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CDC 4/14/21 update on cruising


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Mules could learn a thing or two about stubbornness from the CDC. "Updating" a recommendation that your still using outdated data to arrive at is hardly "Updating".   Taking a Zero-risk objective vs the mitigation approach taken by every other Sector of Society is safer for them I guess but putting up a barricade on one entrance to a parking lot is basically just directing traffic, not stopping it.

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Does anyone take the CDC seriously?

I still haven’t gotten over the ‘no mask, wear a mask, double mask’ flip flopping. 
 

They lost all credibility and need to build the organization over from the ground up. 

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No bones to pick with the CDC--not an easy task--but at best it's just lazy at this point; and at worst, it's like their shutting their eyes, covering their ears, and humming, in order to not acknowledge anything.  

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1 hour ago, BlerkOne said:

Thank God for the CDC. Actually one organization that is worthy of my tax dollars. I'm not willing to sacrifice millions more lives.

I needed a good laugh today. Thanks!

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CDC guidelines for travelers by air, bus, rail, auto, bicycle, foot, rickshaw, motorcycle, roller skates, skateboards, jet skis, mopeds, hover boards and ships with less than 250 passengers (with no limit on distance, travel time or passenger count), but not cruise ships with 250+ passengers.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

 

Updated Information for Travelers:

  • Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19 (ed. note: I should hope so!)
  • People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely (ed note: on any of the aforementioned modes of travel, but not cruise ships with 250+ passengers) within the United States:
    • Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it (ed note: even though the cruise lines will require it before boarding)
    • Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine 
  • Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely including:
    • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
    • Stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds
    • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
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There aren't many cruise ships of 250 or more passengers cruising within the US, but riverboat cruising can and will restart.

 

The rules change when you travel outside if the US which all major cruise lines do 

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15 hours ago, BlerkOne said:

Thank God for the CDC. Actually one organization that is worthy of my tax dollars. I'm not willing to sacrifice millions more lives.

According to Cruisemapper For 1 year (March 15/2020-2021), on cruise ships, Coronavirus had affected 3519 people (passengers plus crew, only officially confirmed cases) of whom 73 passengers died.  

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15 hours ago, BlerkOne said:

Thank God for the CDC. Actually one organization that is worthy of my tax dollars. I'm not willing to sacrifice millions more lives.

I feel like the amount of posts you make in opposition to the thread shows that you are a very high level troll. you do this very effectively. Congrats, I bestow a black belt upon thee.

 

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I laughed at a lot in this thread, so thanks for that. However I'd like to present an alternative viewpoint.

 

The CDC is doing exactly what we paid them to do. Present the safest option medically, present information about the disease and the situation, safekeep data pertaining to all of that, and offer the most scientifically sound advice based on all of it.

 

The awful truth at the moment is even in the US where vaccinations are rolling out pretty effectively at this point, only about half of adults have received even one jab so far. Less than 27% are fully vaccinated.

 

While I am definitely DTC (Down to cruise) now that I have been fully vaccinated since March, I can understand the reluctance of the CDC to stick their neck out on cruises just yet. They're likely correct in saying sorry but this isn't a medically sound idea just yet for ocean going cruises. 

 

Personally speaking, as eager as I am to cruise the oceans once again, I'm willing to give it a bit more time in the interest of saving lives. Remember although children generally suffer less with this, we have had some children, infants, and toddlers die from it. With half the US having received at least one shot already and testing of the vaccine for children underway, it can't be much longer.

 

In the interest of making it happen, I've just filled out an application to become a volunteer worker at local vaccination centers. What have you done to make it happen?

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Since most other Cruise Lines are restarting from Nassau, Bermuda, Barbados, etc., etc. visiting all the other Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Aruba, Curacao etc., etc., what is the difference starting from US ports?

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On 4/27/2021 at 11:05 AM, RMA888 said:

Since most other Cruise Lines are restarting from Nassau, Bermuda, Barbados, etc., etc. visiting all the other Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Aruba, Curacao etc., etc., what is the difference starting from US ports?

Let's start with Florida - one of the largest ports if not the largest in the US.

 

Then there is Canada not allowing Americans - so that closes Alaska and Northeast cruises that  include Canada from a US port.  🙁

 

 

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