A crew member on the Jewel of the Seas informs me that the Royal Caribbean cruise ship has a complete of seventy-three (73) COVID-19 instances on the ship. There are fifty-seven (57) friends who examined optimistic for the virus and sixteen (16) crew members. The lodge director can be optimistic for COVID-19.
The Jewel left port in Amsterdam on Thursday July 14, 2022, on a twelve day cruise to ports in Scotland, Eire, England, Wales, and Guernsey Island. She is scheduled to return to Amsterdam on July 26, 2022.
We final reported on COVID-19 instances on the Jewel of the Seas on July 2, 2022 when the ship was leaving on her final cruise and had seventy-nine COVID-19 instances amongst friends (61) and crew members (18).
Regardless of the efforts of the cruise strains and journey brokers to persuade the general public that it’s secure to go on a cruise ship, the reality is that the vaccine-resistant BA.4 and BA.5 variants of COVID-19 are spreading around the globe, together with not solely the U.S. however in Europe. Within the U.S., in accordance with the COVID-19 Illness Cruise Ship Dashboard, the Facilities for Illness Management (CDC) signifies that of the 95 cruise ships monitored, 100% are orange. Zero are inexperienced.
In US, in accordance with @CDCgov COVID19 Cruise Ship Dashboard, of the 95 cruise ships monitored, 100% are orange. Zero are inexperienced. That is first time CDC has concluded that each one #cruise ships crusing from US ports have 0.3% or extra of complete passengers and/or crew optimistic for COVID. pic.twitter.com/1wsfcCUSIo
— James (Jim) Walker (@CruiseLaw) July 16, 2022
To our information, that is the primary time that the CDC has concluded that each one cruise ships crusing from U.S. ports have 0.3% or extra of complete passengers and/or crew optimistic for COVID.
Sadly, neither the CDC not the cruise strains will make the variety of contaminated passengers and/or crew members public information. It is a public disservice.
From info that we obtain concerning the Jewel of the Seas from crew members and different sources, it fairly seems that each one cruise ships in all probability have a median of 75-150 contaminated friends and crew at any given time.
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Picture credit score: Jewel of the Seas – Dave souza – CC BY-SA 2.5.