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Ruby Princess Cruise Ship Returns to San Francisco With COVID-Infected Passengers

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Ruby Princess docked in San Francisco following a 10-day cruise to Mexico early Thursday with several passengers aboard who have tested positive for COVID-19, cruise line officials have confirmed.

San Francisco port officials said under a local health mandate, the Ruby Princess crew had randomly tested 25% of all passengers debarking at San Francisco. Among those 12 tested positive.

“All individuals are either asymptomatic or experiencing mild symptoms,” port officials said. “No passenger has required medical attention and no hospitalization is needed. Per the (mandate), Princess cruises has provided private transport and quarantine accommodations.”

The mandate was put together in agreement with the port, San Francisco public health and the cruise lines that use the city as a destination.

In an email to KPIX 5, the cruise line said the “guests who tested positive will either return home via their personal vehicles or be taken to hotels coordinated in advance for quarantine.”

After all passengers depart the vessel on Thursday morning it was scheduled to load up another group of passengers and leave later Thursday on another 10-day cruise to Mexico.

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that all 92 ships with passengers have met the threshold for investigation by the public health agency.

In every case, the CDC said, it has either started an investigation or has investigated and continues to observe cruises. The agency has warned all travelers, including those who are vaccinated, to avoid cruise ships.

“Avoid cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status,” the CDC posted on its website. “Even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants. The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads easily between people in close quarters on board ships, and the chance of getting COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high, even if you are fully vaccinated and have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.”

The advice came after the agency said the number of cases skyrocketed from 162 in the first two weeks of December to 5,013 between Dec. 15 and 29.

Original Post: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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Prior Infection, Vaccines Provide Best Protection From COVID

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A new study that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19.

Original Article: seattletimes.com

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UPDATE: 2 Pedestrians Killed, 1 Hurt in Horrific San Jose Collision

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Two pedestrians were killed and another injured Tuesday night after they were struck crossing Almaden Expressway in San Jose.

According to San Jose police, officers responded to the area of Almaden Expressway and Foxworthy Ave. for a traffic collision involving a vehicle and three pedestrians at approximately 8:24 p.m.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2017 Toyota sedan was traveling northbound on Almaden Expressway in the No. 1 lane in the area of Foxworthy Ave.

The Toyota then struck three adult pedestrians who were crossing Almaden Expressway outside of any marked crosswalk. The pedestrians were crossing from the west side towards the east side of the expressway.

The investigation has also revealed that the vehicle had a green light at the intersection.

Two male pedestrians were transported to local hospitals where they were pronounced dead. A third female victim suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. The identity of the victims will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office after their next of kin are notified.

The driver, who also sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital, was cooperating with the investigation. There was no indication of drug or alcohol influence.

San Jose police said it was the 6th fatal collision and victims number 6 and 7 of 2022. This is also the 4th and 5th pedestrian fatalities of 2022.

Anyone with information on this investigation is urged to contact Detective Templeman #3566 of the San José Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.

Original Post: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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US Faces Wave of Omicron Deaths in Coming Weeks, Models Say

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The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, yet COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing. Deaths could top 1 million by early spring. “It unfortunately is going to get worse before it gets better,” an epidemiologist said.

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