The Fox Is Keeping an Eye on the Hen House
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States have announced that they are investigating a COVID-19 epidemic aboard a Carnival Cruise ship after the firm reported instances on board in recent days.
According to a dashboard maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Carnival Spirit has met the threshold for a CDC inquiry based on the number of COVID-19 cases. In a statement, the agency said that it had "begun an inquiry" and that the "ship continues to be under monitoring."
The Carnival Spirit set sail from Miami on April 17 and docked in Seattle the following week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presently classifies the vessel, which can accommodate around 3,000 passengers, as "well vaccinated" as well as "orange," signifying that 0.3 percent of the vessel's total passengers and staff have tested positive for the virus.
According to CNN, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that the Carnival Spirit is one of 62 ships that have been categorized as orange in the wake of the outbreak.
Moreover, a Carnival spokeswoman said that everyone on board the Spirit, including passengers and staff members, had received a complete COVID-19 vaccination regimen. Carnival's website also requires that everyone who boarded the ship must be inoculated against certain diseases.
CDC criteria were exceeded, and our health and safety measures were strictly adhered to, including vaccine requirements and pre-cruise testing of all visitors.
Our crew members are also immunized and use protective masks.
"Our processes are intended to adapt to changing circumstances, and extra precautions were put in place throughout the journey," the spokeswoman said.
All passengers who were planned to go on with the ship's next voyage to Alaska were also tested, and any guests or their traveling companions who tested positive were removed from the ship.
Two passengers aboard the Carnival Spirit have informed news outlets that they feel Carnival did a poor job of responding to the epidemic.
The man who was quarantined after purportedly testing positive for Ebola told CBS News, "I basically sat in this room for six days with no telephone service, and they wouldn't answer the phone." In addition, "this ship was so ill-prepared and mismanaged that many of us suffered considerably as a result."
According to Walter Babij, another passenger, "there were instances when we ordered our dinner at 1 p.m. and it didn't arrive until 7 p.m." He also said that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19. "There were also a few of occasions when we didn't get our whole purchase. We would have to make multiple phone calls in order to locate our supper. "They were fully reliant on us," Babij said.
Officials revealed a few weeks ago that a viral outbreak had occurred aboard a cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises that had been "100 percent" vaccinated before it landed in the port of San Francisco, California.
Infection with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, results in the development of COVID-19.