a reply to: Krakatoa
Well typically being trapped on a cruise ship with infected people is perhaps the worst situation for a non infected person to be in, Air
Conditioning may not always be filtered and so the air could be passed through a communal air conditioning system that may spread air born and aerosol
virus very effectively while the infected have time to become infectious and the uninfected have there potential for contracting such a virus
increased exponentially as a result.
My opinion a Cruise line should disembark passengers from two sister ship's, move seemingly well passengers into isolation AWAY from the plague ship
onto one of these holding ship's and keep those potential carriers in isolation until they are cleared, as a last precautionary measure after this the
people whom still show no sign's of infection should then be moved to a third ship.
Patient's whom recover from the virus should have blood taken and antibody's to the virus that they have developed synthesized and tested with the
best candidates (only those anti body's tailored to attack the virus) being then mass synthesized and given in serum form to infected patient's to
help there body's fight off the virus - though there own immune system may attack the serum antibody's if enough enter there blood stream it may
retard the virus and give them time to recover while a weakened form of the virus (sterile so it is inert and will not infect cell's so will not
reproduce in the body) should then be developed fast and mass cultivated to be given as a viral inoculation to prepare the general populace for the
spread of virus and so when it does get into these population areas the general populace would then have a level of immunity in place to slow down or
even halt it's spread.
Virus mutate and adapt, enough people infected it may be that this new virus could indeed become a new seasonal flu, over time we will develop an
immunity but in the mean time the death toll is going to be massive until the population has both developed and inherited that immune response to this
new flue type virus, that can for us take generations just as it has with ordinary flue which also once killed millions when it first appeared (and
still does but far less than when it was new to our immune systems).
Actually JAPAN is responsible for several death's because of there quarantine method, they should have provided shore based facility's to act in the
manner outlined here for the two ship's with secure areas instead, as a result they have missed a potential to be among the first to develop an
effective method to combat the spread of the virus so have effectively cut off there own noses' to spite there own face as far as there understandable
but incorrect response is concerned, they should NEVER have left uninfected patient's or patent's showing no symptom's and testing negative on board
that ship but should have put them into a two or even three stage secure quarantine for both there own safety and to prevent the very thing there
actions causes, uninfected passengers becoming infected because they were trapped in quarantine on board an infected ship.
Lastly that ship after all has been dealt with should be completely sterilized, not an easy task and it may be better to ground it in a dry dock and
take out soft furnishing's for incineration until the entire vessel is scrubbed stem to stern and it's air conditioning system most importantly.
Either way I assume that the ship's insurance will cover the bill and if not then the cruise line must cough up and pay the costs, they should also
be held accountable for the sickness there passengers have endured since under duty of care they were responsible for the safety of these passengers
(and with Japan's lack of action should themselves have brought in those two other ship's).
Lastly we need to get back to proper health care, real nurses and doctors and proper sanitation which has seemingly slipped into the past these
In the old day's linen's were boiled THREE TIME's, pressed and then returned, every ward had an autoclave (a Very high temperature medical pressure
cooker that was used for sterilization) these day's most cleaning in most hospitals is done by third party company's that simply are not good enough
or rigorous enough.
Quite frankly I am both shocked and saddened by the mistakes that Japan made in there quarantine procedure, they rightly put there own population
first BUT they did so in a manner that has caused and is responsible for several people whom were uninfected actually becoming infected by trapping
them on a plague ship with infected people.
edit on 29-2-2020 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)