posted on Nov, 1 2003 @ 02:52 PM
I would think this would be the most logical course of action. Why send a ship with 400 sick out of 2800, back to sea? Aren't more passengers
likely to get sick on the way to Gibraltar?
The ship did dock in Greece and an excursion was planned there, but the Greek Health Ministry decided to keep the passengers on.
Well the news footage I saw taken in Greece showed the ship moored close to shore, not docked, with access (by the authorities) by boat.
Why send a ship with 400 sick out of 2800 back to sea?
Simple answer. Any of the rest of the 'unsick' could be infected but not showing symptoms yet, and If you let any infected people ashore, you're
risking spreading the virus to the local population. That way you could end up with 28000 cases.
As I said before, my local hospital had to virtually close it's doors to the public because of the same virus. We're not just talking a bad case of
the squats. This stuff spreads like wildfire and can kill. I know what I'd say if I were a Harbourmaster and they asked to dock in my port.
The latest news is that there appear to be no new infections, and it looks as if they'll be allowed to disembark when they reach Gibraltar anyhow.
A lot of people gonna be doin' a lot of suin' !