What was "supposed to happen" 11/1??? what WILL happen 1/15? testing? masks? whats "voluntary" mean? yeah I know, wait and see...but did anyone realize there even was some kind of expiration date for 11/1? Lots of folks are cruising again....think they might like to know???? I used to ask "who's driving this bus?" new answer...NOBODY!!! BAH!!!

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I had to think about this article ABLEMAN found a bit. Assuming its true.......I was the guy in another post in this thread who said..."Either the news has been suppressed somehow (which I doubt) or there haven't been any." What I didn't take into consideration was the lengths the cruise lines themselves MIGHT go to to "manage" the news. Sailing is a risk we have decided to take...But I resent the usual antimask or antivax know-it-alls with their sanctimonious "if you don't like it don't cruise" retorts. Clearly, they had to be vaccinated at least...how do people with masks get to complain onboard about others who refuse to wear them? Answer...they don't because it would appear that, at least in this "article" certain people who have the authority to enforce the rules onboard not only don't exercise it, but add to the devisiveness. HMMM...is the the same line that got into a pissing match with a Federal Judge over pollution violations not all that long ago???Pathetic.....

Don't need to spend thousands to cruise to see all that...The evening news has large doses of it...

Would like to know sooner rather than later.

So would I...helps to make informed decisions...what I would like to know is where this info comes from? and how come it seems to appear NO PLACE else? how is it possible to miss all this?

I guess the issue is not "sexy" enough for the news media any more. Or it doesn't align with their worldview that "everything is now in good hands and under control, so nothing to see here". But hey, what do I know. It's all just IMHO.

I gave you a thumbs up because I appreciate reasonably intelligent, thinking posts, even including yours yuk yuk....but...heysoos, don't you think the vaunted news media would seize on covid outbreaks on cruise ships???!!!

I still can't wrap my head around reading nothing.....its just not possible!

HEY AB!! Your post get eaten again???

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.

Well THAT was a fun read..good stuff as usual AB....I'll let wiser heads than mine try to analyze the whys and wherefores. But I will say this...I had just sooo much to do this afternoon, I invested about 20 minutes trying to find some kind of report, ANY kind of report, official-looking, that detailed covid cases on cruise ships over the past month or two...I couldn't...Got bunches from the spring and summer, including some I'll bet we ALL saw before..but nothing NEW. Not that I'm such an expert researcher, but spending 20 minutes trying to find anything that qualifies to bear out those numbers from CRUISE LAW (whatever that is) and FAILING.....wellllllll...............do I believe there are cases onboard an assortment of ships? yes, I do...does it get reported? welllllllll........will we still go in a few weeks...YEP......

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