The US maximized the risk of contracting covid-19 on cruise ships

Ruceros docked in the Port of Miami as the tourism industry is affected by the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Miami, Florida, USA, on March 26, 2020

The United States health authorities raised the risk of contracting covid-19 on cruise ships to the maximum this Sunday, amid the explosion of cases in the country, where it exceeds 255,000 deaths.

The risk of covid-19 in these vessels “is very high” (level 4), detailed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, in English).

At the start of the end of the year festivities, with the Thanksgiving celebration next Thursday, the CDC recommended that “everyone” avoid traveling on cruise ships, including river ones, “all over the world.”

“It is especially important that people with a higher risk of serious illnesses avoid traveling on cruise ships,” the federal agency detailed on its website.

On October 30, the CDC lifted the ban on cruise ships in ports in the country after almost eight months of paralysis due to the pandemic, but the opening will be conditioned and staggered.

In updating sanitary measures, The CDC underscores that cruise ship passengers are at increased risk of spreading infectious diseases from person to person, including covid-19.

He explained that outbreaks of covid-19 have been reported on cruise ships, without specifying whether they are recent.

Warned that Passengers deciding to take a cruise trip should be tested 3-5 days after return and stay home for the next 7 days after travel. “Even if the test is negative, stay home for the full 7 days,” he says.

He added that if the passenger does not take the test, the safest thing is to stay at home for 14 days after traveling.

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that it will keep its operations suspended this year due to covid-19. CLIA, which represents 95% of the companies with oceanic cruises, indicated at the beginning of the month that it will maintain until December 31 the voluntary suspension in the United States, a country with more than 12 million cases of covid-19, including 255,588 deaths.

  Carnival Panorama cruise ship is docked, with no passengers, as the global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Long Beach, California, USA, on April 16, 2020

Carnival Panorama cruise ship is docked, with no passengers, as the global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Long Beach, California, USA, on April 16, 2020

In the US, the barrier of 12 million cases was exceeded six days after it reached 11 million, and only twelve days after it reached 10 million, in a sign of the strong rebound in infections that the country is experiencing.

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The United States expects to begin a comprehensive covid vaccination program in early December, the head of the government’s coronavirus vaccination campaign said Sunday. “Our plan is to be able to send vaccines to immunization sites within 24 hours of approval” by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Moncef Slaoui said to the CNN.

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FDA vaccine advisors will meet Dec. 8-10 to discuss Pfizer’s development approval. “So I hope that maybe on the second day of approval, December 11 or 12,” Slaoui.

Pfizer carried out the formal request to FDA) for what authorize emergency use of your vaccine. Is the first request of this type and a crucial step to offer protection against disease.

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