See inside cruise ship called ‘floating prison’


The Diamond Princess cruise ship has been quarantined off the coast of Yokohama, near Tokyo, since February 4. Rebecca Frasure, who has tested positive for coronavirus, is one of 428 US citizens aboard the ship. CNN's Will Ripley reports. #CNN #News

80 Comments on "See inside cruise ship called ‘floating prison’"

  1. Jiren The Gray | February 7, 2020 at 10:53 AM | Reply

    Imagine if they didn’t stop that ship.

  2. Linda F Maseko | February 7, 2020 at 11:02 AM | Reply

    In times like these, I see the benifits of being broke and staying home.

  3. Catch me NOT taking a cruise in Asia while there’s a pandemic…

    • queenbeethatme100 | February 7, 2020 at 5:27 PM | Reply

      @Kaiza More like, they try to run away and do not think they are infected

    • Mitchell Deliman | February 7, 2020 at 6:50 PM | Reply

      @Kaiza What, just because everything is manufactured there now, with a predictable increase in prosperity, are they socially responsible? Their leaders care more about image. Ask the Chinese doctor who had a spark of enlightenment. Ask him what his gut feelings were about the virus. Ask him how why it was more important to act than to consult government officials and trust them. Oh wait, nevermind, he is dead.

    • Mitchell Deliman | February 7, 2020 at 6:59 PM | Reply

      @Lightning Driver Not even a little cruise on a little boat?

    • Mitchell Deliman | February 7, 2020 at 7:15 PM | Reply

      @treesrNB The cruise industry reminds us there has never been a disease outbreak on a cruise ship. They are not floating incubators full of petri dish rooms.☣

    • I wouldn’t cruise anywhere. Fly either, and glad I don’t have to.

  4. What a bad luck for all people on the cruise ships.

  5. Bless her heart. Nothing “possibly” about it.

  6. That one lady with the balcony has good insurance damn but none of that matters now

  7. Fertile Mistro | February 7, 2020 at 11:14 AM | Reply

    Okay so her husband for sure is getting it as they are both there in close contact and neither are wearing a mask

    • Fertile Mistro too late wear masks .

    • queenbeethatme100 | February 7, 2020 at 6:09 PM | Reply

      Hate to break it to you and every other non scientist. 2 things:

      A. Look at a porcelain plate. A virus can pass through the pores in a plate. Regular surgical masks can not stop viral infiltration. A mask needs either a 0.5 micron filter or should be made from 0.5 micron fiber..or a HEPA filter.

      B. 1 cough by 1 infected person will spew millions of microscopic particles in the air.

      An AC in a ship, or bldg, or hospital or home can circulate throughout the ship within 24 to 48 hours.

      Keeping the potentially infected on a ship of infected almost guarantee exposure of the virus to everyone on the ship.

      Fever is not a sign of initial infection. It is a sign of a body fighting the infection AFTER incubation.

      So the fact is, by the time ANYONE has been infected FOR A WHILE , you get coughing and other symptoms.

      Immunosuppressed, those with autoimmune respiratory diseases. Infants and the elderly are the most likely to be in serious danger.

      Immunosuppressed includes people with allergies, arthritis, diabetes. HIV positive, Cancer patients, those who have had transplants or who are taking steroids.

      Had both husband and wife had on reg masks, most likely since all flu viruses are airborne, both would have it.

      Also if anyone preparing food is a carrier, they can spread it.

      The most early way to detect a virus is before viral multiplication. (Symptoms show after a virus multiplies enough for the body to realize it is a threat)

      By then, some viruses have already colonized vulnerable areas.

      Every person should get an antibody titer for this virus. It will indicate exposure sooner than a fever or cough.

      I suspect most deaths are due to secondary infections.

      This means a person is fighting the virus, another bacteria, mycopathogen or virus moves in.

      These are often hard to treat (esp some viral pneumonias and mycotic pathogens)

    • queenbeethatme100 | February 7, 2020 at 6:09 PM | Reply

      @Federico Barrio Linares the actual mortality rate is supposedly less than 5%.

    • queenbeethatme100 | February 7, 2020 at 6:13 PM | Reply

      @Fertile Mistro All flu viruses are airborne. The virus can EASILY pass through a regular surgical mask, float in the air or be transported in the BILLIONS, any where on the ship within a day.

      Influenza viruses are ALL airborne, they can spread through contact but also through just breathing.

  8. For years, cruise ships, a place with high population density, have been an ideal environment for transmission of viruses.

  9. That’s terrifying. Imagine many of these people are going to get fired from using all their PTO. God I’d freak out

  10. If you believe Johns Hopkins and their very well researched model, there are now over 300,000 infected in China alone.

    • And the real death rate is likewise mind boggling – north of 25000.

    • @S Martin The mortality rate has varied between 11 and 16 percent. If we stay with the lowest, then there have likely been more than 33,000. That is as of about two days ago. So, it could be 100,000 by now.

    • Dr Campbell from John Hopkins has a video series on his channel that is pretty informative. John Hopkins is estimating that the real death toll is around 6,000 and cases around 303,000, with a doubling rate of every 6.4 days. His list of numbers just gets more and more disturbing.

    • The death rate has been like 2 percent. Where are you getting this information?

    • @kim weaver On the 1st / 2nd February ( a week ago), Tencent (huge Chinese company) apparently ‘leaked’ the number of deaths at around 25,000 although they have now denied that these numbers were correct. Tencent needs to stay on good terms with the Chinese government which may account for their denials.

  11. Tripled from 20 to 61 affected people in one night? Jesus Christ

    • Danielle Adair | February 7, 2020 at 12:28 PM | Reply

      Viral replication is fast. That’s why plague, Spanish flu, and Bird flu killed so many.

    • @Danielle Adair The plague is a bacterial infection.

    • U STAR 116 they didn’t even test them all yet lol only like 200 and 61 came back positive

    • queenbeethatme100 | February 7, 2020 at 6:16 PM | Reply

      It just means these people were already infected. If temp and a cough are used to determine the sick, many were infected from 3 to 7 days before they got a temp.

      Only an antibody titer would have discovered the virus sooner.

  12. Nathaniel Millar | February 7, 2020 at 11:24 AM | Reply

    American wife AND husband have carona virus

  13. Sorry to those who got affected with Coronavirus. God bless those passengers.

    • Barbara McCormack | February 7, 2020 at 1:16 PM | Reply

      @Kevin Lee What these people who are so cynical, don’t realize is, if this virus can be transmitted person to person, it can also be transmitted through coughing and sneezing droplets. The whole world is at risk now, because it’s in so many Countries. People keep spreading it because it take at least 14 days before symptoms appear. Lord have mercy.

    • Barbara McCormack | February 7, 2020 at 1:30 PM | Reply

      JMP Cali….. 👍

    • EARTH IS seriously FLAT | February 7, 2020 at 2:36 PM | Reply

      Just learn about the MMS protocol of Jim Humble and avoid vaccinations be smarter

    • @Kevin Lee Probably prays for money and for their football team to win as well.

    • @Barbara McCormack We’re cynical of religion. Not of science.

  14. If all of us realize that life is like a walking shadow a mere player upon the stage of life, we will all be humble and reduce staying on our imaginary high horses ✌🏾

  15. Teresa Atchley | February 7, 2020 at 11:31 AM | Reply

    The Chinese doctor who sounded the warning in December and has now died of the virus…😔

  16. Go on a cruise, they said… it will be fun, they said….

  17. This is why I have never stepped foot on a cruise ship, and I never will.

    • Man shut up I’m sure this situation never crossed your mind before this virus. I understand fear of sinking but fear of a pandemic lol shut up stop it.

    • Nah. A deadly outbreak isn’t neede for that. Plain ol’ norovirus will keep me off a cruise ship.

    • Vladimir Spazojevic | February 7, 2020 at 6:50 PM | Reply

      Getting sick is a fairly common part of the cruise experience, and this isn’t the first time a quarantined cruise ship has been in the headlines, for obvious reasons.

    • never wanted to and never will

    • With those who have died and gone missing on cruise ships, the ship collisions, flu outbreaks, accidents and crimes on and off the ship, I just don’t understand why anyone would want to go anywhere near those things. Now of all things they’re becoming a floating prison. Sometimes the best thing one can do is stay home and enjoy the coffee.

  18. Yet another reason not to go on a cruise.

  19. Gabriel Suarez | February 7, 2020 at 11:55 AM | Reply

    I don’t care if they’re Americans keep them away from the US till this blows over.

  20. Crisis extraction that’s new.

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