The novel coronavirus seems to be here to stay for a while longer. There are all kinds of headlines with various warnings all over the place, and they seem to continue, spreading fear and caution among people.
Avoid cruise ships, says CDC
USA Today Travel notes that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance for travelers who are at increased risk for severe illness from Covid 19 to recommend they avoid cruise ships, regardless of vaccination status.
It’s important to mention the fact that the new guidance applies to older adults, people with certain medical conditions, and pregnant and recently pregnant women.
Before this recent announcement, the agency recommended that only people who were not fully vaccinated against the disease triggered by the novel virus avoid cruise ships.
The US is in the middle of the fourth Covid wave
The same online publication mentioned above notes that the change comes as the U.S. faces its fourth wave of Covid 19, driven by the Delta variant.
As you probably know by now, the Delta variant is the most dangerous and terrifying of them all, and experts are calling it “corona on steroids.”
The Delta Covid variant is ruling all the other strains across the globe these days. It’s already been revealed that the Delta variant is the most dangerous one so far, according to more expert opinions across the globe.
This highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus, which is causing the disease Covid 19, will soon become the dominant strain globally in the upcoming months.
“As of Friday, the country has reported 987,417 new cases and 6,037 virus-related deaths in the past week.”
This is according to data from Johns Hopkins University as cited by the publication.
The CDC’s website revealed that the novel coronavirus could spread easily between people in close quarters on ships; it’s also vital to note that the chance of getting Covid 19 on cruise ships is “high.”