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This is another take from a former cruise director on an expedition ship, critical of the U.S.'s refusal to help bring home its own citizens while, at the same time, re-opening doors to restaurants, hair salons, etc.  https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/coronavirus-cruise-ship-nightmares-america-has-abandoned-its-citizens-sea-ncna1207346.  The blame for this, of course, is the CDC's expensive restrictions costing cruiselines thousands of dollars while, at the same time, approving re-opening of public venues.

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1 hour ago, Tampa Girl said:

This is another take from a former cruise director on an expedition ship, critical of the U.S.'s refusal to help bring home its own citizens while, at the same time, re-opening doors to restaurants, hair salons, etc.  https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/coronavirus-cruise-ship-nightmares-america-has-abandoned-its-citizens-sea-ncna1207346.  The blame for this, of course, is the CDC's expensive restrictions costing cruiselines thousands of dollars while, at the same time, approving re-opening of public venues.

What a wonderful article. Thank you so much for providing the link. 

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17 minutes ago, RocketMan275 said:

Rather biased don't you think?

Biased?  Oh, I don't know.  How would you feel about being confined to your workplace (assuming you have one) for 2 or 3 months?

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23 minutes ago, RocketMan275 said:

Rather biased don't you think?

It’s listed as an opinion/editorial , that’s the nature of that type of journalistic writing. 

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1 hour ago, RocketMan275 said:

Rather biased don't you think?

 

No, I have previously in other threads in this forum, shared his opinion on the unreasonableness of the CDC's severe restrictions for departing crew.

 

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1 hour ago, RocketMan275 said:

Rather biased don't you think?

 

1 hour ago, HamOp said:

Biased?  Oh, I don't know.  How would you feel about being confined to your workplace (assuming you have one) for 2 or 3 months?

 

37 minutes ago, Tampa Girl said:

 

No, I have previously in other threads in this forum, shared his opinion on the unreasonableness of the CDC's severe restrictions for departing crew.

 

Of course, he did take the time to take a couple of shots at Trump.  That's what made it biased.

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This is an editorial piece, not an news article. It is the author’s opinion. You can either choose to agree or disagree. We each are free to decide for ourselves. 
 

Here is another interesting article about the fate of numerous crew members still remaining on ships. It is really a sad situation.

 

 https://apple.news/ATq1ZbKTkRGW-Q435DNpjMA

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31 minutes ago, Steve Q said:

This is an editorial piece, not an news article. It is the author’s opinion. You can either choose to agree or disagree. We each are free to decide for ourselves. 
 

Here is another interesting article about the fate of numerous crew members still remaining on ships. It is really a sad situation.

 

 https://apple.news/ATq1ZbKTkRGW-Q435DNpjMA

 

Most interesting.  Among the line most competitive with Carnival, Carnival had the lowest % of cases:  Carnival  - 18%, NCL - 22%, Disney - 25%, RCL - 37%, and MSC - 41%.  Having been quarantined a couple of times on HAL ships and having watched their "continual cleaning" throughout the ships, Carnival's lowest percentage of the group does not surprise me.  

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5 hours ago, Tampa Girl said:

The blame for this, of course, is the CDC's expensive restrictions costing cruiselines thousands of dollars while, at the same time, approving re-opening of public venues.

 

Let's be factual where we can.

 

The CDC has NOT been in favor of re-opening public venues too rapidly and proposed much stronger guidances on how it should be done. But under pressure from the White House, they (twice) scaled back their recommendations before they were allowed to release them.

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/14/cdc-guidance-reopening-coronavirus-259565

 

The White House's own spokesperson said the administration requested changes because draft agency guidance didn't comport with President Donald Trump's strategy of putting states in charge of reopening decisions.

 

So if they want to blame anyone it should be the current federal and state officials, not the CDC...

 

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Good read. Thanks for sharing.

 

 I’m getting really sick of the blame being placed on cruise ships. What about the tremendous impact flying has made in the spread of this virus.

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2 minutes ago, cruisemom42 said:

 

Let's be factual where we can.

 

The CDC has NOT been in favor of re-opening public venues too rapidly and proposed much stronger guidances on how it should be done. But under pressure from the White House, they (twice) scaled back their recommendations before they were allowed to release them.

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/14/cdc-guidance-reopening-coronavirus-259565

 

The White House's own spokesperson said the administration requested changes because draft agency guidance didn't comport with President Donald Trump's strategy of putting states in charge of reopening decisions.

 

So if they want to blame anyone it should be the current federal and state officials, not the CDC...

 

 

Nonetheless, it is the CDC which made the regulations and is enforcing them while being fully aware that the rest of our citizenry is and has been allowed to freely move about the landscape for "essential services."  

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Very interesting article, thanks for sharing.

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14 hours ago, Tampa Girl said:

 

Nonetheless, it is the CDC which made the regulations and is enforcing them while being fully aware that the rest of our citizenry is and has been allowed to freely move about the landscape for "essential services."  

CDC made an extensive guide to reopening which was trashed and replaced with a short document and not done by CDC.

McDonald's put out a much longer one on reopening.   

Perhaps we can all agree that these citizens need to be returned home immediately.

 

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1 hour ago, HokiePoq said:

CDC made an extensive guide to reopening which was trashed and replaced with a short document and not done by CDC.

McDonald's put out a much longer one on reopening.   

Perhaps we can all agree that these citizens need to be returned home immediately.

 

 

The regulations being discussed here and in the article, however, was the one specifically addressing cruise ships, not the directives by the CDC toward re-opening of the country.  However, it was the CDC who directed that the general public be restricted to travel only for "essential" matters.  The article criticized the the CDC's disparate treatment of the ships' crews concerning repatriation.

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