MIAMI, FL – According to reports, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that recently docked in Miami found that 48 people aboard their cruise ship tested positive for COVID, despite a 95% COVID jab rate in conjunction with a litany of other measures aimed to prevent COVID from cropping up on cruise ships.
Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas ship was hosting 6,091 passengers and crew members after departing from Miami on December 11th, and through the 18th a total of 48 passengers on the cruise ship wound up testing positive for COVID.
Per Royal Caribbean’s rules regarding COVID and the jab when boarding one of their cruises, all “guests age 12 and older must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing,” with children under 12 showing proof of a negative PCR test and also testing negative at the terminal before boarding.
Furthermore, crew members must have received their COVID shots while also testing weekly for COVID.
Overall, the protocols in theory should’ve prevented the spread of COVID while on the ship – yet that wasn’t the case.
Reportedly a single guest tested positive for COVID during the cruise, which eventually resulted in 48 people coming up positive for COVID before the guests disembarked on December 18th. In a statement regarding the matter, Royal Caribbean noted that everyone who tested positive “quickly went into quarantine” and that they were “asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, and we continuously monitored their health.”
Interestingly, of the positive COVID cases that cropped up during the cruise, approximately 98% of those infected had been cited as fully jabbed – meaning that by the numbers, only one of the COVID cases were found in someone who hadn’t been jabbed (ostensibly a young child due to Royal Caribbean’s COVID shot policies.)
Also of note is that Royal Caribbean’s U.S.-based cruises have an indoor mask mandate for all public areas of the cruise ship, which also extends to those who have had a COVID shot. It’s currently unknown whether the positive COVID cases were from the Omicron variant currently making the rounds.
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