This gem deserves a big; YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!!!

Cruise bookings appear to be on the rise for 2021, despite the current #coronavirus #pandemic

#Time-and-time-again, human beings #never-cease to #amaze me. I don’t care if I was #given the cruise for #zeroZippo-zilch; there is no way I would ever consider getting jammed into an #overgrown #sardine-can with thousands of other people and cast into the middle of the ocean based on current events.

Talk about a breeding ground

What does it take for some people to see the light; running head first into a brick wall?? Evidently, that may not even be enough.

With all of the #horror-stories about people being #trapped in their cabins on cruise ships, some for months, I can not #fathom (pardon the pun) or would ever consider going on a cruise.

Is it #fearlessness – #stupidity – being a #risk-taker – #naive – not using #good-judgement or all of the above??

Aside from one of the most #risky/ideal #scenarios of #contracting an #illness being in such a close proximity with others, there have been some very strange occurrences while out at sea.

The dark side of cruises – › story › the-dark-side-of-cruises-since-2000-ne…

Aug 12, 2017 – Since 2000, nearly 300 people have gone overboard from cruises and ferries. … In May, a 61-year-old American man went missing and was presumed to … who had been injured, died or disappeared while on a cruise ship.

Worse things still happen at sea: the shipping disasters we … › jan › shipping-disasters-we-never-hear-about

Jan 10, 2015 – Eight missing from a cargo ship that sank in the Pentland Firth, another … these local accidents remind us that the ocean is the most dangerous … I spent five weeks on a container ship and only felt unsafe when it was in pirate waters. … The troubles of Cemfjord and Hoegh Osaka were only unusual …

The 20 Most Mysterious Shipwrecks Ever | Live › 60915-most-mysterious-shipwrecks

Nov 15, 2017 – Read on for a list of shipwrecks obscured not only by ocean waves, but by … strange on the ocean floor off the Greek isle Antikythera: a ship, strewn with … may have been lost when the ship went down, none were still around to rot. The wreck was 2,000 years old, and the bodies the divers had seen were …

Two Carnival ships collided in Cozumel. How does that even … › travel › 2019/12/20 › one-carnival-cruise-s…

Dec 20, 2019 – It wasn’t immediately clear how the accident, in the waters off Mexico, … A Carnival cruise ship trying to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, crashed into … That’s what this investigation will have to figure out. … into our ship while docking due to the high winds and rough ocean … “It’s been a weird cruise,” Maxey says.

One would have to wonder; how in the hell can two ship collide at sea when there is 139.7 million square miles of ocean in the world to maneuver in?? Most likely, someone had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Despite all of the mishaps, accidental or on purpose, people still flock to the gates of the cruise line and make reservations.

Considering all of the above scenarios, I will continue to be a #land-lover.

Are a lot of people more brave than I am?? I don’t know; I call it using good old commonsense. What I do know is; I try not to go where I don’t belong and not tempt the devil. I prefer to have my feet planted on firm ground. There are enough #accidental #mishaps in life, let alone looking for one.

Needless to say; after the #pandemic passes (if it ever does); in many ways, the normal-everyday #habits and #rituals of people on earth are going to change #dramatically. I would have thought was that people taking cruises would drop #dramatically.

What the hell do I know.

Pitch in, #play-by-the-rules, follow all the health #guidelines set by the government, pass this information around to everyone you know, together we can whip Mr. Coronavirus’s ass. It is going to take a team effort to #kill this #monster.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent #coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For information about #handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website



HELPFUL INFORMATION: I have no idea if all of this information is 100% correct, but it can not hurt to implement it. Stanford hospital board internal message.

The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it’s too late.

Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection.

In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air. Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases:

Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don’t drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That’s very dangerous. Please send and share this with family and friends.

Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – CORONAVIRUS

1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold

2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.

3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.

4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.

5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.

6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.

7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.

8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.

9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.

10. Can’t emphasis enough – drink plenty of water!


1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days

2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.

3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.

4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.


Let us all pull in the same direction and kick Mr. Corona’s ass.

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1 Response to This gem deserves a big; YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!!!

  1. JCscuba says:

    Have you ever been on a cruise? I have, about 8 of them. We are talking the year 2021 and by then the COVID-19 will be gone. Cruise ships are spacious, never felt cooped up. Too busy having fun. J.C.

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