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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:24 PM

DeSantis sues CDC over cruise restrictions

Source: Axios

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday announced he has filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, demanding cruise ships be "reopened immediately."

Why it matters: The CDC issued new guidance this week to allow cruise ships to begin trial runs before returning to normal operations. But DeSantis wants the cruises — which are a large industry in coastal Florida — to be allowed to resume immediately, the Miami Herald reports.

"We don’t believe the federal government has the right to mothball a major industry for over a year based on very little evidence and very little data. I think we have a great chance for success," DeSantis said on Thursday.

Reality check: Cruises were some of the first super-spreaders for the coronavirus in 2020.




Read more: https://www.axios.com/desantis-sues-cdc-cruises-resume-67b76ca4-70d4-4928-b7c0-b8e28eb62419.html

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Reply DeSantis sues CDC over cruise restrictions (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 8 OP
nykym Apr 8 #1
pandr32 Apr 8 #2
SWBTATTReg Apr 8 #3
SoCalNative Apr 8 #4
brooklynite Apr 8 #5
SoCalNative Apr 8 #6
inwiththenew Apr 8 #7
Lonestarblue Apr 8 #8
oldsoftie Apr 8 #9
FloridaBlues Apr 8 #15
machoneman Apr 8 #10
Shermann Apr 8 #11
FloridaBlues Apr 8 #12
Fla Dem Apr 8 #13
joetheman Apr 8 #14
Warpy Apr 8 #16
Astraea Apr 8 #17
Stallion Apr 8 #18
hibbing Apr 8 #19
liberalgunwilltravel Apr 8 #20
monkeyman1 Apr 8 #21
Mustellus Apr 8 #22

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:25 PM

1. Does he even

have standing in this?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:26 PM

2. What could go wrong?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:28 PM

3. Moron. More concerned w/ his billionaire's pockets than the people cruising. This tells you a lot

about this ignorant FL governor. Money over health, wins every time w/ a republican.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:42 PM

4. My money is

that you'll find Disney's fingers in this, as their cruises leave out of Floriduh.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:43 PM

5. Why wouldn't they file themselves?

They weren't afraid to open Disney World.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:50 PM

6. They didn't have to sue the federal government

to do that. That might be bad PR for Mickey and friends.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 03:29 PM

7. Exactly

This is why businesses donate money to politicians, to get them to do their dirty work for them on issues like this.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 03:34 PM

8. Norwegian Cruise Lines issued a request to restart cruises but said they would require

all passengers and crew to be vaccinated, which means passengers will have to show proof of vaccination. How will DeSantis square his demand for cruise ships to operate with his demand that no one be required to show proof of vaccination? Republicans just never know when to shut up and get out of the way.

The cruise industry will take precautions because none of them want to become the floating disease ships—and morgues—they were last year.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 03:40 PM

9. And i cant WAIT to see my "no vaccine" friend's reaction to the Norwegian news.

He's a "Diamond' member & apparently thats a big deal and he's been chomping at the bit to take advantage of it.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:37 PM

15. Yes I can attest to them being a morgue a good friend had died on the ship locked out of entering fl

Last April she Died while on the ship and they didn't let her companion know of her death until they came on land in Florida almost 2 weeks later. It was just horrible. And I'm sure Desantis knew that people died on this ship.
Im sure many of you read about it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 03:57 PM

10. It's all for show. He can't do squat about ANY of this and he knows it. Spend FL taxpayer money....

...enough you fool on stupid filings you can't win and even R's will vote you of of office.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:24 PM

11. Seems very fitting to me...viral outbreaks on cruises as bookends for the pandemic nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:29 PM

12. He's nuts what right does he have? Doesn't own cruise ships.

Hope he gets laughed out of court.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:33 PM

13. O God, let the cruisers go on their trips.

It'll only prove what a dunce DeSantis is when he won't let them come back to port because they're filled with contagious people.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:35 PM

14. Can we, the people who lost loved one to COVID, counter sue DeSantis and the cruise lines

for being super spreaders if we can prove that the death was a direct result of COVID contracted on a cruise ship out of FL?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:38 PM

16. Sounds like De Satan has been consulting with Dumdum's legal team

While I can see a cruise line suing to have some restrictions eased as the situation allows, I'm pretty sure it's not De Satan's job.

Only Dumdum could have persuaded him that it is.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:49 PM

17. If it only affected them, I'd say

let them go on their plague ships, get sick and die. There are enough idiots in this world; they probably all voted for DeSantis and tRump.

As an aside, I wonder if DeSantis would be first to board?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 05:01 PM

18. Coincidentally, Florida has its Largest Number of Covid Cases Today in Almost 2 months-about 8,000

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:05 PM

19. Paraphrasing Chris Hayes- Republicans are actively promoting the virus n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:11 PM

20. Oops

What happens to DeSantis when Greenberg implicates him in sex trafficking?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:20 PM

21. will be a blast to read.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 07:42 PM

22. In the good old days of sailing ships....

.. and on warships today... any boat that spends more than a week at sea....

Leaving port, everyone catches what everyone else has. And then, when that's over, everyone is very, very healthy. Uncannily healthy. Until you enter port again.

But cruise ships stay out just long enough for the epidemics to spread. Then they return to port, and pick up a new group of people to start a new ship wide epidemic.

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