CNN interviewed a family who became sick with gastrointestinal illness while sailing aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas.
These passengers (Mom, Dad and two kids), made some interesting comments. They disputed the official statistics reported by the cruise line to the Centers for Disease control (CDC) indicating that only 20% of the passengers were infected.
They believed that a more reasonable estimate is that 80% were infected and 20% were not infected. At some point, they say, the cruise ship’s medical infirmary was over-run with sick passengers. The facility could not process and treat the hundreds of people becoming ill.
The family also said that the cruise line medical personnel "told us to stop coming down" (to the infirmary).
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