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    Travel Insurance which covers COVID-19?

    Just received a hard copy letter today from Latitude Financial (issuer of my 28 degrees credit card which I think was recommended years ago on AFF as having good FX rates for a cc). Seems they are offering insurance for "covered medical expenses up to $700k inclusive of COVID related medical...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    I have been off this thread for some time as it was looking fairly simple - meaning, no need to make further predictions because international flights were resuming. Early last week I finally booked a trip to the USA to see my family - late Feb departure. Added a whole bunch of separate...
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    Travel Insurance which covers COVID-19?

    I just spoke to AmEx re: the Chubb policy that attaches when you purchase a flight with your AMEX. The rider available on the American Express cc website is the official rider and document - one that can be relied on. I'm satisfied that it provides me with the COVID coverage I need for my...
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    Travel Insurance which covers COVID-19?

    I just took a look at the AmEx policy and the supplement - it looks OK to me.
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    QF 93 - a night flight

    T Thanks! - very interesting...does this change to schedule happen every year? I don't recall seeing this schedule before but I don't normally travel at this time of year.
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    QF 93 - a night flight

    I just booked a trip to visit the USA late Feb/March next year. QF 93 seems to be a night flight now, rather than a morning departure/also landing in LAX the morning. Any insight whether Qantas might revert back to the old timetable anytime soon (by end of Feb)? I haven't heard any reasons for...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    looks like 18 Nov to me (for VIC) - putting together Andrew's quote as per The Age, and his roadmap released on twitter
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    General COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion

    I have to wonder how much of this is based on cost versus what is recommended. The USA has taken the unusual step of making the initial vaccination (2 doses) "free" - it doesn't surprise me that this will not continue. Nothing stops Americans from getting a booster by paying out of their own...
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    General COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion

    Nothing seems to change their minds - it is just mind boggling!
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    General COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion

    I'm of the view that for children who are too young to be vaccinated, their parents/household should have to be vaxxed for the children to attend school. The best way to ensure children aren't infected and thus cannot transmit the virus is to ensure everyone around them is fully vaxxed. I don't...
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    General COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion

    It is more than this. The Royal Children's Hospital did an hour education seminar recently that covered vaccinations for children among other related topics. While children are at a lower risk re: serious complications of COVID, it is expected that the vaccine presents an even lower risk and...
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    General COVID-19 Vaccine Discussion

    I just have access to the headline and first paragraph but another advantage of AZ on a high level. Of course it will depend on your destination(s)...
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    Getting Both AZ & Pfizer

    what about a booster of AZ and a booster of Pfizer? I'm not even sure if I'm kidding or not. Hopefully 1 - scientific data will provide more clarity around boosters and 2 - Aus will act swiftly & proactively on such data.
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    Getting Both AZ & Pfizer

    I'm double vaxxed AZ - 2nd vax in June. Once they finish providing vaccines to all who are eligible, I am hoping to get a Pfizer booster even if it means paying out of pocket. Of course I'm hoping for a roll out of a booster program, but I am not confident that this country will get there any...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Excellent question. I am very curious as well. 1631174450 Just this morning I was thinking of a few choice words to write on my ballot as I do not want to vote for either party (state or federal).
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/09/08/business/economy-stock-market-news/some-united-airlines-workers-who-are-exempted-from-vaccinations-will-be-put-on-leave United Airlines put workers on leave who refuse to get vaccine - for ANY reason. They are working through the details, but definitely...
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    The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Australia has begun

    I wish they had proceeded with the UofQ vaccine. Not sure if I am representative of thousands, but I would have taken the UofQ vaccine even if it resulted in false HIV tests. I engage in zero risk behavior in terms of HIV - I would have happily taken an HIV test as a condition precedent to...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    How many UK-based Aussies are waiting? Given that planes need to do round trips, this only makes sense if thousands are waiting. Maybe there are thousands in the UK - I haven't paid close attention to the numbers, I am aware of the predicament (a mirror image of those trapped here).
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    The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Australia has begun

    All I can say is that it clearly is a race, and the I don't understand the position "you cannot tell me what to do, I don't want to put chemicals into my body and it is my body" YET "I have every right to make it difficult for you to exercise your choice as to what to put into your body." I...
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