• Tom Drake

Miami Herald Editorial Backs Del Rio Over DeSantis

The Herald Board thinks that DeSantis should mind his own business.

On the subject of mandatory vaccine requirements, The Miami Herald Editorial Section on Friday made it very clear that they think that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio is right and Florida Governor DeSantis is wrong. Del Rio on CNBC's Final Call on Thursday made it clear that if his ships are not allowed to require all guests to be vaccinated, he will take his business somewhere else.

His desire that all guests have a jab is in direct conflict with a new Florida law that makes decision illegal. The Herald Editorial Board agrees with Del Rio and wrote on Friday that "what Del Rio's company wants to do is reasonable and right. If Norwegian wants to be sure its ships are safe, why on earth is the Government of Florida getting in the way."

Miami Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava also weighed in on this matter, “Preventing private cruise companies from setting policies to keep customers and workers safe puts Floridians’ lives needlessly at risk, and is contrary to the free enterprise that makes this country great... This isn’t about politics; it’s about the livelihoods of so many families who have already struggled so much this year. I urge the Governor: Don’t stand in the way of the safe restart of cruising – a cornerstone of our regional and state economy.”

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