Skip to comments.U.S. to evacuate American citizens aboard quarantined cruise ship in Japan -WSJ
Posted on 02/14/2020 6:34:34 PM PST by SpeedyInTexas
The U.S. State Department will evacuate American citizens and their families aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has been quarantined in a Japanese port for nearly two weeks as many passengers are infected with the novel coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
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Require 14 day quarantine in US, but bring em home.
Amen! Get those poor souls off that ship!
I’ve been watching this couple, who have been reporting from the Diamond Princess. They seem to have a great fear of being separated, and I understand that:
But bring em home.
380 of them... oh boy...
It’s about time! Evacuate all Americans from that mess in the Asia that are in zones of the virus. Treat them here!
A CDC team is on the ground in Japan to assess the health of the passengers, Dr. Walke said. Those with a fever, cough or other symptoms wont be allowed on the flights.
I would bring those with symptoms home also. Maybe on a separate flight though.
Evacuees will likely arrive first at Travis Air Force Base near Sacramento, Calif., where they will undergo additional health screenings, said Dr. Walke. Some will likely remain at Travis to undergo a mandatory quarantine, which will likely be 14 days, he said. Others may be moved to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to quarantine.
Looks like it will be 14 days.
Oh man, they’ve been on that cruise ship (AFTER the cruise ended) for nearly 14 days, now they’ll be stuck in ANOTHER 14 day quarantine again? I feel for these people, but abundance of caution makes the most sense.
Least they’re going to Travis and not Riverside. (though since I’m near Sacramento, I’d sure prefer they go to Riverside...)
I don't think bringing them to CONUS is prudent.Bring Out Your Dead
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
If a quarantine saves just one child's life, it's worth it.
They should only be held in states reporting known cases. These idiots made Texas diseased for some overseas clown. Spreading disease intentionally is stupid and illegal.
What do I know? :)
I pulled 28 days out of a hat :)
“They should only be held in states reporting known cases. These idiots made Texas diseased for some overseas clown. Spreading disease intentionally is stupid and illegal.”
We do have islands...some nearly empty.
Maybe in a flying pick-up truck. Put them in the bed.
Trump cares about Americans. It’s been a long time since our leader to America personally.
why have they waited so long.
Finally!!! Our citizens should have been repatriated days ago.
And shame on the Japanese officials for not taking passengers off that ship, especially after it became clear that the virus was being spread between passengers several days ago. Passengers should have been removed and better isolated from each other while under strict quarantine onshore in Japan. If any US citizen dies from this negligence, Japan is responsible.
Just bring the ship to San Francisco.
There is an obligation to help here. It’s our fellow Citizens. I get that.
It just needs to be handled very carefully.
I’m sure they know what they are doing.
We/I get the urge to micro-manage stuff like this.
They don’t really need us to.
Trump isn’t the kind of guy to leave our fellow Citizens
I respect that.
“And shame on the Japanese officials for not taking passengers off that ship, especially after it became clear that the virus was being spread between passengers several days ago.”
Yes and no. Japan will ALWAYS put their people first (for example, don’t try having a legal or criminal dispute there if you’re not Japanese, it’s hopeless). We could learn from them...but still, there were probably options, such as offloading them to islands (Japanese or otherwise).
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