CES 2022 will end one day early after major cancellations for in-person events

Shawn Knight

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Editor's take: Truth be told, this is more of a PR move than anything. Ask anyone that’s been to CES and they’ll tell you that day four of the show is largely a formality. It’s not uncommon to find lots of empty booths on the final day, and several others actively packing up shop to head home. In all honesty, CES probably should have been cut down to three days years ago.

Bend but don’t break. That’s the mantra of the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show as multiple major companies have canceled in-person plans for next week’s event in Las Vegas, leaving organizers scrambling to try and save the show.

CES over the past week has already lost several key exhibitors including Lenovo, Intel, AMD, MSI, OnePlus and IBM, Microsoft, Pinterest, Amazon, Google, Meta and Twitter, among others. CTA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said in a December 25 piece for the Las Vegas Review-Journal that CES will and must go on, and blasted press and other critics “who tell the story only through their lens of drama and big name companies.”

It’s now a week later and the tune has changed a bit.

The CTA on December 31 said it will end CES 2022 one day early. The in-person event is now scheduled for January 5-7, 2022, in Las Vegas, with January 3-4 designed as media days. The association said the step was taken as an additional safety measure on top of existing health protocols already in place for the show.

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texasrattler

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I think the problem with all of this is that people thought or believed that the Vaccine was a cure. It is NOT nor has it ever been. That's not to say a cure won't come. For now tho, it's about being hospitalized, not getting sever illness which can n still does happen for some.
Vaccinated or not, I don't think enough people take it serious. The virus does NOT care if you are vaxxed or not, black, white or a minority.

I believe masks help as I've been in retail a long time n have been real close to people. Still haven't got sick once. I did n still do a wear a mask everyday for work. Even tho I have the vaccine now, almost 2 years after, I still wear a mask. Its my choice to do these things, just as it is for another not to do so. The downside of not doing so leads to other issues n possibly infections. Some will care others won't.

In the end, vaccine may help you, it may not. It's more likely to help than not but yes issues can always happen. Again tho, I'd say it's on the lower risk side. Nothing is ever perfect or 100%. Do what you think is best for you n your family as that is what I did and continue to do so. Imo, educate yourself before thinking something is bad or not. Listening is great, doing research will help you make a better choice.
 

yRaz

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I think the problem with all of this is that people thought or believed that the Vaccine was a cure. It is NOT nor has it ever been. That's not to say a cure won't come. For now tho, it's about being hospitalized, not getting sever illness which can n still does happen for some.
Vaccinated or not, I don't think enough people take it serious. The virus does NOT care if you are vaxxed or not, black, white or a minority.

I believe masks help as I've been in retail a long time n have been real close to people. Still haven't got sick once. I did n still do a wear a mask everyday for work. Even tho I have the vaccine now, almost 2 years after, I still wear a mask. Its my choice to do these things, just as it is for another not to do so. The downside of not doing so leads to other issues n possibly infections. Some will care others won't.

In the end, vaccine may help you, it may not. It's more likely to help than not but yes issues can always happen. Again tho, I'd say it's on the lower risk side. Nothing is ever perfect or 100%. Do what you think is best for you n your family as that is what I did and continue to do so. Imo, educate yourself before thinking something is bad or not. Listening is great, doing research will help you make a better choice.
I describe it like this to people. Vaccines are not some magic shield that protect you from virus laser guns. Vaccines teach your immune system how to produce the antibodies to the virus so whenever you pick up an infection it can make tons of antibodies very quickly.

Many symptoms from having an infection are actually your body taking resources away from other parts of your body to create antibodies.

For example, you can have the common cold and have a stuffy nose for a few days. Your immune finds the correct antibodies to fight off the infection and the symptoms go away, but that doesn't stop the virus from entering your body AGAIN. Since it's a relatively harmless virus, your immune system can fight off future infections without you even being aware of it.

What happens with covid is when it enters your body again your immune system has to work really hard to fight it off. This is why they suggest getting boosters because it keeps the levels of antibodies in your system at a relatively high level.

I had covid twice, once in February 2021 and again in October 2021. First time I had respiratory symptoms and was out for nearly 2 weeks stuck to the couch. Second time I had it I was just exhausted for about 5 days and had a fever. Frankly, if it wasn't for the weekly testing at work I would have just thought I was tired from work or didn't get enough sleep.
 

kiwigraeme

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I read a story the other day about some cases of parvo at an animal sanctuary in my city - my dogs are just passed their 3 year boosters - so booked them in for shots coming week . Chances of getting it in my part of town - probably small, no unregistered dogs, no strays - still no doggie parks until sometime after shots - is it free like Covid no - will probably cost $100 = can't remember .
Is it politicised? - don't think so.
Will they include chips ? no my dogs already chipped as pups .
Covid vaccines do have side effects - even lasting or death - but still orders of magnitude less than say Delta for those same things eg myocardial inflammation/damage .
In NZ we will probably end up with a 95% vax rate - my suburb must be near 97% - Note we don't have mega deaths encouraging vaccinations or great community spread .
Thankfully it's not too pollicised - a lot of healthy debate - over cost of border closure /lockdowns costs to finance, health and happiness ( unfortunately not a govt level - they know best ) .
We have the Rabbit-hole FarceBook sovereign rights people - plus mainly one nutter religious guy who lives an extravagant life . We have the alternative medicine people/hippies/freaks etc - most of those will vax - it only the purists who understand the consequences or the nutters (5G ) , or those that go on about natural and put any number of strange stuff in their bodies . Lots of stuff can be good/healthy or highly toxic depending on quantities munched - or conditions/time grown - I mean lots of plants don't want to be eaten -so protect themselves with poisons ( including stuff we eat ).
All I saying - basing your decision on identity politics - is very silly ( you can still factor in the pros by secretly getting the shots ).

Simple do a Pros & Cons list.
Cons - all the side effects , against my desire to use medicines as a crutch etc
Pros - more likely there for my kids & DOGS ;) etc
 

Uncle Al

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With all the disinformation floating around, finding the "truth" gets harder and harder. The only thing that is reliable is the number of infections & deaths and even those get revised occasionally. I am all in favor of freedom of choice but with that goes responsibility so just to balance the books, let's direct health care professionals to put those that refused to be vaccinated at the end of the line when it comes to treatment. That would be a free choice and no less valid than the choice to ignore vaccination ..... after all, you can't have it both ways.
 

Danny101

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With all the disinformation floating around, finding the "truth" gets harder and harder. The only thing that is reliable is the number of infections & deaths and even those get revised occasionally. I am all in favor of freedom of choice but with that goes responsibility so just to balance the books, let's direct health care professionals to put those that refused to be vaccinated at the end of the line when it comes to treatment. That would be a free choice and no less valid than the choice to ignore vaccination ..... after all, you can't have it both ways.
The world is 'Under Attack'. WWIII. Irregular warfare. All governments are now inculcated into a globalist cult against their own populations. Population cull. You have bought into the snake oil. That's not respecting freedom of choice. That's picking winners and losers based on citizens 'obeying' this globalist cult.. You are no longer a citizen at this point. You are a prisoner, a prisoner of war, to this worldwide cult. It's an Information War, but people are dying and falling prey. Mostly because they can't see through the fog, fog of war, fog of media. The media is a captured propaganda machine and has been for a very long time. Operation Mockingbird. Don't be foolish to think it couldn't have happen. Whatever comes across the screen is subject to manipulation. Always has been. Slow and methodical, but nevertheless manipulation. The number of deaths that you have alluded to were greater in number in 2021 than 2020, even with the vaccines. That's a step up into this war, not down. Meanwhile, the category of therapeutics have expanded. The vaccinated infection rate had a many fold increase versus the non-vaccinated. COVID19 is an engineered virus. The vaccines are engineered death shots. Many vaccines are placebo mixed in to hide the death shots. That's why there are boosters. Can you win the placebo lottery every booster time? The infection rates and deaths are muddled with other factors, meaning not accurate, engineered. Australia and many other western 'democratic' countries have been turned into virtual prisons. The COVID19 plandemic is largely a 'FEAR PLANDEMIC to induce people to take the vaccines. You can fight it with many other measures. For anyone to accept this state of affairs are clearly under 'mind kontrol'. Can't you see what is happening? What their ultimate intentions are? Population cull. New World Order cult final solution. Beast system. They have written their intentions in stone via the Georgia Guidestones mind you. It isn't like no one knew this was coming. They have told us in so many other ways but people just ignored it. Caught it in their own selfish worlds. Largely made it of distractions that we bang on about on sites like this. This isn't a criticism of these distractions. We have to live, right? We are at the precipice of another dark age and people are blithely walking into it. Happily accept whatever the powers-at-be tells them. So did the powers-at-be become so? How did Hitler, Stalin, Mao rise? Mind control through identity politics. Tyrants always have to have a foil. In this case: those who are declining the vaccines. Calling for healthcare to distinguish between the two is classic socialist tactics used by NAZI Germany, and communist regimes. DIVIDE AND CONQUER. Hitler had his Jews. Communists have their capitalists and now racism and privileged. Meanwhile, the same are both. Of course it isn't always that simple. Not all Jews are good, not all capitalists are good. Many are 'in name only;. Can't you see what is happening? They are dividing the people in every way possible so as the people will not look at 'them'. Reminds me of a movie. They Live.
 
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Squid Surprise

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The world is 'Under Attack'. WWIII. Irregular warfare. All governments are now inculcated into a globalist cult against their own populations. Population cull. You have bought into the snake oil. That's not respecting freedom of choice. That's picking winners and losers based on citizens 'obeying' this globalist cult.. You are no longer a citizen at this point. You are a prisoner, a prisoner of war, to this worldwide cult. It's an Information War, but people are dying and falling prey. Mostly because they can't see through the fog, fog of war, fog of media. The media is a captured propaganda machine and has been for a very long time. Operation Mockingbird. Don't be foolish to think it couldn't have happen. Whatever comes across the screen is subject to manipulation. Always has been. Slow and methodical, but nevertheless manipulation. The number of deaths that you have alluded to were greater in number in 2021 than 2020, even with the vaccines. That's a step up into this war, not down. Meanwhile, the category of therapeutics have expanded. The vaccinated infection rate had a many fold increase versus the non-vaccinated. COVID19 is an engineered virus. The vaccines are engineered death shots. Many vaccines are placebo mixed in to hide the death shots. That's why there are boosters. Can you win the placebo lottery every booster time? The infection rates and deaths are muddled with other factors, meaning not accurate, engineered. Australia and many other western 'democratic' countries have been turned into virtual prisons. The COVID19 plandemic is largely a 'FEAR PLANDEMIC to induce people to take the vaccines. You can fight it with many other measures. For anyone to accept this state of affairs are clearly under 'mind kontrol'. Can't you see what is happening? What their ultimate intentions are? Population cull. New World Order cult final solution. Beast system. They have written their intentions in stone via the Georgia Guidestones mind you. It isn't like no one knew this was coming. They have told us in so many other ways but people just ignored it. Caught it in their own selfish worlds. Largely made it of distractions that we bang on about on sites like this. This isn't a criticism of these distractions. We have to live, right? We are at the precipice of another dark age and people are blithely walking into it. Happily accept whatever the powers-at-be tells them. So did the powers-at-be become so? How did Hitler, Stalin, Mao rise? Mind control through identity politics. Tyrants always have to have a foil. In this case: those who are declining the vaccines. Calling for healthcare to distinguish between the two is classic socialist tactics used by NAZI Germany, and communist regimes. DIVIDE AND CONQUER. Hitler had his Jews. Communists have their capitalists and now racism and privileged. Meanwhile, the same are both. Of course it isn't always that simple. Not all Jews are good, not all capitalists are good. Many are 'in name only;. Can't you see what is happening? They are dividing the people in every way possible so as the people will not look at 'them'. Reminds me of a movie. They Live.
Wow... that was a load of horsesh1t....
one question... who are “they”?
 

texasrattler

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Wow... that was a load of horsesh1t....
one question... who are “they”?
Aliens? If I recall correctly, the movie They Live is from the '80s and is about Aliens hiding in plain sight using a satellite signal to hide their identity.
It always leads to Aliens. lol
 

Danny101

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Aliens? If I recall correctly, the movie They Live is from the '80s and is about Aliens hiding in plain sight using a satellite signal to hide their identity.
It always leads to Aliens. lol
Who knows? It's a big universe out there. Man couldn't be egotistical to think it's just us could he? Besides, I suspect we have the technology, but they're withholding and showing us glimpses every so often, trolling.
 

Squid Surprise

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Who knows? It's a big universe out there. Man couldn't be egotistical to think it's just us could he? Besides, I suspect we have the technology, but they're withholding and showing us glimpses every so often, trolling.
So you think this is all a conspiracy by the 1% people... you DO realize that it’s the Republican Party that is mostly made up of those, right?
 

Danny101

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So you think this is all a conspiracy by the 1% people... you DO realize that it’s the Republican Party that is mostly made up of those, right?
It's not that simple. Not really that hung up on the Republican party. It has it's crooks. But not going to discuss it any further. This is a tech site after all. I like the distraction. Sometimes I go off on a tangent when I really shouldn't.
 
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