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  1. Any time I see the term scattering of ashes, my mind goes to the sea cliff scene in The Big Lebowski. Back in the sixties, I was on ship for a Naval burial at sea for a veteran. A touching service that i will never forget.
  2. This strikes a familiar note. I recently got a similar response as poor old Dilbert when I told a Dr.'s office that my video appointment will be done on a laptop. I had to explain that using my phone would render the video appointment to be an audio appoitment and I would like to actually see who I was speaking to.
  3. It really makes no difference. The cruise is good on any side. We have done it four times. We are targeting this cruise when we decide to resume.
  4. I really like well made Eggs Benedict. I have found that Caribbean Pincess improved their product significantly in the aft section by making smaller quantities. Waiting for the freshly made eggs was well worth it. For the other mass produced ones, I just skip them for the reason you cited. My Celebrity experience was quite similar.
  5. Not quite. The States are coodinating and executing their own activities as well. Hence you have California, Nevada and Texas securing transportation and setting up quarentine quarters within their States.
  6. That bodes well for the Nets. They are used to playing with no fans in the seats.
  7. Well, there goes my Easter family gathering .
  8. The CLIA. It says it in the post and in the link.
  9. So, have you a bit of data on that last sentence? The CDC shows the desease entering the US in January. Exclamation points do not make something true; nor doe the word "basically" excuse an inaccuracy. As far as canceling cruises, if you and the person you replied to are speaking of individuals canceling, I likewise would agree. If you are speaking of govenment institutions mandating cancellations, I disagree.
  10. Possibly waiting for a second negative test? I seem to recall that Japan was getting some false negatives out of their testing.
  11. You can. The passenger services desk can give you a form to tranfer it to the tip pool. On the occassions we have done this, the process did not allow us to dedicate the monies to an individual crew member. We have found that it is a bit easier than attempting to buy toys and trinkets just to exhaust the OBC.
  12. Here is a link that addresses the US contributions to WHO. The US continues to be the largest assessed contributor to WHO at 22%. The US has never failed to pay their "dues" since the inception of WHO in 1948. The US contributes some 17% of WHO's total budget. it remains a member of the executive board, representing the Americas. https://www.kff.org/global-health-policy/fact-sheet/the-u-s-government-and-the-world-health-organization/ As someone else commented, I share the opinion that China's reluctance to have other nations involved in their outbreak is a perceived need to control the narrative and information flow within their country.
  13. You may want to read this somewhat dated assessment of the risk for transportation. The risk is for the disease to be transported out of the China quarantine area. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/20-0146_article
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