White House Blocked CDC Order to Keep Cruise Ships Docked
Breaking News: The White House blocked a CDC order to keep cruise ships docked until February, a step that would have displeased the politically powerful tourism industry in the crucial swing state of Florida. https://t.co/zp63aX5an5— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 30, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: Yet more proof of White House total disregard for human life in the U.S. Blatant proof that state (Florida) politics are more important than humans. Due to cruise ships becoming coronavirus hot spots, not allowed to dock in various ports, responsible for spreading COVID-19, a ‘no sail’ policy was put into place in April and was later extended. This extension expired today. The CDC recommended a further extension of this safety order until February.
At the coronavirus task force meeting, Dr. Redfield’s extension plan was overruled, as reported by an anonymous senior federal health official who has been muzzled.
As reported earlier, these cruise ships became viral hot spots at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and there is no reason to believe that fact will have changed. Beware, the White House will allow ships to sail after October 31. VT does not recommend sailing on any one of these ships until the pandemic is a thing of the past….Carol