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Thu May 13, 2021, 07:44 AM

There's an easy way for cruises to resume from Port of Galveston

There’s a simple solution for cruise lines wanting to resume operations from the Port of Galveston.

That solution is to follow a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline allowing the ships to sail if 98 percent of the crew and 95 percent of the passengers are vaccinated against COVID-19 infection.

The other option is for the lines to round up volunteers and stage cruises to prove their protocols can prevent virus transmission even among large numbers of unvaccinated people spending days in the close quarters that shipboard life demands.

The latter method is far more complicated and might end up disproving the merit of those untested protocols.

Cruise fans have protested about the CDC continuing tight restrictions on a resumption of sailing. The message has been something along the lines of “Let’s just do it.”

Read more: https://www.galvnews.com/opinion/editorials/free/article_24f80d14-5eca-56db-9935-f378dbef1f30.html
(Galveston County Daily News)

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Reply There's an easy way for cruises to resume from Port of Galveston (Original post)
TexasTowelie May 13 OP
3Hotdogs May 13 #1
marble falls May 13 #2
Vogon_Glory May 13 #3
Girard442 May 13 #4
Laura PourMeADrink May 13 #5
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:17 AM

1. Option 2, with special discount for followers of Tucker.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #1)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:31 AM

2. Can't prove it but Tucker and his family got the shots.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:45 AM

3. The first proposal is a good idea, BUT

Abbott, Patrick, and Paxton seem Hell-bent on imitating Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ bad ideas. Right now DeSantis is blocking so-called “vaccine passports” and take a big guess as to which top three Texas state officials will playing “monkey-see, monkey-do” and copying his incredibly bad example.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 09:16 AM

4. If they could crew a ship with all rabid antivaxxers...

Then I'd say, go have your damn anti-vaxx cruise and let the chips fall where they may.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:06 PM

5. Reminds me of last year when that cruise ship was stranded

off the California coast, early on. They found the virus in the air ducts that connected room to room. To me, even if everyone was vaccinated, I would still worry about the air ducts. I wonder if there's anything Cruise lines could do about that? Probably doubtful I imagine it would change ship's infrastructure.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 10:29 PM

6. We need vaccine passports

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