From Washington Examiner :
“DeSantis and the cruise industry may seem like they are at odds, but in reality, they need one another. Floridians need jobs, and cruise operators who have been hemorrhaging money for over a year need passengers. The question is, who will blink first?” Ashley Nunes, director of competition policy at the R Street Institute, told the Washington Examiner.
Based on Nunes’s handicapping of the lawsuit, it could be Florida that blinks first.
“The CDC is likely to prevail here, given that these cruise ships aren’t departing the U.S. and disembarking their passengers elsewhere. Passengers board in the United States and come back to the U.S., which makes COVID spread post-cruise a legitimate issue for the CDC,” Nunes said.
- “Washington Examiner”: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ron-desantis-and-florida-are-going-head-to-head-with-the-cruise-ship-industry-and-the-cdc