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2022-01-22 1:55:28 PM  
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2022-01-22 2:08:28 PM  
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2022-01-22 3:06:17 PM  
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2022-01-22 4:04:32 PM  
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2022-01-22 4:43:28 PM  
It's just as well, since the USSC is almost certainly gonna block preventative measures later this year. They'll either block mask mandates and vaccine mandates nationwide, or uphold some states' prohibitions against masks and vaccines, or both.

They've already blocked OSHA from enforcing covid regulations. The CDC isn't too far down the line.
 
2022-01-22 4:53:07 PM  
If I never saw another cruise ship...
 
2022-01-22 5:17:39 PM  
CDC: Can't Disrespect Capitalism
 
2022-01-22 5:20:31 PM  
If you get on a cruise right now you're a moron.

Yes, even those of you who go through all these mental gymnastics to justify it. Whatever. A crammed cruise ship is a massive petri dish by design. Enjoy your Omicron with a side of norovirus diarrhea.

/myself, just returned from vacation
//no people around at all
///state parks ftw
 
2022-01-22 5:21:09 PM  
Makes sense.  Might as well end mandates before SCOTUS ends them for you. Less embarrassing that way, plus you don't waste resources arguing a foregone conclusion.
SCOTUS is going to f*ck us for years to come.
 
2022-01-22 5:21:21 PM  
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2022-01-22 5:23:31 PM  
On the plus side think of all the extended cruises and intimate relationships that'll be developed between passengers and cabin interiors. Deep friendships between cabin dwellers and food lackeys. Good times ahead.
 
2022-01-22 5:27:15 PM  
They're leaning on other ports to roll up the docks any time a US cruise ship gets close.
 
2022-01-22 5:27:33 PM  
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2022-01-22 5:28:42 PM  
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2022-01-22 5:30:48 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: If you get on a cruise right now you're a moron.

Yes, even those of you who go through all these mental gymnastics to justify it. Whatever. A crammed cruise ship is a massive petri dish by design. Enjoy your Omicron with a side of norovirus diarrhea.

/myself, just returned from vacation
//no people around at all
///state parks ftw


We have an outbreak in my work camp. 3000 ish people, mostly construction workers, so lots of redneck types. (Yes, I are one, but I'm one of those literate rednecks.) Guess who is sitting in isolation with 2 thumbs and covid right now?

Sigh.

Oh well, fully vaxxed and the symptoms were barely noticeable, and I'm still getting paid 6 figures. I wouldn't have left the house if they weren't paying me fark-off money.

The only real issue is I was due to get boosted next week, now that's on hold AFAIK.
 
2022-01-22 5:31:46 PM  
2020: wash every individual grape after being delivered by contactless delivery.

2022: go to work and spit in your coworker's mouth
 
2022-01-22 5:32:55 PM  
The last place I'd want to be is aboard a floating petri dish
 
2022-01-22 5:33:58 PM  
The CDC says smoke 'em if you got 'em.

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2022-01-22 5:34:35 PM  
Remember how even before the pandemic plenty of people were getting sick on the floating petrie dishes?
It'll be all good now.
 
2022-01-22 5:35:29 PM  
Well allow me to retort: do what you want, CDC, we give up.
 
2022-01-22 5:36:54 PM  
This will be spin into "the CDC has dropped covid protocols for cruise ships" and then the anti-mandate, anti-vax, anti-mask folks will label the cruise lines as being "woke" after they find out that there are still covid protocols in place.
 
2022-01-22 5:38:02 PM  

GrendelMk1: I wouldn't have left the house if they weren't paying me fark-off money.


Sorry to burst your bubble, but in America today six figures is far from fark-you money.
 
2022-01-22 5:38:19 PM  
CDC: Mandatory deck chair arranging on all cruise ships
 
2022-01-22 5:42:23 PM  

rudemix: 2020: wash every individual grape after being delivered by contactless delivery.

2022: go to work and spit in your coworker's mouth


2020: No vaccines
2022: We have so many vaccines we're considering giving 2 boosters.

I keep hearing how important these vaccines are but also that even if vaccinated we still aren't supposed to enjoy our lives anymore. I'm not sure a life spent living in terror of Covid is even worth living.
 
2022-01-22 5:43:42 PM  

King Something: It's just as well, since the USSC is almost certainly gonna block preventative measures later this year. They'll either block mask mandates and vaccine mandates nationwide, or uphold some states' prohibitions against masks and vaccines, or both.

They've already blocked OSHA from enforcing covid regulations. The CDC isn't too far down the line.


For all of the dystopian novels, shows, and movies I've seen, I've realized nobody's ever written anything about the years before the dystopia.
 
2022-01-22 5:43:50 PM  
If people are allowed to endanger my health by not wearing a mask or getting vaccinated then I should be allowed to punch them in the face.
 
2022-01-22 5:44:42 PM  
Soo CDC just let the old emergency guidance expire and this isn't issuing new guidelines or explicitly reversing course and lifting them? Seems kind of misleading but I get the purpose of the joke subby.

That said, how many cruise lines are having trouble even making ports with a small handful of cases on the boat, just because the CDC allowed the emergency measures to expire I don't think much will change. The industry isn't going to fair well if they have to cancel half their ports every cruise or if it's known as a giant covid party. Most of the people who aren't ritual cruise goers aren't even remotely thinking about stepping back on board. Heaven forbid they have a large delta outbreak onboard because they don't exactly have facilities to put a bunch of people on ventilators, especially if half their ports of call are turning them away. If they want their industry or at least their individual cruise line to survive, let alone recover, I doubt their primary objective will be to appease the Covidiots and start having Corona parties onboard just because the CDC isn't mandating they not do so... but then again that's just common sense talking and I'm not sure the people running cruise lines have an abundance of common sense.
 
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2022-01-22 5:45:21 PM  
Even so, cruise ships are probably safer than Texas right now.
 
2022-01-22 5:46:20 PM  
Pretty sure the CDC is full of Trump's cronies at this point.
 
2022-01-22 5:46:32 PM  

RTOGUY: rudemix: 2020: wash every individual grape after being delivered by contactless delivery.

2022: go to work and spit in your coworker's mouth

2020: No vaccines
2022: We have so many vaccines we're considering giving 2 boosters.

I keep hearing how important these vaccines are but also that even if vaccinated we still aren't supposed to enjoy our lives anymore. I'm not sure a life spent living in terror of Covid is even worth living.


Well, if you won't get the jab maybe you'll have that wish fulfilled.
 
2022-01-22 5:46:41 PM  
That's some people from the CDC that should be fired.

Some dickhead shouldn't be able to come in with bags of money and come out with favorable rule changes.

Who was it that came out and said that how America is handling Covid is good actually because the economy is stronger now than when it started or something like that?

Like by what farkin metric? The Stock Market? And did you forget that increase is on top of a foundation of Covid deaths?

These people don't live in reality.
 
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2022-01-22 5:47:11 PM  
How to test for c19 on a cruise ship:

If you're on a cruise ship, you probably have c19.
 
2022-01-22 5:49:09 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Makes sense.  Might as well end mandates before SCOTUS ends them for you. Less embarrassing that way, plus you don't waste resources arguing a foregone conclusion.
SCOTUS is going to f*ck us for years to come.


When I heard farkers saying "the courts don't matter" in 2016, I knew they were going to screw us, but god DAMN nobody imagined it would be this bad.
 
2022-01-22 5:52:06 PM  
I used to live in apartment C19 and didn't get sick. Fake news.
 
2022-01-22 5:54:30 PM  
What does the cruise line insurance company say?  Is it better to go bankrupt and not pay damages to passengers for negligence on the high seas or can that all just go away.   Is admiralty law silent on the idiot who books passage on a plague ship, believing it won't affect him?
 
2022-01-22 5:54:35 PM  

hundreddollarman: The last place I'd want to be is aboard a floating petri dish


Floating petri dish...how original.
 
2022-01-22 5:54:40 PM  

GrendelMk1: pastramithemosterotic: If you get on a cruise right now you're a moron.

Yes, even those of you who go through all these mental gymnastics to justify it. Whatever. A crammed cruise ship is a massive petri dish by design. Enjoy your Omicron with a side of norovirus diarrhea.

/myself, just returned from vacation
//no people around at all
///state parks ftw

We have an outbreak in my work camp. 3000 ish people, mostly construction workers, so lots of redneck types. (Yes, I are one, but I'm one of those literate rednecks.) Guess who is sitting in isolation with 2 thumbs and covid right now?

Sigh.

Oh well, fully vaxxed and the symptoms were barely noticeable, and I'm still getting paid 6 figures. I wouldn't have left the house if they weren't paying me fark-off money.

The only real issue is I was due to get boosted next week, now that's on hold AFAIK.


Some states are saying you can still get the booster once your isolation ends.  Check with your doctor and/or vaccine provider, though.
 
2022-01-22 5:55:29 PM  
Does this mean guys can be closer than 6' in the park and don't need masks when they watch?

Oh...

Cruise SHIPS.
 
2022-01-22 6:00:33 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: If you get on a cruise right now you're a moron.


Pretty much this.

The CDC has told you that fire is hot, and has made information available on appropriate action to take to avoid coming into contact with fire.

The rest is on you.   If at this point in the pandemic you wish to get inside a giant floating petri dish with thousands of other people who are dumb enough to do the same, they can't help you.
 
2022-01-22 6:01:17 PM  

kmgenesis23: RTOGUY: rudemix: 2020: wash every individual grape after being delivered by contactless delivery.

2022: go to work and spit in your coworker's mouth

2020: No vaccines
2022: We have so many vaccines we're considering giving 2 boosters.

I keep hearing how important these vaccines are but also that even if vaccinated we still aren't supposed to enjoy our lives anymore. I'm not sure a life spent living in terror of Covid is even worth living.

Well, if you won't get the jab maybe you'll have that wish fulfilled.


I am fully vaccinated and still got Covid. What a nightmare! A slightly runny nose and a cough so mild it wasn't worth mentioning. The best anyone can do is just get vaccinated and get back to their life Covid is everywhere and it is here to stay.
 
2022-01-22 6:03:38 PM  
I was in the US Navy. I will take a ferry boat if there is no alternative and I can stay in my vehicle. Fortunately (or not) my wife gets motion sickness rather easily, so she has zero interest in a cruise.  I'm the only driver that doesn't cause a problem. Her aunt was also okay, but she died a while back.
 
2022-01-22 6:06:29 PM  

spleef420: GrendelMk1: I wouldn't have left the house if they weren't paying me fark-off money.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but in America today six figures is far from fark-you money.


Good thing I'm not in America then, isn't it?

I'm also not the sort of idiot that figures I need to wave the bank account around by buying a $100k truck, nor have I picked up the traditional civil construction coke and hookers habit. 6 figures isn't fark off instantly money, but I'll be retired quite early. Also, no student debt, or any debt at all, actually. Plus a hell of a pension kicks in at 60, or I can take it at 55 with a 15% penalty.

Oh, and do realise that 6 figures goes from 100k to 999k :P This job is worth the risk.

Sorry you live in a shiathole country.
 
2022-01-22 6:09:03 PM  
The vast majority of the public is already doing whatever the they want. They weren't listening to the CDC anyway, so nothing really changes.
 
2022-01-22 6:10:17 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: If you get on a cruise right now you're a moron.


We've got a lot of morons available.
 
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