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U.S.-based cruise lines, eager to go, clash with Florida on vaccines

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Passengers on cruise lines, vaccinated or not, have a greater chance of contracting lysteria or other diseases than covid.

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Passengers on cruise lines, vaccinated or not, have a greater chance of contracting lysteria or other diseases than covid.

Are you aware that the very first cruise ship to depart a US port, Miami in this case had a fully vaccinated crew and all passengers were vaccinated adults (proof of vaccination was required after the ship left port in Miami) that two passengers later tested positive for Covid-19? Everyone on the whole ship was vaccinated and two cases of Covid-19 occurred that are known. We are not there yet. Cruising at this point is asking for a floating super spreader.

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Passengers on cruise lines, vaccinated or not, have a greater chance of contracting lysteria or other diseases than covid.

So? That doesn't reduce the reality of probable Covid infections. The passengers on the Diamond Princess and the more than 40 Covid-hit cruise ships listed in the link below would beg to disagree with you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_on_cruise_ships

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If the Republican controlled government of Florida wants to dictate to the cruise lines that they cannot require crew and passengers to be vaccinated, then the ships should take their business elsewhere. There must be other ports serving the Caribbean, such as San Juan, that will allow vaccinations to be required. I think Puerto Rico would welcome the added business.

We have a cruise lined up for this summer out of Seattle, going to Alaska, and the government of Washington state is not trying to prevent the cruise lines from requiring everyone to be vaccinated. In fact, the cruise line has said that children under 12 are not allowed to cruise at this point, since no vaccines have yet been approved for children.

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If the Republican controlled government of Florida wants to dictate to the cruise lines that they cannot require crew and passengers to be vaccinated, then the ships should take their business elsewhere. There must be other ports serving the Caribbean,

In all likelihood that is what will happen. Other east coast states would be happy to have the business.

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In all likelihood that is what will happen. Other east coast states would be happy to have the business.

And they would ruin that as well. It would never work. Very bad idea all around.

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