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DeSantis grilled on cruise industry after bill signing in South Florida





Major cruise lines are getting ready to set sail soon, but they still face a big battle in Florida over vaccinations.

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  1. The CDC issues "recommendations" not "rules." We seem to have forgotten that.

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  2. Love it! If you want to get the vaccine, you should have nothing to worry about!

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  3. Make it a $2500 cruise for 1 person.$2000 discount with proof of vac…

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  4. HE IS A LIAR !! THE JUDGE SLAMMED HIM

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  5. More biased reporting…. Boy they hate this country so much.

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  6. Whiney Ronnie—very simple to fix-we realize you have no common sense and are nothing more then the Orange Emperors puppet but all you have to do moron is delay your start date from July 2021 to July 2022 but your not that smart.

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  7. "Deathsantis was upset that he didn’t get his way in mediation, and he’s clearly coming out banging his chest and throwing out as many talking points that his base will approve of," Winkleman said. "The CDC's goal is simply to get people cruising safely. Gov. DeSantis' goal is, 'How do I kowtow to my base to best position myself in 2024?'"

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  8. I will not get on a cruise ship that does not require vaccinations. Sailing from California is easy and vaccinated.

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  9. There are people who've made trillions out of this turmoil who want a second bite of the cherry

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  10. How about any cruiser that gets COVID can sue the state of Florida for a million dollars?

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  11. So, the governor protecting 21.5 million residents from having to disclose medical information is being unreasonable but companies being able to use medical information to discriminate against people is not.. If the cruise lines don't like it move your ports, no one is forcing then to stay here.

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  12. So his rules are the superior of the land? He's still blocking the cruise industry over his opinion. Not any different than the CDC.

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  13. I wish he'd take a long walk off a short pier or someone would push him off…into a nice big family of alligators.

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  14. DeSandhead is simply a Trumpanzee. Thug in a suit. Casey and the kids have more brains.

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  15. Kick back.

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  16. What will happen is that Florida sailings will become super spreader events. Let’s see what The Governor says when that happens. This is just more head in the sand like the previous White House administration, more hubris and stupidity.

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  17. I hope ignorance doesn’t prevail but seeing most of these comments I am disappointed…….😔 in Americans letting businesses impede on your rights as US Citizens and wanting your rights taken away smh 🤦‍♂️ NO VACCINATIONS SHOULD BE REQUIRED ITS OUR CHOICE!

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  18. Another example of Republicans abandoning a core belief. This time, the concept of 'laissez-faire' = government needs to be "hands off" when it comes to private business decisions. The cruise lines are not only following CDC guidance, they are determining their own timelines. They can NOT afford to shut down again. If the reopening is not executed intelligently and thousands of people get sick, it may very well be the death knell of the industry. They know this and this is why the BUSINESS OWNERS are taking every precaution to avoid such a situation. DeSantis is risking an economic catastrophe that will most certainly befall Florida if the $Billions of dollars in handsome annual revenue from the cruise-related industries in Florida are left in the dust when the lines pull anchor from Florida's shores and take their business elsewhere. Not only will the State budget be impacted, but ALL of the businesses in proximity to the ports of Florida that rely on the Cruise Industry for the bulk of their profits – both big but especially small businesses – will be devastated. Such a scenario will be akin to the State being blasted from all sides by one successive CAT 5 hurricane after another, over and over, during a single season. In reality, there are three major cruise lines and ALL THREE have a major presence in Florida ports – and that's not even counting Disney Cruises! Take the Cruise Industry away and Florida will become the next Kentucky, a state that has always taken from the federal budget more than it has ever contributed. VOTE OUT MORONIC POLITICIANS LIKE DESANTIS!

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  19. Fly to countries in Africa or S. America, and you will be required to have Yellow Fever vaccine and show proof. Covid vaccine proof should be allowed if countries on the ship's itinerary requires them. No different than asking for Yellow Fever vaccination proof.

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  20. And what is going to happen when one or more of the countries on the cruise itinerary requires vaccination proof?

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  21. But I'm all the appeal and all that is done everything will be back to normal anyway we're on the last legs of the virus as it is CDC should not have any power like that

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  22. leave up to individual business to make the decisions. NO GOVERNMENT rules, including Florida

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  23. So CDC and cruise industry must change their rules because he is an A-Hole

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  24. I am not going on a cruise in which people are NOT vaccinated. Are they nuts? They're people from all over the world and is he going to be responsible for a huge breakout while on the cruise?

    No common sense!

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  25. You have to show vaccinations for your child in order for them to attend school. Should be no difference with being vaccinated for Covid

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  26. I must have missed the “grilling”

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  27. Grilled???? Media going full force to destroy him

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  28. I don't know if anyone uses this argument in court but the state of Florida Has a law That a healthcare professional or police officer Has the ability To obtain your health records And question And suspend your licence To safely drive a car
    The reasoning is Public safety PeopleThat may be prone to heart attacks and other health issues If you don't hand over your health care records you lose your licence Is absolutely no exception for privacy
    Isn't that the same thing the cruise lines are Are doing protecting public safety

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  29. “grilled” wow so edgelord.. dummy’s

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  30. Solution: The cruise lines can increase cruise prices by $500 and offer a $500 "discount" to those that are vaccinated.

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  31. Hey lazy reporter, if the lawsuit was all that why did the cruise industry NOT join it or even file a friend of the court brief?

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  32. I can't believe they let him say this nonsense he lit a fire?🤣😂

    Wannabe Trump

    The vaccine distribution lit the fire. Desantis pissed on it with this silly lawsuit and the dumb law

    His interference has slowed down the restart by at least a month

    These lazy reporters need to start doing some basic homework and stop just reading press releases

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  33. He's conflating two separate issues and the reporter is uninformed on his game

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