Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

Boat Away on the Titanic

Avoid cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status. 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. Getting vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself from severe disease, slow the spread of COVID-19, and reduce the number of new variants. People who are not fully vaccinated should follow additional recommendations before, during, and after travel.

Or float away on the Hindenberg

As of Thursday morning, more than 1,000 flights within, into and out of the United States had been canceled for the day, according to flight tracking websiteFlightAware. If airline operations follow the pattern of recent days, the number is likely to grow. According to FlightAware, 540 flights scheduled for Friday already have been canceled.

So good luck returning home from gramma’s house, aren’t you glad you went?

What’s that you say?

The seven-day rolling average of newly reported infections is about 240,000, up by 60 percent from the previous week, [Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] said, although hospitalizations rose by only 14 percent during the same period.

Walensky said hospitalizations tend to lag behind infections by roughly two weeks. But she also noted that omicron, which is now dominantnationwide, appears to cause milder symptoms, especially for vaccinated people.

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7 Responses to Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

  1. Jimmy T says:

    I’ve posted this image before from a twitter feed, but Reddit does it better, and according to well versed medical staff the death toll may approach 10,000 a week because of the sheer volume of new infections combined with overwhelmed and exhausted medical staff. Be safe, get your booster when you can (yeah, I know I’m preaching to the choir here)…

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  2. I was watching the news the other day and a story about a cruise ship featured a commend by a passenger about how “The ship was like a petri dish” regarding COVID.

    My first thought was “Uhh they’ve been that way for a long long time!” Norvirus, anyone?

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    • ali redford says:

      DH and I were discussing how we used to hear so much about Legionaire’s on cruise ships, but now it’s COVID. Taking a cruise has never really seemed like a smart thing to do, to us.

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  3. roket says:

    In other words, if you plan on traveling, be prepared to stay an additional 4 wks to an eternity away from home. Depending on your vaccination status.

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  4. kwark says:

    The Alex Jones’ of the world will tell you the disease is not real, deaths are also either not real or due to other causes, and the vaccine charade is a liberal/Chinese/Bill Gates plot to control your mind so if can twist your brain into “thinking” that way then what’s the big deal about cruises?


    • Kiwiwriter says:

      Right now Alex Jones’s wife is facing domestic abuse charges not involving him.

      I commented that it wasn’t his wife, but a “crisis actor” played to be his wife.

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