Still today these poor people are on a giant petri dish of a virulent disease while waiting for evacuation.
Are we saying there aren’t enough resources to quarantine a few thousand people off the ship while testing them.
Trump has already stated his preference to let them stay on there (until they are all infected, perhaps?). Fortunately, he is letting others make the humanitarian decision.
“I have great experts, including the vice president … they would like to have the people come off,” Trump said, saying he wants the passengers to stay idling off the coast of California. “I would rather have the people stay. But I’d go with them. I told them to make the final decision.”
“I don’t need the numbers to double because of one ship,”
But that was last Thursday. In that amount of time, all could have been tested and many if not all moved ashore for monitoring. That is, if we really wanted to help them and made a pretty good effort. Yes, it would take a lot of resources to do safely. But if we can’t handle this, what can we handle?
Confined quarters, recirculating air and coronavirus are made for each other.