In an almost comical turn of events, a couple passengers aboard a cruise ship from the US to the Caribbean tested positive for Covid-19. This came as a shock to all on board simply because this cruise was the first “fully vaccinated” cruise that was supposed to be the on the vanguard of the tourism industry in a post-Covid world.
Since cruise ships are large enough to carry several thousand vacation-goers onboard at any given time, they have been considered a significant hazard with regards to their ability to serve as launchpads for severe spikes in Covid-19 infections. As such, cruise ships are obliged to operate under very strict CDC guidelines to prevent this risk from materializing.
Apparently, the two positive individuals were “sharing a room on the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship”, according to the Daily Mail. The two guests in question are currently in isolation and are being monitored closely by the medical team onboard. Contact tracing has also commenced to determine the extent of the compromise. These positive tests were obtained during a mandatory end-of-cruise test as the cruise was re-approaching American waters.
It remains to be seen whether the corrupt press will use this as an enhanced scare tactic to bring people into further submission or simply sweep the story under the rug.