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After hearing how many ventilators are on the Zaandam I was curious and searched for what medical equipment was on a cruise ship and came up with https://www.acep.org/administration/resources/cruise-ships/prep---health-care-guidelines-for-cruise-ship-medical-facilities/

 

I was surprised that ventilators are part of the required equipment. I suspect that spare capacity now that there are no passengers on the other two ships that had a rendezvous with the Rotterdam before she left for her meeting with the Zaandam were transferred which is why Zaandam has so many available now. 

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Just now, cdwise said:

After hearing how many ventilators are on the Zaandam I was curious and searched for what medical equipment was on a cruise ship and came up with https://www.acep.org/administration/resources/cruise-ships/prep---health-care-guidelines-for-cruise-ship-medical-facilities/

 

I was surprised that ventilators are part of the required equipment. I suspect that spare capacity now that there are no passengers on the other two ships that had a rendezvous with the Rotterdam before she left for her meeting with the Zaandam were transferred which is why Zaandam has so many available now. 

Rotterdam must have picked up even more equipment for her half-sister, Zaandam, even COVID-19 tests.

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We are all human beings;  it is good that the state of Florida, and the United States has let these ships dock and  the passengers go home or go to the hospital.  It is what we should do; its the right thing.  Bless everyone involved 

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4 minutes ago, Boytjie said:

I guess everyone was told to stay indoors.

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There are some people outside on their balconies.  I'm watching it on our local news.  One woman was waving.

 

They have someone on the phone whose mom is on the ship.

 

Welcome home!

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20 minutes ago, accio_7 said:

Surprised that this is not on CNN. 

It will make it as a story at some point.  Sadly in this panic driven culture ships with 2,000 people and "only" ten needing hospitalization and 50 that need to stay onboard until they are healthy is a way different story than a few days ago when everyone was wringing their hands about overrunning South Florida hospitals...it is truly sad.  The bigger story in my mind is how these ships were turned away by so many ports whiles planes, trains and subways still run in our country and in other countries.  

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Just now, sailingsindy said:

I just broke down in tears, seeing the people waving from their balconies. I think it has been really stressful.

 

Praying for all involved. May the Lord Jesus have mercy on them.

You can bet God has mercy on them all.  He loves them all

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