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I don't know whats going on here AB...got the usual email notification and containing the first few lines of your response...and its not posted in the forum.
Geeeez. I hate when that happens. Fortunately I learned to craft and save my posts on my word processing program, then copy and paste them to this forum.
You state that “it’s just not possible” that the news media wouldn’t cover these stories…… yet here we are. One must ask the question why weren’t there any news coverage of those cases. Here are my thoughts as to why.
A. Incompetence. I start with that one because it would be the “best” reason. At least it lacks any agenda or ulterior motive.
B. It’s just not sexy anymore. They’ll get back to covering Covid on cruise ships when the infection rate on a ship exceeds 5% and there are at least two deaths.
C. Covid is yesterdays news. (refer back to “B”)
D. They’ve done their job. It’s hardly news anymore that cruise ships are floating petri dishes.
E. There are now more important things to cover and report about. Like our world’s leaders gathering this week to save the world from climate change.
F. They are ashamed & embarrassed of their past hysteria & sanctimony displayed during their earlier coverage. Nah, that can’t be it.
G. It doesn’t fit their narrative anymore, be it political, social, or medical. “Hey everyone’s vaxed so the danger is gone for the most part. The grownups are in charge now so there's nothing for our adoring public to worry about. Why confuse them with new facts”
I love the fact that you used the word “vaunted” in your post. It is an apt description. According to Merriam-Webster's: VAUNTED : to make a vain display of one's own worth or attainments : brag. transitive verb.: to call attention to pridefully and often boastfully people who vaunt their ingenuity. vaunt.