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"cruise industry" Discussed on Here & Now
"Requested access not to mention his release and this regime has yet to even reply to the request right michigan. Us representative and eleven has been working with the state department to get information and to get daniel released. What more do you want to see the. Us government do well. We know that this is being worked on at the highest levels. The government has our full support. We have full confidence in them. But we really just want to. We need to create the sense of urgency. So we're looking for public statements from our elected officials. We think that is going to go a long way and penetrating this regime. That seems to be very insulated. Only receiving information but they're incredibly slow to move. the information. danny has not done anything wrong. He was doing his job. His papers were legit has employment was legit where he's working frontier myanmar Only one of a handful of independently run publications. They are operating on a working visa. There's no issue there so we just we really want some answers. We want to make sure he's okay. We haven't talked to him. How long has your have been working in. Myanmar danny has been in myanmar since may third twenty nineteen which ironically was world press freedom day so he has been there just over two years. Let's talk a little bit more about your brother's job. The foreign correspondents club of thailand has estimated that more than seventy journalists have been detained in myanmar since february. Do you think that his work with this. Publication is why he is being detained. We only have our in suctions unfortunately it may be. This is a country that wants to Put a cloak over the truth. They don't want the world to know what is happening there. He is a journalist in country. Were the government and quotes wants to control a narrative. This is somebody who is at a desk. As an editor and making sure english translations were coherent inaccurate he was not inciting any violence. He was not on the grounded any protests he was not using his personal voice to express opinion. He was reporting the news. You and your family are basically working day in and day out to get answers and to try to find out what has happened to daniel just this week. Another american journalist who is being detained. There was released nathan maung Does his release give you hope for. Daniel's release soon while we were so happy to hear about nathan and we're just thrilled for him and his family cannot imagine what they have gone through Yeah it certainly gives us hope. But it's hard you know we're hopeful but we're preparing for a long haul. We hope it doesn't come to that because again. We don't know what these people are thinking. What their protocol is what their plan is. So it's we're we're cautiously optimistic.
"cruise industry" Discussed on Here & Now
"Time. Simple ursula burns. His memoir is where you are is not who you are or thank you so much for this conversation. Thank you so much for having and to read an excerpt of versus burns book. Go to here now. Dot org An internal investigation found that a cop with the california highway patrol sexually harassed twenty one women but those findings were kept secret until a new state. Transparency law passed. We dug through hours of tapes to find out what happens to officers who crossed the line. Listen to on our watch a podcast from npr and kick u. e. d. We've spoken here before with people whose loved ones died because they were diabetic and rationing their insulin when it got too expensive they've been protests outside big pharma offices over the rising cost of this lifesaving drug and last week mississippi attorney general lynn fitch announced a first of its kind lawsuit against drugmakers and pharmaceutical executives. Alleging a widespread conspiracy to inflate the price of insulin to win placement on formularies. Those of the lists of medicines for which insurance is provided. Let's get a quick primer from ed silverman with our partners at stat the health and medicine publication and ed There was another lawsuit filed by county in taxes. This is the first forcing drugmakers and pharmacy benefit managers to defend themselves together. So what is a pharmacy benefit manager. And how does that fit in this so the pharmacy. Benefit manager will negotiate with the drug manufacturer for that formula replacement in that 'gate-keeping role. They hold a lot of power on decision. Making that affects every single person covered by whichever health plans they contract with. Wow so is there. We hear the word rebate thrown around. How does that fit in well to get the best placement possible. On a formula rate. The drug manufacturers will pay rebates sometimes called discounts but rebates to the pharmacy benefit managers for that favored placement. And we know there are three big insolent makers in this country so they are competing for formula replacement and again to get the best placement the pay rebate to the p. b. m. the. Pm's intern say that they pass on those rebates are almost all of them minus a small fee. They'll pass on almost everything to the health plans. Meanwhile the rebate those up each year because the competition is continually very intense well. Mississippi's attorney general. Lynn fitch says that the price of insulin has gone up over thousand percent. In the last decade i'm presuming. It's because of this. Inching up system of rebates that you talk about how manufacturers and the pharmaceutical companies defending this relationship they have all the manufacturers the drugmakers say they have to keep raising their wholesale or list prices each year to cover the increase rebates each year and in fact some drug makers have now released annual reports showing how in general the rebates are eating into their revenues more and more so they're net prices are falling but for consumers who pay at the pharmacy counter and don't have insurance. They're paying more because the way. Our system works their price at the pharmacy counter. Their out of pocket costs tied directly to the list price. So if the list price goes up to cover higher rebates that are paid the p. Vm's insured pay more out of pocket for those who are insured. They're still paying more. Because the health plans are comparably increasing. Their prices boy. We'll have you back again. Is this place out.
"cruise industry" Discussed on 600 WREC
"News for the cruise industry trying to emerge from the Covid 19 pandemic more from Fox's Paul Stevens Royal Caribbean International, announcing that eight of its ships will resume US voyages in July and August, with trips, leaving ports in Florida, Texas and Washington state. All crew members will be vaccinated against Covid 19 passengers, 16 and older on cruises to Alaska will also be required. For other trips going through US waters. Royal Caribbean says that passengers are quote strongly recommended unquote to get vaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated must be tested for the virus and follow other measures. Paul Stevens. Fox News We'll Triple A has a summertime morning for parents of team drivers boxes. Tony J. Powers has this story. Triple A says the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days of the year for teen drivers. Data shows that more than 7000 people died in teen driving related summertime crashes from 2010 to 2019. The Triple A Foundation for traffic safety, says New 16 and 17 Year Old drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash. Triple A is reminding parents to model safe driving behavior like buckling up. Noting that research from 2015 says 60% of teen drivers killed in a crash were not wearing seat belts to other risk factors to take note of distractions while driving and speeding. Tanya J. Powers. Fox News Also new Tonight Gone Girl and Cocktail actress Lisa Banes remains hospitalized in critical condition after being injured in a hit and run accident in New York City as according to her manager, David Williams, who told The Associated Press on Saturday night that the 65 year old Baines suffered significant injuries when she was struck by Their scooter or motorcycle near Lincoln Center on Friday night. So far, no arrests have been announced. I'm Mary Cohr study, and this is Fox News. Cloudy skies limited.
"cruise industry" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"News for the cruise industry trying to emerge from the Covid 19 pandemic more from Fox's Paul Stevens Royal Caribbean International, announcing that eight of its ships will resume US voyages in July and August, with trips, leaving ports in Florida, Texas and Washington state. All crew members will be vaccinated against Covid 19 passengers, 16 and older on cruises to Alaska will also be required. To have the vaccine for other trips going through US waters. Royal Caribbean says that passengers are quote strongly recommended unquote to get vaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated must be tested for the virus and follow other measures. Paul Stevens Fox News We'll. Triple A has a summertime warning for parents of teen drivers bosses. Tony J. Powers has this story Triple A says the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days of the year for teen drivers, data shows. More than 7000 people died in teen driving related summertime crashes from 2010 to 2019, the Triple A foundation for traffic safety, says new 16 and 17 Year old drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash. Triple A is reminding parents to model safe driving behavior like buckling up, noting that research from 2015 says 60% 15 drivers killed in a crash were not wearing seat belts to other risk factors to take note of Distractions while driving and speeding. Tanya Dry powers. Fox News Also new Tonight Gone Girl and Cocktail actress Lisa Banes remains hospitalized in critical condition after being injured in a hit and run accident in New York City. As according to her manager, David Williams, who told The Associated Press on Saturday night that the 65 year old Baines suffered significant injuries when she was dropped by either scooter or motorcycle near Lincoln Center on Friday night. So far, no arrests have been announced. I'm.
"cruise industry" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"News for the cruise industry trying to emerge from the Covid 19 pandemic more from Fox's Paul Stevens Royal Caribbean International, announcing that eight of its ships will resume US voyages in July and August, with trips, leaving ports in Florida, Texas and Washington state. All crew members will be vaccinated against Covid 19 passengers, 16 and older on cruises to Alaska will also be required. You have the vaccine for other trips going through US waters. Royal Caribbean says that passengers are quote strongly recommended unquote to get vaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated must be tested for the virus and follow other measures. Paul Stevens. Fox News We'll Triple A has a summertime warning for parents of team drivers boxes. Tony J. Powers has this story Triple A says the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days of the year for teen drivers. Data shows that more than 7000 people died in teen driving related summertime crashes from 2010 to 2019. The Triple A Foundation for traffic safety, says New 16 and 17 Year Old drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash. Triple A is reminding parents to model safe driving behavior like buckling up. Noting that research from 2015 says 60% of teen drivers killed in a crash were not wearing seat belts to other risk factors to take note of distractions while driving and speeding. Tanya Dry powers. Fox News Also new Tonight Gone Girl and Cocktail actress Lisa Banes remains hospitalized in critical condition after being injured in a hit and run accident in New York City as according to her manager, David Williams, who told The Associated Press on Saturday night that the 65 year old Baines suffered significant injuries when she was struck by Either a scooter or motorcycle near Lincoln Center on Friday night. So far, no arrests have been announced. I'm Mary Cohr study, and this is Box news. Advertising by marketing Anthony Zoom Reverse The reverse mortgage is not alone and not a government benefit. Mortgage will be on primary residences. Only homeowners.
Florida Cruise Lines Prepare to Sail, but Clash With DeSantis Looms
"Fate of Florida's cruise industry remains uncertain after court ordered mediation between state officials and the C D. C failed to produce an agreement this week. CDC has said cruise ships can begin operating again this summer, but only a virtually all passengers and crew are vaccinated. Governor De Santis has signed an executive order At the state law takes effect July 1st banning so called vaccine passport. You cannot have just some bureaucracy that doesn't have the legal authority to do is claim an emergency. And then shut down calmer. The governor says medical privacy is protected by law, and he is also accusing the CDC of discriminating against families with young
Florida Law May Thwart Effort by Cruise Industry to Set Sail
"A seven night Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale, with all crew and adult passengers vaccinated. Cruise industry has been shut down for the past 15 months by the Corona virus pandemic. The CDC said last month that cruise ships with nearly all passengers and crew vaccinated can resume sailing. But NPR's Greg Allen reports there is a problem it violates a Florida law. This ad by celebrities sums up the relief and excitement among cruise companies. Some day is finally here and we're ready to sail beyond again. Extended shutdown has cost the industry more than $17 billion in direct losses. The celebrity cruise departing June 26 will be the first under new CDC protocols. CBC says ships can resume sailing under two scenarios. The first is after conducting tests cruises with masks and social distancing in place show they can keep passengers and crew safe. The second scenario, when advocated by the industry, allows ships to resume sailing immediately as long as 95% of passengers and crew are vaccinated. Chris Gray Faust is managing editor of the website. Cruise critic. People will not have to wear masks, they will not have to do social distancing and at least in the US, they'll be able to do shore excursions without you're staying in a cruise ship bubble type of situation. The idea of requiring all adult passengers to be vaccinated is popular not just with the companies but also cruise passengers. House says the survey conducted last week found 80% of cruise passengers said they would prefer to sail on a ship with a vaccine requirement. So what we're finding is that Abbott cruisers want to get back to see, but they would overwhelmingly prefer to be on a ship with vaccines. That's what passengers want. It's what cruise lines want. But it's not what Florida Governor Rond de Santis once. He recently signed a bill passed by the Republican Legislature at his request, which bans company from requiring any customer to show proof of vaccination. Under the law, each violation carries a $5000 fine. Asked about it last week, De Santis said, applies to cruise lines and that if they violated, they'll pay. We are going to enforce Florida law. I mean, We have
Global Cruise Trips Return With Some Mandating Fully-Vaccinated Passengers
"Chips are on the move in Europe, as we hear from Elizabeth Palmer in England. When the Iona sailed into Southampton two weeks ago, she made quite the splash. 5000 passengers will board later this summer for her maiden cruise to Scotland with captain Wesley Dunlop in command. How lucky am I to be at the helm for it? I cannot wait. Challenging that optimism are the floating nightmares from last spring. Remember the San damn turned away from country after country with a deadly covert outbreak on board? Or the 2.5 1000 people who spent their dream vacation in quarantine on the diamond Princess in Japan. Simon Calder is a travel writer. It's a huge PR challenge the people who are most acceptable to covet 19. Older travelers are the absolute prime demographic for the cruise industry. Theo industry is trying to build confidence aboard. One of the first British cruises of the
CDC sets rules for trial cruises with volunteer passengers
"The CDC sets rules for trial cruises with volunteer passengers the centers for disease control and prevention has issued guidelines for trial voyages in U. S. waters for cruise lines the guidelines are a step toward resuming cruises in U. S. waters for the first time since March twenty twenty each practice crews will run two to seven days there must be enough passengers to meet at least ten percent of the ship's capacity and volunteers must be eighteen or older and either fully vaccinated or free of medical conditions that would put them at high risk for severe cold at nineteen the trial voyages could lead to a resumption of cruises by July the cruise industry's trade group says it is reviewing the CDC instructions hi Mike Rossio
US Cruises Could Restart Soon With 'Passenger Voyages by Mid-July'
"We found out that cruising might restart emit july with ninety. Five percent of passengers fully vaccinated. Long story short. What happened. Was that usa today. Gunman hands on a letter that was sent from the cdc to the cruise industry late at night. I believe it was wednesday and so this was like the east coast had already gone to bed and we. We're talking after eight. Pm pacific time. This news came out so we waited to film a video until we got more facts on. I believe thursday morning and it turned out that it was completely true. And that most everyone in the cruise industry received this letter. Believe it was from amy. Truffle letty who is the head of the maritime unit for cdc's cove nineteen response team and the letter basically said five k. We'll articles on our website with videos about this. But here's the breakdown. Ships can bypass the required simulated voyages. That were supposed to carry volunteers and jump straight to sailings with paying passengers. If ninety eight percent of the crew and ninety five percent of passengers are fully vaccinated k. Well we talked about in our videos. Where does this leave children. Because we know that kids under sixteen can't get the vaccine right now. The truth is we just don't know. All of the details are pending. Next cd said they were going to respond to applications from the cruise lines for simulated voyages within five days. Which was supposed to take sixty days before. So you're probably wondering. What are you talking about it that you just said that simulated voyages weren't necessarily anymore. Well after listening to the cruise line executives throughout the week what we learned that the cdc is giving them two paths they can take the almost fully vaccinated path to get back to cruising sooner. Or if they don't wanna do that they can still do simulated forages and they'll get a faster response from the. Cdc that's my understanding
Senate Blocks Bill to Allow Cruise Ships to Restart Sailing
"It was one step forward and two steps back for the cruise industry as two bills met very different fates on thursday in the us. Senate the careful. Resumption under improved safety enhancement act or the cruise act designated to essentially override the conditional sale order put in place by the cdc was derailed by senator. Patty murray the bill sponsor senator rick scott expressed disappointment reiterating his belief that the was not treating the cruise industry fairly. Meanwhile the florida senate voted to overturn a twenty twenty vote by the residents of key west to limit the size of visiting ships and the number of cruise passengers could disembark at any given time next. The bill will face a similar vote in the florida house of
Alaska May Sue US Over Cruise Shutdown
"Following florida's announcement last week that it's doing the cdc to lift the conditional sailing. Order alaska maybe next in line on the possibility to sue. Alaska governor said saturday quote if we don't get a positive dialogue this week. That's real possibility. Because the decision will be crushing to alaska each season. That the cruise industry is shutdown in alaska. The state loses over three billion
Former Miami-Dade Mayor Joins Call for CDC to Lift No-Sail Order
"Sail. More calls Come for the CDC to allow cruises to get back to business at Florida Ports Congressman and former Miami Dade Mayor Carly See Menace as cruise lines operate in Europe and the Bahamas reason why, to at least give us a timetable. All the cruise industry exactly what it is they need to do and let's get going. There is no reason on Earth why cruise industry can be up and sailing this song. The state has sued the CDC over its continued no sale order issued more than a year ago. Florida says the state has lost more than $300 million because of the shutdown and 159,000 people in the state. Depend on cruises for their jobs.
Gov. DeSantis, Florida Sue Federal Government Over Cruise Restrictions
"Is trying to kick start the cruise industry in South Florida and throughout the state. We're filing a lawsuit against the federal government and the CDC. Demanding that our cruise ships be re opened immediately brought to Santa says he's doing it on behalf of the tens of thousands of Floridians whose livelihood depend on the open cruise industry's confident people are ready to return to the high seas, and if it's not available in the U. S, they'll go to the Bahamas or Europe to do it work. Miami has responsible for more than 200,000 jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact.
CDC Open to US Cruising This Summer
"By the us centers for disease control and prevention. Cdc does not provide the clarity that we need to cruising jude all to precede carnival brand ambassador john healed. They're only hours after the cruise line announced that they would be cancelling their june sailings at indicated that they might be considering sailing out four imports. A move so far resisted the. Cdc released a statement saying that the agency was committed to working with the cruise industry seaport partners to resume cruising following a face and approach outlined in the conditional sailing order while that sounds pretty much like what the cdc has been saying for months. Second part was definitely unexpected. After indicating that they were committed to working with the industry the statement ended by saying i quote this goal aligns with the desire to resume passenger operations in the united states expressed by many major cruise ship operators in travelers hopefully by mid summer with restricted revenue.
Norwegian Cruise Line CEO talks plans to begin sailing again
"Here. In Boston as one major cruise a cruise line as released a plan that they say might restart the industry later this year. The plan comes from Norwegian Cruise Line, which says all passengers and crew will have to be vaccinated if they want to sail with them as early as July. The letter comes after the CDC released updated guidance on covert and cruising on Friday, but the agency did not include a date for ships to set sail again that disappointed many of the cruise industry. Some cruise lines are already sailing in other countries and claimed to have developed Sufficient safety protocols to stop the onboard
CDC Releases Next Phase of Conditional Sail Order for Cruise Industry
"The cdc has finally released the second phase of its framework for conditional sailing order. This phase will involve the cruise lines establishing individual agreements ports. They intend to operate and developing plans for vaccination strategies the recommending. That lines require vaccinations for all crew and passengers. But it doesn't appear that it'll be official requirement as of now notably absent from face to are the simulated test ceilings at the previously said cruise. Lines would have to conduct with volunteer passengers on board. The agency says those will be part of phase three. You can read a full breakdown of the new orders. Issued from the cdc at cruise radio dot net
Port Canaveral CEO 'disappointed' by vague CDC guidance for cruise return to Miami coast
"There There are are new new guidelines guidelines for for the the cruise cruise industry industry to to be be able able to to start start sailing sailing again. again. The The Centers Centers for for Disease Control and Prevention released the guidelines. The rules include an obligation for a cruise line to strike agreements regarding public health at all ports where the cruise line intense operate. These must be tested regularly. The CDC also says the new phase will be to run some tests. Cruises Port Canaveral CEO John Murray says it's disappointing that the CDC says those vaccinated can now safely travel except not on a cruise ship.
Florida Gov. DeSantis slams CDC rules keeping cruise industry shuttered
"Approved for teenagers then Florida's economy continues its slow recovery. Florida seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February, 2021 was 4.7%. The state's chief economist, Adrian Johnson, says that number went down 1/10 of a percent from January most jobs. Lost in our state over the past year came in the leisure and hospitality industry. When theme park shut down, they have re opened. But the cruise ship industry remains largely closed by a no sale order by the CDC. Governor De Santis criticized that, saying the feds have offered no
Florida Gov. Desantis Slams CDC Rules Keeping Cruise Industry Shuttered
"Ships aren't allowed to resume sailing soon. CBS is Peter King, reports from Orlando governor Rod to Santa said. He's exploring legal options to get Florida's cruise industry back in business, and we have everything going on except the cruise lines because the federal government won't won't let the cruise line's sail. The CDC won't let him sail that no sale order runs through November. 1st two. Santa says ships are sailing from other ports around the world. So why not here? He says the crew's ban is based on outdated information that's cost the state thousands of jobs and billions of dollars Disney Cruise Line's President
DeSantis pushes back on CDC's 'baseless' no-sail order for cruise ships
"Governor of Florida, threatening legal action against the feds. If cruise ships are not a lot of resume sailing soon, Governor Rod to said. It says he's exploring legal options to get Florida's cruise industry back in business. And we have everything going on except the cruise lines because the federal government won't won't let the cruise line sail. The CDC won't let him sail that no sale order runs through November. 1st two. Santa says ships are sailing from other ports around the world. So why not here? He says the crew's ban is based on outdated information. It's cost the state thousands of jobs and billions of
Carnival CEO: Cruise industry won't be back to normal until 2023
"7 90 K A. B. C. Hey, him. 7 98 A B. C. Pop radio 7 90 ABC News update. I'm Steve coming more than 38,000. Coloradans are without power as a snow storm continues to blast the front range, Excel Energy reported. Most of those outages. Aaron, the Greeley area with Fort Collins had eaten reporting outages as well. Currently all runways, a Denver international airport have been shut down due to blowing snow and poor visibility. It could take another two years before the cruise industry returns to normal. That's the word from Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald, who told the financial Times He doesn't think that will happen until 2023 Donald said While caravan ships may all be sailing by year's end, it's unlikely his company will see revenues bounce back to pre pandemic levels that quickly. The cruise industry was among the hardest hit by the global covert 19 outbreak. Hey, ABC. So cow whether mostly cloudy tonight with lows in the mid forties to around 50, I'm Steve. Coming. Get the latest news every hour, half hour and as it breaks here on 7 90 K A. B C
World moves to embrace vaccine passports
"Of a vaccine passport. Before you can travel was gonna closer Look at that. Joining us now, NBC radio national correspondent Rory O'Neill. Good morning, Rory. Good morning, you know, and it's trickier than you might think trying to navigate these waters because who sets the standard and what about your privacy concerns as well? And even if we get these vaccines rolled out, it's not as if everyone has access to them just yet, So it's a case of have and have not. You know what vaccine passport would essentially show proof that you've gotten your vaccine. That what kind of form doesn't come in? Is it something on your phone? But if you don't what if you still use a flip phone or eyes, it's something that will go with you is you travel from country to country, and who else would require it? You know, we've seen in the Israel that more than half the country has already been vaccinated, and they're using vaccine passports, toe let you access the local gym or to get into movie theaters. They use it as an inducement to open up more things to you so that if you get your vaccine, it's more of a reward and you can show proof of it. So exactly how these vaccine passports will work what standards will be set still up for debate around the world. Well, The other thing, too, is so in other words, if you don't get a vaccine, you can't travel. I mean, in fact becomes the law, right? Right. So that's another issue with some people are allergic to the vaccine and can't get the vaccine. What are they supposed to do? But, you know, vaccine requirements are nothing new. If you want to go to some countries, you need a malaria vaccine. And you know, they will have that requirement when you enter the country, So we've done this before. The question is, this vaccine just isn't as available as of malaria vaccine. So how can do what kind of a restriction are you putting on now? Airlines and hotels are doing their own thing. Some of requiring vaccine proof in order, let you fly their airplanes or check into the hotels. We're all expecting the cruise industry will require proof of vaccination. But again, what does that look like? Is it on your phone? Is that a piece of paper? All these things we get to be settled in the may be done piecemeal, which is what is the worst thing possible because that would just create lots of confusion. Well, we're used to that.
"cruise industry" Discussed on The MOD report
"It's much better now but instead of a client having to do this, all the clients that that may be booked direct or that may be booked a with an online agency. It's certainly going to be advantageous for us to think for them to work with a with a travel partner because we're doing all that work for you if you know. Stuff hits the fan. As far as how a company were part of World Travel Holden's, which is the largest seller of. Cruise travel in the North mid North America. But it's we have tons and tons of group space out there. We always have pricing advantages. For. A group that you'll never meet, but you'll be booked until to lower price. Those kind of things is basically how we`ve Always partnered will continue to partner with the cruise. Brands. Anyway. It's interesting also that you know for. Many. Consumers, they thought there was gonna be basically the death of travel agencies that. The invention of the Internet. was going to off travel agencies and you know the. American Express AAA travel agents were no longer going to be needed. Because of the Internet and consumers can book their own travel and do it in that sense and it sounds like what you're saying is probably just the opposite When we come out of this, there's GonNa be a a a a more need for. For for these agents is that it was like that for a while I mean, for a while probably up until. Seven years ago is that I mean certainly, the Internet had a major impact on travel agents especially the time because a lot of traveling to the time made money off of booking airfare and win the airlines cut commission for that. That was a huge drop off and agencies right for us at the same time. As you know people thought I was crazy when I bought a traveling to say ears. And but at the same time, is that we? You know those type brick and mortar travel agents have. At the time we're having a major decline in those kind of things you're seeing in the last few years actually a resurgence of that you spoke of AAA AAA has a lot of You know a a retail agencies now.
"cruise industry" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The global cruise industry says member cruise lines have voluntarily extended the suspension of U. S. cruises until September fifteenth this because of the corona virus the CDC's no sail orders in place through July twenty fourth but no extensions been made the new order will apply to all CLIA member ships that the current CDC order applies to major lines like Norwegian of already extended their sailing suspensions well into the fall and Canada's issued a ban on cruises in its country's borders through October thirty first I'm Jeff McKay South Korea today reported its biggest twenty four hour increasing confirmed coronavirus cases in about three weeks the seventy S. sixty seven new cases raise the country's total more than twelve thousand with two hundred eighty deaths one Christopher Cruz and I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg news room we now know a little about what China has in mind for Hong Kong the official Xinhua news agency reports China confirmed that a proposed national security law would allow Beijing to override Hong Kong's independent legal system details of the measures to punish acts of secession subversion terrorism in collusion with foreign forces in the former British colony had been secret since the broader national people's Congress approved they're drafting may twenty eighth New York City is gearing up for phase two of its re opening restaurants with outdoor seating salons and barber shops can open up also into retail and even some workers will head back to the office here's mayor Blasio our estimate is a minimum of a hundred fifty thousand more workers coming back into the five boroughs into their jobs as many as three hundred thousand in New Jersey NJ dot com reports a dozen New Jersey state parks forests and recreation areas will reopen for camping on Monday however the state department of environmental protection says many of the park's campgrounds will not be re opened at full capacity and some parts are not set to reopen at all for the season Detroit's automakers are gearing up for full production as they race to make up for lost output and meet stronger than expected demand we get the story on that from Bloomberg's Charlie Pallett Ford and fiat Chrysler say they will resume pre pandemic manufacturing schedules after U. S. plants from June twenty second GM has said it aims to be back to normal output levels by the end of the month Ford's move comes two weeks earlier than anticipated a sign that its supply base and work force ramp up is gone more smoothly than anticipated a spokeswoman for fiat Chrysler says once the automaker restores a second shift at its jeep Cherokee assembly plant in Belvidere Illinois on Monday it will be back to its previous production Charlie puth Bloomberg radio global news twenty four hours a day on air and on QuickTake by Bloomberg powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries I'm super Zana Palmer this is Bloomberg this.
"cruise industry" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Dc and tested with other diseases overseas for the US military using Boeing and Lockheed aircraft how poorly they adapted to this airframe because of the sheer number of patients became symptomatic on the flight. So they lead you know when we screened everybody with Thermo. Check everybody that means. We took their temperature. We did another follow up exam but this time they were familiar. Many sickle listening to me by that time. So he wanted them all to gives comfortable's they could for the thirteen hour flight back to the United States. And the you know the aisles were very jammed so it was certainly perfect and I bet the people that follow me will do a better job. Well Dr Callahan. I have to say I could talk to you for hours about this. This is so fascinating. But I have one last question for you given all that you've described and all that you've experienced on these two cruise ships. What do you think about the fact that Carnival cruise line says it wants to start healing again from three ports as early as August? How brave this is? The corporation is contacted us at the Massachusetts General Hospital in separately me at the assistant secretaries offices Disaster Response Office of the US government where Fema and national disaster medical system sits in. We've already pushed forward some standard operating procedures and then disaster response procedures to these large cruise ship. Lines of its carnivals. Just one if they implement those things They will significantly improve these operations. But quite frankly magna we're just starting this pandemic it needs to going to still hit the world's poor it will be back on cruise ships. I am certain and so these. This industry needs to be prepared for that. Well Dr Michael. Callahan is an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and he participated in the medical evacuations of the diamond princess and Grand Princess cruise ships Doctor Callahan. It has been such a pleasure to speak with you. Thank you so much for sharing your story bigger. Thank you all right. Well we want to spend a couple of the last minutes of the show here talking about what? Carnival cruise lines and the cruise industry is thinking about. When it can reopen it set sail again so joining us now from Miami is Taylor Dolphin. She's Miami Herald business reporter covering the tourism industry. Hi There Taylor. I'm thanks for having me and thank you for your patients. You can imagine how fascinating was to talk to Dr Callahan. But tell tell me a little bit more about why Carnival it's the leading cruise line in the industry. Why the industry saying it wants to start setting sale this late this summer. Yeah so the majority of companies have said they're going to be canceling cruises through mid June. It's important to note that the US Centers for Disease Control of prevention or preventing any cruises through July twenty four at the earliest. And so this week we heard Carnival cruise line committee and say okay. We're going to cancel all of our cruises. Even after that drew August thirty first but eight of our twenty-seven ships are going to start sailing on August first from Miami from Port Canaveral and from Galveston Texas They haven't announced any new protocols any enhanced protections for crew and passengers to protect them from from cove nineteen. But that's their plan as of now to start sailing those eight ships with US sports tailored to to hear properly. They haven't yet announced any enhanced protocols no they have not okay as we heard. Just Dr Callahan. Say that the those protocols are in existence he he may be more than happy to tell them all about it. I'm sure how much of a hit has the industry taken and do they think that they can Recover from this. It's an unprecedented hit. I mean we never in. The History of the industry has cruising been halted Starting on March Thirteenth. The industry opted to to stop on. New crews. Cancel for just thirty days. That's now been extended by the CDC through July twenty four th at the earliest But it's I mean it's incredible. There's no revenue coming in From on board revenue which which is like purchases on the ships which accounts for one third of the company's income so they've had to do layoffs furloughs They're really trying to to get investments private investments and hang in there We've got about thirty seconds. Left Taylor has the industry come to terms with the role that it might have played by keeping ships cruising not quarantining passengers as soon as they could back in February. Not that I've heard yet The Industry Group klaas still saying you know we're being singled out and points at hotels and airplanes other points of infection so really grappling with the fact that cruise ships are incredibly risky for infectious disease. is is still to come. We'll Taylor elven is the business reporter for the Miami Herald covering the tourism industry. She's done extensive reporting on the cruise industry and we have links to her work at point. Radio Dot Org Taylor thank you so very much thank you. I'm magma body this is on point..
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"For a moment checkout endless thread a podcast from Wbz you are and what it from mysteries to histories two stories that will remind you of our shared humanity. Subscribe to endless thread on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen this is on point I magnetic Roberti tomorrow on the show we are going to be talking about. How prisons across the country have become hot beds of the corona virus of the novel Corona Virus. And we WANNA hear from you if you know someone who is currently incarcerated. What are they experiencing At this moment is the Cova nineteen pandemic in the facility. The jail or prison Where they are is there. And what have you experienced? And what do you think the pandemic is revealing about? Mass incarceration in the United States. Call US voicemail at six one seven three five three zero six eight three six one seven three five three zero six eight three. That is for Tomorrow's program today. We are talking with Dr Michael Callahan. And he's giving us his firsthand account of what it was like being on the medical evacuation team that helped passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan in February and the Grand Princess cruise ship that was off the coast of California in March and the lessons learned about what it takes to get people off a ship in the middle of a public health disaster. Dr Callahan is a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. He's also special assistant of Kobe. Nineteen response to the Assistant Secretary of Public Health. Now Dr Callahan I. I've come back to this a couple of times but it's just the visual images so striking when you're onboard the the diamond princess for example February. I mean these. These are such massive ship. 's The hallways are what a couple of thousand feet long. They're like the whole length of the ship. And how much did you? How much did you walk around? How many how many miles did you did you cover you? Were trying to find all the passengers and crew to find out how they were doing Magna I had no idea what we were getting into. I haven't done direct cruise ship medevacs before these ships both the diamond and the grand there eighteen stories about fourteen dexter for passengers the remainder are for crew are made up of two one thousand foot hallways times again those fourteen decks so my pedal meter on the gir- on the diamond princess was about eleven miles in the grand princess. It was fourteen miles of walking an continuously over the forty four hours of the operation. Wow and that the numbers are quite striking as is the reality of what you were encountering as you were saying you were checking from room to room trying to find out the status of of each crew member each passenger. Maybe seeing seeing even some people unconscious in in their rooms. I mean it's it's incredible and then and then the team the crew. All the people working on this had the challenge of getting everybody off the ship off off the diamond princess again. This was the first one in February's. How did that go great? So our position of my recollection was right is about four hundred fifty Americans. The a large number of them had already been media act to hospitals which we spent a lot of time following up on they were. Us citizens on foreign soil separated from their loved ones who are often on the ship leading extraordinary stress and real great sadness. You know for these families. He's passengers but I also saw a lot of real bravery quite remarkable but back to your point is during mass casualty infection. Triage this whole protocol and procedure that we used to rapidly. Divide the patients between those that. Need our immediate need a medical care that's on-scene and our salvageable that means that we can turn things around for them. This would be equivalent to a trauma surgeon. Seeing an arterial bleed putting a pressure bandage on it. These are things that are rapidly. Reverse for example with rapid ivy resuscitation with oxygenation and with indignation and on the second shift we carried a portable very special little three pound ventilator. That's made by the government and is ideally suited for this purposes. So to second point is the next group which are ill may or go into the hospital. But they're not ready for a ventilator so this group is on a downward spiral and we need to do whatever we can to change the that spiral and buy them time. The third group is infected. Minimally symptomatic in with cove in nineteen. That would be the number one early. Simpson we always find. Is Diarrhea or trouble with the bathroom? And this is always missed by the doctors. That don't really know this disease. And that's usually followed by Malays than fever than the dreaded cough which is of course the maiden main mechanism of transmission but sent two courses a transmitted by all the hint touch surfaces on the cruise ship. The last group is worried in exposed. This group we will not co House with the infected we will quarantine them and that's separate from isolation quarantine is to put them in for this disease fourteen days of isolation which we try to start on a cruise ship buy is laying with a mask with antiviral hand sanitizer by giving them a separate bathroom in. Lastly those there have lower risk. But we're concerned about for general races. There they oftentimes are elderly and oftentimes are very vulnerable for diseases. Like HIV organ transplant or malignancies. So those are group's okay. So you've emphasized Separate bathroom at least once or twice here in the in the description that you had. I'm I'm I'm really want the want some of the details here because I've heard that when passengers were taken off the diamond princess and put on buses right to get to to the airport where they were where there were airplanes waiting for them to take them back to the United States. I mean this is this is what you and Dr Lawler entire. Were in charge of right. There separate bathrooms for people on the buses or the airplanes. No they're not. That was the our Japanese colleagues. This was a ground operation so US incident command loses control. As soon as we left the ship we were responsible for the disaster. At the beginning that would be the ship and then we were responsible for their further. The operation. On the aircraft's coming back to the United States for those we take full responsibility but not the buses terrible things happened on the buses. They were systems errors. Were groups that are not understanding. The flow of patients to time through the continued spread of the infection in that part of the program could've been dramatically improved. No doubt about it. So then describe to me the retrofitted cargo airplanes that Do I have that right? That that you're flying people back to the United States in. Yes magna most certainly the desperation in the urgency of getting those Americans home in to break the chain of infection required that we break got ourselves into that ship and separated from the ill from the non to preserve life and prevent infections and that has to continue on the plane in the Federal Government at Darpa. We have a program called immune aircraft immune aircraft which was a program. We LEAD BACK IN TWO THOUSAND FOUR. Three two thousand six. It was based on highly pathogenic flu like the old age. Five in one. We used to always talk about require that the airplanes themselves be Jujitsu or into a confirmation that would reduce infection. It's called drifting. In which case the airflow comes from the nose to the tail in that means we'd load these aircraft with the least at risk. The worried may be exposed up at the front of the aircraft. We put the exposed in the middle of the aircraft separated by rows of seats. Ideally and thirdly we isolate the infected instamatic the rear and we separate the washrooms in this case in a cargo aircraft rather unfortunately there with USA porta-pottys in duct alert shows a bitter airplane that I did. I got the horse of the two aircraft. He's quite proud of his decision. He had a much easier time than I did. Why why was yours? The worst of the two hundred eighty nine people on my airframe in one doctor. No other help. I mean there's people supporting the aircraft operations but one hundred and eighty nine folks who this time had been through fourteen days of isolation in their state rooms not a lot of activity had run out of their normal medication in transition to Japanese medication. Some of which were not FDA APPROVED. And so there's a lot of medicine going on readjusting their medicine using drugs medicines that I had not seen since one thousand nine hundred eighty s and changing the pharmacokinetics in your head to dose making guests on Their Body Weight Plus Provide Comfort the medical care given aboard the aircraft included for orthopedic injuries for chest pains putting one for sure. Heart attack is transient schemic attacks. This would later be associated with Cova ads really nefarious ability because coagulation problems. That would make lots and we think that was unrolling right before our eyes and then of course the issue of people in the darkness fumbling around the aircraft and going to the wrong bathroom it potentially infecting themselves. 'cause they went to the bathroom right was a big problem. Now Dr Callahan. I want to emphasize something. This is really important. I am not seeking to blame. I am seeking to learn here right. And as you've said repeatedly the playbook was being written in real time as you and the team were were trying to repatriate these Americans back from from Japan but we also have to be honest. It sounds like it wasn't wasn't an ideal situation at all. I mean cargo airplane with seats temporarily bolted to the floor portable potties in the back which I've seen passengers say were like at times they had they had to shut them down or they were overflowing and as you were saying one doctor with one hundred eighty nine people with various medical needs. That sounds like there was. There's a lot to be learned from how the the repatriation happened from Japanese soil to US soil and disastrous doctors in particular very small community of disaster infectious disease doctors. We're very transparent and honest with lessons learned because the consequences are so high so we are completely forthcoming with the things that we learned in our bullet treatment units in Africa in our Chinese ice where we saw I patients in on her first cruise ship. Which made the second cruise ship goes so much better. The planes are a problem but remember. This is the first time in the history of history that an team had deployed. Under urgent circumstances for an unprecedent virus that was magnificent. Infectivity in the big priority was to prevent further infections to extricate those Americans who had already been through all of this trauma in stress and were whose lives were at immediate risk from this terrible disease and getting them onto the airplane even though is not the best airplane. That was the right decision. That airplane was available in commercial. Aircraft was not available at that moment in time. It sounds like you..
"cruise industry" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Right lives in Santa Fe New Mexico. She was a passenger on the Grand Princess cruise ship which was finally allowed to dock in Oakland California on March eighth now several days before that Dr Michael Callahan was on the government that was leading the evacuation of the grand princess. And he's with us now and Dr Kellyanne. I understand that just getting on board. The ship was kind of a challenge for you. How'd you do that? Oh Hello magazine. So the grand princess was very different operation than the diamond Princess Japan. The princess was parked off the coast of San Francisco. Forty seventy miles out to sea so the first part of that interesting operation was actually getting out there with a brand new team and training them on the way for infection control practices. It was pretty unusual so you were training them while you were like you just like in a smaller boat heading out to this cruise ship. That was seventy miles off the coast and you were doing infectious disease control trading at the same time yes autism. It seems the emergency response operations. The US government here. The heroes of the disaster medical assistance teams used to being put into harm's way and to being asked to improvise and do just in time training. So here we took their conventional training usually has suits for chemical exposures and flipped them into actions disease protection training using self contained air handling systems notice peppers. These very new and yes. That training happened on the bouncing deck of a small Coast Guard cutter moving through deep ocean. Water it was pretty interesting. Okay so in normal circumstances these vast cruise ships are usually allowed to come into port. There's a gang way that comes down. People WALK ON AND OFF. But you said do you on a Coast Guard cutter sort of bouncing sees. How did you actually get on board the ship so this was not part of the deal? The deal was to go out there and Chris Card Cutter and be transferred to another ship and then be lifted up in. The Davis is actually a lifeboat or a very big motorized lifeboat. That would move us over to the grand princess we would hook into cables and be lifted to the tenth story and then Walk Peacefully and safely onto the ship. But now that did not happen. What happened well. Because of the High swells and because of the urgency of this operation. The team was asked to proceed and into to we call them. Blue water crossings. With really means is jumping from the coast guard cutter to a bobbing lifeboat which its distance will increased from four to ten feet. So you got a time that job quite carefully and then we moved about a kilometer about a half mile over to the grand and then there was another bluewater crossing. This also was not in the original plan but they lowered a ladder down from an open door and then my team had to make a second jump quite risky jump between the lifeboat and the side of the cruise ship and then climb up that ladder. All while wearing our our special containment suits which have slippery. Booties and restrict our fuel. Division jumps across the from from deck two Depp deck. I'm counting three ships now then then to a ladder and you climbed up the side of a cruise ship while wearing essentially what looks like has mad gear and that was all just to get on board the D- The grand princess correct is very breathy. Very exciting breath. You're a man of Of pithy expression Dr Callahan of I should tell folks that Dr Callahan is the Director of clinical translation vaccine in immunotherapy that union therapy center at the Massachusetts General Hospital and he participated in medical evacuations of both the diamond princess and the Grand Princess cruise ships. And we'll talk about the diamond princess in a couple of minutes but regarding the grand princes since that was the one in. Us waters. Dr Callahan when you first got on board after that heroin crossing just to get on the ship. What did you and your team. I see Will we view these shifts as hot zones? And that's why we have to board the ship in our protective equipment in our papers. The air handling units and we're completely covered and we noted that the crew of course did not have access to the personal protective equipment. Certainly not at the level and the conditions are as reported elsewhere quite crowded so our first order because we do follow maritime law is introduce ourselves to the caption and to receive permission to start delivering medical pair to triage and to really move quite quickly through a huge population of over three thousand passengers and crew. And and so you moving through quite quickly to do to do what you say. Test to introduce yourself to assess the how the coroner measures that were being put in place Disaster Infectious Disease. Practice is all about throughput. It's all about the steady focused separation of patients from those that are critically ill. That's infected in ill those that are infected with symptoms. Those are presumed infected. Because they're in the same state room or cabinet an infected passenger usually a family member and those that have reduced risk superimposed. On all this. Are there other medical problems such as immune suppression being elderly having Lung Disease? All of this has to be put into the calculation so we have to be quite pointed in user experience from International Kobe. Nineteen outbreaks to to really move through these patients between four and seven minutes per patient through the hundreds and hundreds of patients. Well as you know. It's well over two thousand five hundred on the grand princess so that's a lot of moving fast with just a couple of teams so the the grandparents has had set sail for its second voyage on. February twenty first that was the day that Caroline who heard from earlier got on board and I think the response teams in your response teams at least didn't get onboard until well into March so the the the virus had been circulating on the ship for some time I mean. Did you find deceased passengers? When you got on board almost definitely the grand princess had a shorter period of incubation what we call the acceleration phase of the infection as it moves very quickly. It hits a certain population of infectivity rate. We call it and then it just takes off so the grand princess was just beginning the acceleration rate of that infection. So there are really just you know. Just over amid one hundred eighty. I believe in fact at the end of it all. And and so these these people who had deceased they were just in their in their cabins. The bodies in the cab. Yes and so when you open those cabin doors and this would also be the crew members deep deep below you had to basically quickly do a verbal exam a cursory physical exam making sure that you did not infect your team your disaster medical assistance team members or the crew that was assisting you in the introductions and then quickly sort them and let them know what's ahead. We'll Dr Callahan. Stand by here for a.
"cruise industry" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Would caution contained offensive language. Especially if you speak Dutch. Twelve not hearing. Thanks for listening. See You tomorrow in most languages saying someone has. An illness is generally at diagnosis. But in touch it's more likely to be insulting. The word cancer sufferer in Dutch conquer liar is a strong insult. I can't say the word in English that would be improper translation to communicate how strong that is because it would be acceptable on the radio. Matt Steinke loss is the economists Europe correspondent. But it's one of a long list of disease related profanities that they use in Dutch. So someone you don't want around you might tell to typhus off Opti Fisher or you could tell them to get consumption. Kaif tearing there are some radishes. Experien- ones that still continue to exist. Dutch like in the Sixteenth Century people in England might have called someone of a poxy bitch and you can still say that in Dutch folktales. Going damned long way is a clear nines which means cholera and and so forth. Well to an English speaker that sounds it. Sounds very different. Do you have any other languages of this? shellman quality. They're actually a fair number of languages. That have a few diseased based swear words. Apparently in Polish you can say cholera as a swear word in Vietnamese. For Damn you say jet which just means death but Dutch has an unusually deep vocabulary of disease related. Swear words and you can put them together so you can say kyko tearing Feces Fowler. Polka tastes like go. Get THE PLAGUE. You dirty filthy poxy bitch And the commonality here. Is that in all cultures. Swear words are linked to taboos and normally those would be sex or excrement religion and that's true in. Dutch to there are a lot of Dutch words that are similar to the equivalents in English. But the the swear words that are based on extra mints or SEX TENDED TO BE SOFTER. So you can say kite in. Dutch but it doesn't mean the same thing as similar sounding word in English dies. It's much softer. You can use it in semi polite company and the word horror for example is an insult in Dutch as well but last autumn when the Rapper Lil Klina had a beef with pop singer named Anouk he went with the harsher insult. Conquer were which means cancer horror. Now this sounds like fantastic terrain for linguists to pour over to theorize about. Are they come up with any theories as to why duchess ended up with so many disease based curses? One theory is that it has something to do with calvinism. Which is the very puritanical strain of protestantism that took hold on the Netherlands in sixteenth century. And the interesting thing about calvinism. Is that it shifts. The Focus Holiness from the afterlife to dislike because in Calvinism. People believe that. If you're going to go to heaven that will reveal itself in this life as superior hygiene spirit health more wealth and so forth so if an older language you might have said God damn it and that would have been a very strong curse in the ship's calvinism. Goddamn it becomes less powerful and you start to want to curse with things in this life that revealed your corrupt nature in this life like a disease. So it's it's almost as if these terrible swearwords role mice the theoretical advance to the colonists. Well the Calvin is definitely see it that way but you know it does explain why but this carries an extra kind of religious wound up society but there are some other theories as well for why the. Dutch disease based swear words. One theory is there is one other language that linguists know of that has a really rich Boo Caballero of disease based swearword which you can combined with each other and that is Yiddish and the Jews had a significant presence in the Netherlands and also loaned a lot of Schwartz to two regular Dutch language. That's one possibility. The second possibility is called the frequency hypothesis among linguists. And that's simply that it caught on and kept on spreading sort of like a virus. And we're already starting to see that some Dutch kids are cursing each other out by calling each other Corona idiots right. Well I think my the better part with scrupulous politeness. So we'll just say thank you very much time.
"cruise industry" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Not as if there were no debate. There's a very emotional debate by sweeter standards but yes so many predict that Sweden will eventually follow written sooner rather than later and tightened restrictions to and. It's actually already started so days ago. They closed the biggest ski resort which also can open until recently and do we have any evidence yet about how well this is actually working if you look at the statistics so far compared with neighboring countries say Norway Denmark. Can we say anything about whether this has been successful unsuccessful? Well so far. Sweden has a relatively low of infections. And a relatively low mortality. It's also related to the ways. Swedes live it's a very big country that sparsely populated more than one. Half of Swedish households are single person households. Swedes still hug or kiss much like unlike southern Europeans. So they're sort of a genetic predisposition to self isolate or at least two to distance socially which probably helped to keep you both rate of infection and of course serious illnesses quite low but but it has been increasing has been an upward trend. And that's why people are getting increasingly worried. What's the reaction been among the Swedish public more? Broadly I mean. He's been beginning to rise over the past couple of days been criticism from medical professionals but by and large how of Swedes thought about the government's reaction to the crisis so far the public has been largely supportive so that a service that show that the government policy is backed by the majority of the population. Another important feature of the Swedish social contract is that there's a lot of trust so the state is trusted by citizens. The State Trust is citizens and citizens trust each other so when something seems to make sense as obviously these recommendation Stewart. These new rules. People will just trust. That's right thing and do it and do it in a very disciplined way. But of course as all countries estimate of infection and the death toll vises. I think that will be more difficult to reverse course and that's happening and I think if the prime minister realize he's really losing support of the population. At Large he will change calls now as you mentioned at the beginning of our conversation over the past day or say the Swedish government has tighten things up a bit closing ski resort. It's asked people not to travel in rush hour. People not to visit relatives over. Easter is the beginning of a much more marked tightening in other words G. Think Sweden over the next few days over the next few weeks is going to fall in line. With the rest of your. I think the next two weeks will be decisive and depending on how the Bay defection mortality develops. I think there's a strong chance that Sweden will follow the rest of Europe and basically more or less locked down the the economy. Maybe they will follow the German model. Were for instance. You can still go out as much as you like. And you're basically free to move around as long as you're on your own just with one person. I doubt it will be as strict as France or Italy but I think it will probably be stricter.
"cruise industry" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day
"As you can imagine. The Corona virus has hit the cruise ship. Industry really hard. The federal government is advising people not to go on a cruise and passengers who got stuck on ships with an outbreak of shared experiences of being quarantined in tiny rooms. Not Knowing when they'd be able to go home as NPR's Chris. Arnold reports people who've booked a cruiser. Now trying to figure out what to do. Linda Nell Bandy is scheduled to go on a cruise ship in April to Bermuda. She and her husband recently got married. They're combining their families and taking their five teenagers on. This cruise was supposed to be their first big trip together. The kids were excited. He's super excited. And it was a lot of build up over the last couple of months talking about it planning it and then current buyers the trip was a big expense six thousand dollars so as the outbreak spread. They've been grappling with what to do. They didn't want to wreck. A great vacation of the odds. Were really small that there even be a problem definitely agonizing being a bad parent. Because you're you're buying into panic or hysteria or you being a bad parent because you're bringing into a situation that maybe in retrospect you be like what was I thinking but now many cruise ship companies are trying to reassure customers that they don't need to panic and cancel now. They can wait to see what happens with this outbreak and they can even cancel just a few days before their crews and get credit for another trip later. Lifted Obama and got an email explaining that from Norwegian cruise. Line this past weekend it was a relief and definitely left us with a very warm and fuzzy feeling towards the Cruise. Line as far as what? The right decision is Dr Anthony. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He spoke to NPR on this program yesterday and said since elderly people and people with underlying health problems are particularly vulnerable to this corona virus. Those people should take special precautions. You don't travel you. Don't go to very crowded places particularly you. Don't get on a cruise ship because what we've seen what happened with the cruise ship. What's happened so far is several cruise ships outbreaks and had to quarantine passengers some stricken passengers died after contracting the virus. The State Department issued an advisory on Sunday saying people in general quote should not travel by cruise ship. I was very shocked and disappointed. I think it's it's too far extreme. Stewart Sheron is worked in the cruising travel industry for thirty years and books cruises for people through his website called the cruise guy. He says to warn elderly people in those medical conditions seems reasonable but to tell everybody to stay off cruise ships. Says he'd go on a cruise today right now. There are hundreds of ships sailing around the world that are not having any issues. The Cruise Line Industry Association says the ships are taking special precautions including screening people for a fever before allowing them to start a cruise and some people are deciding that the risk seems small and his worth taking others are of course canceling or trying to Ashley. Manning is a nurse practitioner in Knoxville Tennessee. She's decided to cancel her. Crew's coming up in ten days to the Mexican Riviera on Carnival cruise line. I've called Delta canceled our flights. They were non-refundable tickets. They automatically refunded everything without even a question but getting through the carnival. I was on the phone for about three hours yesterday. Kept calling in. It just never goes to anybody and just as a voice recording and then. It'll disconnect you and you think you're still on the line carnival says it's ramping up staffing but as any seasoned traveler knows when everyone calls it once it's hard to get through so if you are going to cancel your crews. Don't leave it until the very last minute Chris Arnold NPR names..
"cruise industry" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Cruise industry execs in a deal to enhance screening for coronavirus pence adding this advice seniors with serious underlying health conditions or chronic health conditions those Americans should avoid any activities that might unnecessarily expose them to the corona virus there's already one cruise ship off the coast of San Francisco the diamond princess quarantine with more testing for coronavirus scheduled twenty one on board including crew members tested positive so far as about potential issues with another cruise ship off the coast of California vice president pence confirms the U. S. was tracking a ship that may have shared crew with the diamond princess for the grand princess hence making a stop in the past hour or so to president trump's golf resort Mar a Lago in Florida ahead of the president's dinner with Brazil's president York's governor updating in the past hour was more clear the virus cases in the state at least eighty nine most in Westchester just north of New York City where about two dozen cases are connected to one person governor Andrew Cuomo says be careful in places like nursing homes where viruses can spread easily so we are hyper cautious about nursing homes assisted living facilities senior housing etcetera and over drivers confirmed with corona viruses new York's mayor bill de Blasio over says once alerted by public health officials it removed the driver's access to the app and will continue working with officials uber says the driver was not licensed to pick up anybody in New York City the American conservative union says one of its attendees at the conservative political action conference last week outside DC has tested positive for covert nineteen group says the attendee had no interaction with the president or vice president who we were there you're listening to ABC news are they canceling or not renewing your insurance call it straight insurance is the biggest and the best call one eight eight eight five one one seven seven two two or visit is straight insurance dot com from the Austrian insurance traffic center and are sold for the roadways are starting to get a lot better Broward county had the earlier crash ninety five north bound by TV Boulevard that one has been cleared up shouldn't be many delays occur in the area Dade County I ninety five southbound we did have a broken down vehicle right by the airport expressway it was blocking the right lane everything looks like it's all cleared up and the leaves are starting to thin out there as well due to express lane construction you might be having a slow crawl if you're going on I ninety five north bound up to Broward county your available in forty minutes on March with only every three or six ten W. Y. O. D. we have sunshine continue through this Saturday will be windy at times with a high of seventy three tonight clouds will move in with a low of sixty three then cloudy tomorrow with gusty winds from the east to northeast and high seventy four with updates round the clock on South Florida severe weather station on the weather channel Jeff Morrow.
"cruise industry" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Spending time with us the cruise industry may have some reputation damage to conducts after how the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on a couple of chips the western dam arrived in Cambodia you'll recall allowed passengers to disembark after days of circling the city but over the weekend an American passenger tested positive for the virus raising concerns that infected passengers were dispersing across Asia then there was the diamond princess anchored off the coast of Japan where passengers were quarantined for two weeks the virus spread to more than six hundred of the thirty seven hundred on board both of those ships are owned by carnival so what now analysis from al degree dole president of north sixth agency communications and social media firm in New York al how do you see it Carter was gonna have a problem here and it's gonna be a major problem because they're being associated their cruise line is being associate with corona virus the coronavirus something good come out of the news reports record a virus and the fact that they're taking on passengers now that they were cruising in that area of the taking of passengers who are being quarantined on the ship it's not a it's you know it's it's not a great place to be for them for brand standpoint because it starts to call into question you know what's what's the impact of having quarantine passengers who have either have or haven't I have not been yet detected as having coronavirus on ships of theirs so my sense is they should have been over communicating from the very beginning and they weren't and that's not a good situation for them to be in right now from a consumer standpoint do we hold all cruise lines are all cruise operators accountable or do we want to win on carnival and say I'm not not sealing carnival anymore like how does that work no I think the court about the carnival is just is one symptom of this whole issue I think it really is a call to action to allow the crew to a court cruise lines to say what are you doing on an ongoing basis within your cruise line for from a height Jeanne stamp point mcclemon this standpoint from a detection standpoint all of those issues are going to be raised now because you know god forbid somebody who had yet been detected across the virus jumped on another cruise line and then eventually when they got the port they were found as having the disease so you know the cruise industry has had issues before with the customer experience and customer issues they need to be out ahead of that a bomb but if I'm a real Caribbean upon many of these other cruise lines that are out there I'm really starting to talk about what they do on an ongoing basis within their ship environment with their staff with their with their crew with their passengers to make sure that there's no outside kind of influences coming into the cabin bar because you're here you are on a on a cruise in your kind of isolated together be it you know all the cloud deck or in the cabins are in dining rooms and then you've got to step their crew there you know you're going to be sort of the questions are gonna start to come up now for other cruise lines so the former cruise right now I'm doing everything I can from a PR standpoint to be out there talking not about the court of wires which is talking about what you do to make sure that your cruise lines would be split queen and that you have a level of safety built into your ongoing way which you engage with passengers that protects them from any kind of issue like this speak with al del Guido he's president of north sixth agency a communications and social media firm in New York talk about the cruise industry in corona virus one of those crisis response meetings like for carnival right now yeah it's not pleasant I think with their store to see obviously is people who were planning on doing taking your cruise anywhere within the whole fleet of where they're going we're starting to have second guessed well maybe you'll go on the cruise maybe we'll go to a different cruise lines so they're probably taking you see the significant cancellation hit our people are very books cruises so they have those crisis meetings or what we say right now to make sure that people understand that the issue whatever issue there has been is isolated just in the Asia Pacific region and just to several ships they've got to do everything possible to just kind of block walls and and isolate those cruises no ships as opposed to every other ship that they have in their plea going to other destinations because it's just that the passengers that are in the room those are booking cruises are going to come to marry all of this with with other you know destinations and cruise cruise ships and everything else they have to be out of the outlook for this dramatically quickly and then they move as quick as they should have they should have been out there saying it's isolated to the water damage isolated to these different ships and that's it and here's what we're gonna do with those ships once they come into port and people disembark we're going those are you get those ships in the port north port what more balls and then they're going to be you know clean like you would never clean the ship over before so there's no issue at all they haven't done all that so put in their crisis meetings that's what they talk about the messaging they want to get out to the public to the press to the consumer to the children of booking a trip that was the idea they're isolated situations with isolated ships it does not it ever anything to do with regular cruise with our cruise destinations that have been there for you L. L. degree president of north sixth agency in New York twenty two minutes now.
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"Smaller ships more interesting i ten varies amazing service and the finest cuisine at sea you know i was actually working in the hawaii market i was working for runaway tours and prior to that pleasant hawaiian holidays which you all know so i was traveling quite a bit to hawaii and i saw an opportunity in the cruise market in the early nineties and switched over to doing the cruise side of things so what i do is i represent the cruise line and my clients are travel agents and so that's what i do is i work with travel agent i educate them on my product but then they also invite me to do consumer shows and whatnot so that i can introduce oceana cruises to the general public as we've talked about and we both have quite a bit of history in the in the cruise business and i loved my time six years in the cruise industry i was in my twenties it was a it's still to this day when the one of the most phenomenal times of my life and i loved it so very much and that's why i'm so excited and enthused used when we have our communities we have opportunities like this and when he both of us knowing the business so well this is so unique and what you are providing through oceana and also with our dear friend jeanette nonstop this is unbelievable not only the luxury and the quality but the value wendy is just that's right that's right and you know another thing i think that that is a wonderful opportunity that all of your guests out there have is the fact that we're including the airfare to be complementary from honolulu and i have to tell you i just now while i was waiting on hold and listening to your commercials i decided to do a search to see what the airfare would cost if you were to just purchase an airline ticket from honolulu going into niece monte carlo and the returning from barcelona on the dates that you would need it fifteen forty four per person so it's a an amazing amazing value there i've shared that in the past as taking doing exactly as you did and the thing is as we know as time gets closer summertime energy costs we all know that that price could in fact go up dramatically so the savings and the value will increase with what folks have available now wendy can we chat about the.