Long, but it covers it all...unfortunately...

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I am really curious how there can be "a total of 99 outbreaks on 123 different ships"? If you had one outbreak per ship that's 123 outbreaks. Sounds like double speak to me. Am I reading it incorrectly? Here's the actual quote:

“These data have also revealed a total of 99 outbreaks on 123 different cruise ships, meaning that 80% of ships within U.S. jurisdiction were affected by COVID-19 during this time frame,” Redfield wrote in the letter. “In addition, 9 ships still have ongoing or resolving COVID-19 outbreaks on board.”

That's alright, we've waited this long, one more month won't hurt.

Let's see if the lines volunteer to make it a longer delay again. I know the Celebrity Apex had a crew breakout prior to even entering service. Sounds like there are three things sticking in the CDCs head that need more aggressive mitigation: buffets (which could be addressed with service), gyms (social spacing and cleaning plan), and salons (which are operating on land under stricter rules already). Extending the pause makes sense. The cities that host most ports are having a hard time coping at this time.

Most obviously, they need to eliminate all multi-occupancy rooms. Sharing a bedroom (or bathroom, or heaven-forbid, a bed!) is the easiest way to spread disease.

All social behavior must be eliminated - since we obviously must maintain a 6 foot (or is it 2 meter, I forget the exact scientific number) distance from every other human.

If we just do these simple things, we will be saved. On retrospect, maybe we should just stay locked up at home alone.

I suspect that they mean out of 123 ships that 99 had an outbreak. I have noticed over the last many years that quality of reporting and the proper use of the English language has greatly gone downhill and I suspect that this is another victim.

There you go being logical again...you forget yourself....the trick today is to dumb down....less aggravation..if it wasn't for spellcheck most folks could be accused of barely functional literacy. 3R's?? please...independent research? fact checking? editors who actually "edit"?..whut??

I suspect that many folks are genuinely upset over this brave new world, and its lack of coherent leadership. Being able to cruise when you choose, wherever you choose, is usually the result of years of hard decision making, wise investment strategies (yes there is such a thing) and a modicum of luck., Finding ourselves in THIS position after all that is, well, frustrating at best. I've found nothing out there I care to substitute for cruising, and we can do pretty much anything we want. End of rant...

... and they are making these decisions with such a poor education? Sad

Many cruise lines have posted their plans, and everyone I've seen has the buffets as being served, not self service. The dining room spacing has increased. The spacing in the gym has increases with the machines being cleaned after each use. These are the things the CDC wants and the cruise lines have offered and yet.....

Sorry! Things just get to me when proposals are submitted and then ignored. If we have seen the proposals, you know the CDC has. I will step off my soap box and apologize for my outburst. It is just so frustrating.Angry

Thanks! I needed the laugh. Now I can put things back into perspective.


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