Posted August 6th, 2017, 06:01 PM
So, you came down with Noro on this cruise. Because of cost you refused to be diagnosed by a trained Medical Officer, who could give you meds and whatever else it takes to cure it..
You also propagated the Noro by continuing to hang out in public places around the ship, instead of quarantining yourself and other cabin mates (if any) and therefore spreading it even more.....
I do not think the Medical Officer is in the wrong, ethically or otherwise to answer to a passenger the medical information you asked for. Now if you are CDC, Captain or other responsible person that is in the Need to Know bracket......................
Hubby was on the Noordam a few weeks ago and heard nothing of Noro on her.
Keep in mind that depending on how long you were on the ship BEFORE you started showing/experiencing symptoms, you yourself could have brought it on board with you.
A lot of "alternative facts" there, Joanie.
I began to have symptoms just after midnight on Day 5 (Glacier Bay) - so clearly I didn't have it when I boarded nor did I "bring it onboard".
The "trained medical officer" proffered to me was a nurse who's command of English was not reassuring. And *I* know as I suspect you do, that there is no "treatment" for Norwalk virus. There is no "curing" it.
I did NOT "hang out" in public spaces, I was incapacitated in my cabin and missed completely all of Glacier Bay. Medical put me on the cabin detention list and treated me as quarantined until the morning of Day 6.
After yammering at the staff about the secrecy, the Captain claimed at dinner on Day 6 that "about 60 passengers" had been reported. He also intimated that children who did NOT get reported were not in this count. He also suggested that these children were visited by family and others while contaminated. All very plausible, and as another poster has observed, a situation compounded by the chaotic Lido Deck food trough.
"Need to Know"? It's a public conveyance and they have a duty to report. And as I noted, Holland apparently decided to deceive passengers checking-in for this Norocruise in Vancouver. Not nice.