The test pandemic is also producing interesting flowers in the United States: A cruise ship from “Princess Cruises”, the “Ruby Princess”, recently experienced a “Covid outbreak”. Of course, everyone on board was fully vaccinated – and also had to show a negative Covid test before starting the journey.
Once again it didn’t do anything. It was unclear how many people were affected, but in any case several Covid cases were tested on the way. The test positives had to go into isolation on the ship and were cared for by the medical staff of the “Ruby Princess”. In truth, the passengers did not seem to have needed the latter, because they were all symptom-free or showed only mild signs of illness.
The ship docked in San Francisco on Sunday after its 15-day voyage to the Panama Canal. Some of the affected passengers were unable to complete their onboard quarantine; they were either sent home or to appropriately prepared hotels for further isolation. Meanwhile, the “Ruby Princess” is on the road again: now follows a 15-day cruise to Hawaii.
According to the CDC website for Cruise ship monitoring the ship is now “under observation”. Cruise lines have had a tough time since the so-called pandemic began, as the trips are considered true “super spreader” events. The prospect of having to go into quarantine completely symptom-free due to a positive Covid test on board instead of being able to enjoy the long-awaited vacation should also be unattractive for passengers: As long as the Covid madness is not finally ended, such vacation plans do not seem to exist once to be useful for good vaccinees. In view of the obvious futility of the “protective measures” taken, it is in any case inexplicable why unvaccinated people are immediately excluded from the trips.