[T3] 2022 Type 3 Invasion

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Wed May 18 09:37:40 PDT 2022

Jim makes some important points and Ive also struggled with weather I can
Im vaccinated and boosted, but I can still get it and while im not concerned
with any severe case, for me, it does
Mean a trip to urgent care, a diagnosis, treatment....  just to have an
abundance of caution and with a high deductable plan that many of us have,
$$$$ for me If I do get it.
Covid will always be with us, and at some point Ill probably get it, but as
time passes, to less of an extent and we will be even more prepared.

Then there is traveling,  bit too far for me to drive, although with all
those folks commuting around in empty pickup trucks I don’t personally have
an issue
With driving my little VW  on trips I wouldn’t want to add up the gas cost
now, especially with how gouged the price of high test is  at least here in
and if the high cost weren’t enough the uncertainty about every leg of the
trip is rather high, as Ive been watching our
Business travelers at work deal with this in the recent past.

It will Kill me to miss one, never have, especially since Brian and John and
all of our previous hosts putting their heart and soul into an awesome event
I really look forward
To more than any other!

Going to go KAYAKing one more time, add up the costs and options...  and see
about the time off.


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  “Hothe”
65 Notchback  “El Baja Rojo”
93 RX7  “Redstur”
13 Subaru Outback "Blendin"

-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org <type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org> On
Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 8:50 AM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] 2022 Type 3 Invasion

I'm having a hard time trying to decide about attending this Invasion.
Melissa has decided not to go, just because of potential problems with blood
clots in her legs as a result of all that driving and sitting. I have
ethical problems with burning a lot of gas on a optional activity during a
time (Russian invasion of
Ukraine) when we should each be trying to cut back.

And then there's COVID. We'd all like it to be done, but it's not. Known
infections are spiking again, and deaths nationwide are back up on the order
of 1000 per day. It's not the news we want to hear. With the broad political
spectrum represented in this group, it seems likely that some attendees will
be unvaccinated, which makes COVID spread at the Invasion possible. 
Sure, it's unlikely that any of us will die as a result of this, but every
infection is an opportunity for another infection and a host where the next
mutation/variant might develop.

That said, I'd feel a LOT more positive about attending this year if I knew
that everyone there was vaccinated.  For the record, Melissa and I are both
vaccinated and double boosted.

Yes, each of us gets to decide whether to vaccinate or not and to accept the
ramifications of our decisions. Since, on average, each person who gets sick
will pass this on to ~3 others, the vaccination decision also affects our
responsibility for the people we might infect, and the people they might
infect. The chain of transmission is long, and the opportunity to break it
is valuable.

So, I'm going to ask: If you're coming to the Invasion, are you vaccinated?

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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