Get vaccinated so we can end this pandemic? That didn’t work out so well. But do consider getting vaccinated if you are at risk, since your only choice is weighing unknowns against unknowns*.
Is there any more clear way to acknowledge the pandemic of the vaccinated than by warning against travel on 100%-vaccinated (most) cruise ships?
No worries, masks work great, right? You betcha. So many lies, so much COVID theater.
* No doctor knows anything more than that. They can quote you statistics derived from studies riddled with methodological and timeline flaws and intentional and unintentional biases—tons of GIGO. Still, I have no doubt that being vaxxed is going to save your ass for some of those at ris, and for others (young and healthy) the risks exceed the benefits (close to nil) and the vaccines are killing too many young athletes.
2021-12-30. Emphasis added.
The COVID-19 Travel Health Notice level has been updated from Level 3 to Level 4, the highest level. This reflects increases in cases onboard cruise ships since identification of the Omicron variant2021-12-30 CDC: COVID-19 and Cruise Ship Travel
Key Information for Cruise Ship Travelers
- Avoid cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status.
- Even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants.
- The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads easily between people in close quarters on board ships, and the chance of getting COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high, even if you are fully vaccinated and have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.
- Outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported on cruise ships.
- If you travel on a cruise ship, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel and get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose if you are eligible.
- People who go on a cruise should get tested 1–3 days before their trip and 3–5 days after their trip, regardless of vaccination status or symptoms.
- Along with testing, passengers who are not fully vaccinated should self-quarantine for a full 5 days after cruise travel.
- People on cruise ships should wear a mask to keep their nose and mouth covered when in shared spaces...
Since the identification of the Omicron variant, there has been an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among cruise passengers and crew reported to CDC. Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of cruise ships meeting the COVID-19 case threshold for CDC investigation (i.e., Yellow status on the Cruise Ship Color Status webpage).
CDC has temporarily extended the CSO through January 15, 2022, with minor modifications. The CSO, as modified, applies to foreign-flagged cruise ships operating or seeking to operate in U.S. waters. U.S.-flagged cruise ships previously covered by the CSO may continue to participate voluntarily. Passenger operations have now resumed on cruise ships. As modified, the CSO aligns with current public health considerations and other factors onboard cruise ships. Information about the COVID-19 status of ships sailing under the CSO is available on CDC's website.
As of July 23, 2021, the CSO and accompanying measures, such as technical instructions, are nonbinding recommendations for cruise ships arriving in, located within, or departing from a port in Florida. CDC is continuing to operate the CSO as a voluntary program for such ships that choose to follow the CSO measures voluntarily in Florida.
WIND: the CDC’s veil over reality is fraying badly.