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Offline obendus

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Majestic Princess Outbreak
« on: November 11, 2022, 04:27:27 PM »
From the Bird App:
BREAKING: There are in excess of
800 active COVID cases aboard the Majestic Princess, roughly a quarter of the ship’s crew and passengers. It’s due to arrive at Circular Quay in the morning, medical evacuations required.
@9NewsSyd

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Re: Majestic Princess Outbreak
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2022, 02:37:57 AM »
It make me wonder, why a Princess ship?

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Re: Majestic Princess Outbreak
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2022, 11:04:05 PM »
"Those on board who've been struck down with the virus are isolating in their rooms while crew members have been urged to wear PPE gear, Nine News reported."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11416485/Majestic-Princess-cruise-ship-800-Covid-infected-passengers-board-set-dock-Sydney.html


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Re: Majestic Princess Outbreak
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2022, 11:08:25 PM »
"Marguerite Fitzgerald, who is president of the Majestic Princess’s parent company, Carnival Australia, said all cases were asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and they had been warned to stay away from public transport.

“Much of this has been in planning for months,” she said. “We always knew that there was a risk that at some point we were going to see a surge in community transmission and that we would then see that on ship.”

Fitzgerald rejected comparisons between the current circumstances and the arrival of the Ruby Princess.

“That is nearly three years ago and, since then, we as a community have learned a lot, a lot more about Covid,” she said.

“We’ve learned what works to help mitigate transmission, we’ve learnt how to keep our vulnerable people safe and it is no different in the cruise industry.”

One passenger disembarking told the ABC the ship’s crew had handled the outbreak onboard carefully."

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/11/cruise-ship-majestic-princess-to-dock-in-sydney-with-800-covid-cases-on-board

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Re: Majestic Princess Outbreak
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2022, 10:52:52 AM »

Also from the Bird app:
"A reminder to all that that ship is just a microcosm of our entire society right now. Environmental, health & human rights disaster all in one. But hey, yolo!😵‍💫"

Pent up frustrations from not being able to travel, and product availability... they'll just keep sailing.
The 'other' 3/4 of the PAX apparently didn't test positive.
Because it was a cruise vessel, it makes news.
Never mind the air flights that delivered them.
This really is a layered problem.
Meanwhile, everywhere else in society, <crickets>.