To cruise or not to cruise. Loyalists face a dilemma

Infectious disease expert Andrew Noymer speculates that they will also slash prices. “They’ll do that to bring out the risk-takers,” said Noymer, an associate professor of public health at UC Irvine who specializes in mortality and disease prevention. “There will still be ample transmission possibilities onboard,” he added. “I would recommend people not do it. The advice columnist in me says, ‘Don’t go.’” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to]