delta specific version through the approval pipeline.