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Already had covid-19; had fever for 3.5 days with no other symptoms. I ran three miles the day before I spiked a temp. Ran three miles three days after I got over it.
 
Two years ago the flu knocked me down for a month. 
 
Im ready to cruise. 
Were you officially tested?

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May is canceled for us, so going to try to rebook for Sept??? Some day we will have to start life again. Can not just hide in the house forever. How long until you go out to a restaurant with lot of people inside? Will you go to WDW or MLB baseball or NFL game. Our you going to send your kids back to School in the Fall???  

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What are people to do or think when they hear one of the doctors on the panel say that handshakes will no longer be socially acceptable, yet his comments on HIV/AIDS Is to accept the most dangerous activity that spread the disease?

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We had 3 cruises cancelled for March and April 20 now rebooked for March 21. Yes we will continue to cruise in the future since I just retired in Feb. We were in Australia for just week  returned home. On our Radiance cruise to NZ on board for 3hours before Captain announced NZ closed. We are optimistically cautious and will be patient for all this to pass and a vaccine is available. Stay safe all 🥰 

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Long in limbo, cruise ship crews allowed to leave Port of Galveston

 

GALVESTON

Crew members on the Carnival Freedom have been sequestered aboard their ship for weeks as the cruise line and federal officials weighed the logistics and health ramifications of allowing them to come ashore.

That changed when hundreds of crew members were allowed Wednesday to leave the ship, directly board buses and travel to Louisiana to catch a chartered flight home, Carnival Cruise Line officials said.

Carnival debarked “healthy crew members who are not essential to the operation of the ship so they can return home to their family,” spokesman Vance Gulliksen said.

The crew members who were allowed to leave the ship were cleared by the company’s medical team, the airline and U.S. immigration authorities, Gulliksen said.

The partial evacuation of Freedom was one of the few times crew members have been allowed to leave ships at the Port of Galveston since March 13, when Carnival suspended all of its cruises worldwide. The company doesn’t plan to resume cruises again until May 11 at the earliest, officials said.

With at least another month of cruise suspensions likely, more controlled evacuations of cruise ship employees through Port of Galveston are expected, officials said.

In keeping with social distancing measures, buses on Wednesday weren’t filled to capacity when about 400 people left the Carnival Freedom, Gulliksen said.

They joined other crew members who were evacuated from ships in Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans.

The crew transfer process was coordinated and planned between several public health and maritime agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Galveston County Health District, Port of Galveston Port Director Rodger Rees said.

“Thanks to this coordinated effort, it went like clockwork,” Rees said.

Four cruise ships have rotated in and out of the Port of Galveston since March 14 as Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line waited for a return to normal service.

This week, two more ships joined the Galveston-based group. Carnival Freedom, which is normally home-ported in Galveston, arrived back in Texas on Wednesday. The Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas, which is normally based in New Orleans, arrived at the port on Tuesday, officials said.

Both ships had previously been berthed in Gulfport, Mississippi. They were ordered to leave Gulfport on April 3, after the state of Mississippi issued a shelter-in-place order.

The ships have rotated out of the port’s two cruise terminals as they’ve needed to resupply or conduct maintenance, port officials said. The evacuation of crew members from the ship to the buses to New Orleans’ Louis Armstrong International Airport was a new process employed for the first time on Wednesday.

The Carnival Freedom crew members weren’t the first to disembark a local cruise ship since the cruise suspension began.

U.S. Customs and Board Protection since March 13 has processed 1,563 crew member repatriation requests from the six cruise ships now berthed in Galveston, said Yolanda Choates, a public affairs specialist for CBP.

The majority of the people being repatriated were from the Philippines and Indonesia, Choates said.

There is urgency to reduce the number of people aboard the local cruises ships. Port officials have said there are between 1,000 and 1,200 crew members aboard each ship at a given time.

Earlier this week, the Coast Guard ordered Galveston-based cruise ships to be prepared to treat critically ill people on board or else arrange commercial transports for evacuation of the ships, if an evacuation was needed.

One of the local ships, Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas, has been at anchorage in the Gulf of Mexico since March 30. At least one crew member on board the ship has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. The ship will remain at anchorage until April 15, officials said.

The ultimate goal of the controlled evacuations is to reduce the number of people on the cruise ships to the minimum number needed to keep the ship operating, official said.

“We will be continuing to debark crew members who are not essential to the ships’ operations,” Gulliksen said.

It was unclear on Thursday when the next crew transport from the Port of Galveston was scheduled to leave.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

 
 
 
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GALVESTON

Cruise companies operating from U.S. ports have been ordered to stop sailing for 100 days or until the coronavirus pandemic ends.  

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention on Thursday evening extended the length of a no-sail order originally issued March 13.

 

The order gives three possibilities for when cruises will be allowed to resume in the United States: When the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services declares the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency over, or when the CDC director rescinds the no-sail order based on public health considerations.

The order might also expire 100 days from the extension, which would be in mid-July, according to the CDC.

“We are working with the cruise line industry to address the health and safety of crew at sea as well as communities surrounding U.S. cruise ship points of entry,” CDC Director Robert Redfield said in a statement.

“The measures we are taking today to stop the spread of COVID-19 are necessary to protect Americans, and we will continue to provide critical public health guidance to the industry to limit the impacts of COVID-19 on its workforce throughout the remainder of this pandemic.”

No cruise ships have left the Port of Galveston since March 13, and before the CDC's announcement the earliest possible time that cruising could have resumed was May 11.

While few cruise passengers have traveled in recent weeks, thousands of crew members have remained aboard ships either berthed at U.S. ports or idling at sea off U.S. coasts.

 

At least 10 cruise ships in recent weeks have reported crew members or passengers tested positive for coronavirus, experienced respiratory symptoms or influenza-like illness, according to the CDC. 

About 100 cruise ships are at sea off the East Coast, West Coast and Gulf Coast, with nearly 80,000 crew members aboard, according to the CDC. 

There are 20 ships in port or at anchorage in the United States with known or suspected COVID-19 infections among the crew members who remain onboard, according to the CDC.

At least two ships that operate from Galveston have been connected to COVID-19 infections: the Carnival Freedom and the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas. In both cases, the companies confirmed crew members aboard the ships had tested positive for COVID-19 after the suspension of cruise operations.

The CDC and other agencies have warned about the public health dangers cruise ships pose during a pandemic. 

"Safely evacuating, triaging and repatriating cruise ship crew has involved complex logistics, incurs financial costs at all levels of government, and diverts resources away from larger efforts to suppress or mitigate COVID-19," the CDC said in its announcement.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Coast Guard ordered cruise ships operating from Galveston docks to prepare to treat critically ill people on board their vessels, or to arrange ways to evacuate the ships using commercial vessels.

Since March 13, about 1,500 crew members have been repatriated and allowed to leave Galveston's cruise ships, according to U.S Customs and Border Protection. That number includes a group of about 400 crew members from the Carnival Freedom who transferred off the ship and left for New Orleans on chartered buses Wednesday evening.

 
 

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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6 hours ago, JT1962 said:

Looks like it will be at least 100 days before cruises sail again from the US.


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If you read it not as cut and dried, OR is the key word:      "On April 9, 2020, CDC renewed the No Sail Order and Other Measures Related to Operations Order signed by the CDC Director on March 14, 2020—subject to the modifications and additional stipulated conditions as set forth in this Order. This Order shall continue in operation until the earliest of (1) the expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency; (2) the CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations; or (3) 100 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register"

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My March cruise was cancelled, but I wouldn't have gone anyway. I'm sure my early June cruise to Bermuda will also be cancelled. I won't book again until there is a vaccine. If there isn't a vaccine developed then idk, will probably be a long while then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Cher222 said:

 I won't book again until there is a vaccine. If there isn't a vaccine developed then idk, will probably be a long while then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there a vaccine for the previous SARS virus? That's what this is, a new version of SARS. If they don't have a vaccine for that, why would you think they will come up with a vaccine for this?

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1 hour ago, jeremyosborne81 said:

Is there a vaccine for the previous SARS virus? That's what this is, a new version of SARS. If they don't have a vaccine for that, why would you think they will come up with a vaccine for this?

You're kidding, right? 

 

There were a total of about 8,000 SARS cases.  Ever.  There are currently about 1,684,428 cases of Covid 19.  There were a total of 774 deaths from SARS.  There are currently about 102,028 deaths from Covid 19.

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2 minutes ago, time4u2go said:

You're kidding, right? 

 

There were a total of about 8,000 SARS cases.  Ever.  There are currently about 1,684,428 cases of Covid 19.  There were a total of 774 deaths from SARS.  There are currently about 102,028 deaths from Covid 19.

 

Yes, but that doesn't change that the virus is SARS-COV-2. It's literally just another SARS virus.

 

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If you read it not as cut and dried, OR is the key word:      "On April 9, 2020, CDC renewed the No Sail Order and Other Measures Related to Operations Order signed by the CDC Director on March 14, 2020—subject to the modifications and additional stipulated conditions as set forth in this Order. This Order shall continue in operation until the earliest of (1) the expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency; (2) the CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations; or (3) 100 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register"


Yes, but I don’t see either of the other options will happen in the next 100 days. They just changed the projection for the peak cases in my state from late April until early June.
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20 minutes ago, JT1962 said:

 


Yes, but I don’t see either of the other options will happen in the next 100 days. They just changed the projection for the peak cases in my state from late April until early June.

 

What State is that? Where did hear it?

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31 minutes ago, JT1962 said:

 


Tennessee. Report from Vanderbilt University on the local CBS affiliate.


https://www.newschannel5.com/news/vanderbilt-research-shows-covid-19-hospitalization-peak-could-hit-mid-june

 

Interesting, if happens would be over month later then all other States. That prediction would/could be 100% preventable. Govt sites havent changed your's, though all Fluid. Even after Country opens up there will be Hot Spots to appear 

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Interesting, if happens would be over month later then all other States. That prediction would be 100% preventable. Govt sites havent changed your's, though all Fluid. Even after Country opens up there will be Hot Spots to appear 


This was a new update. They had originally been saying that April 19 would be the peak. They noted that in theory they could trace the 4,000 cases in the state now back to 16 people 6 weeks ago to show how many people it can spread to in that amount of time.
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