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A mechanical engineer explains why cruise lines are so prone to spreading the coronavirus and why hospital ships are safer

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Outbreaks of COVID-19 on cruise lines like the Diamond Princess raise questions about how hospital ships will be any better at containing the novel coronavirus.
Two hospital ships are set to dock in New York and Los Angeles as US caseloads surge.
Mechanical engineer, Qinyang Chen, said that the ventilation systems onboard hospital ships make them equipped to contain the virus better than commercial cruise liners.
President Trump suggested that decommissioned cruise lines could be an additional asset if hospital ships aren't enough, which may be a viable option if ventilation issues are...
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Cruise lines, early source of coronavirus infections, out of bailout package

Cruise lines, early source of coronavirus infections, out of bailout package

14 days ago   |   By Washington Post

The industry's trade group, the Cruise Lines International Association, acknowledged Thursday that the major cruise lines weren't included in the package, despite meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and a phone call from Micky Arison, chairman of the Carnival Corp., to President Trump.
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