Hi Jay Herring, and Welcome to Cruise-Chat!
Thanks for an inside perspective on this. I agree these so called virus outbreaks are way over blown by an over zealous news media wanting a story. This circumstance is a little different though than the common Norovirus. This was a case of controlling a new strain of flu possibly being brought in to U.S. by cruise ships visiting Mexico. While I agree this situation is being over exaggerated, I think the proper steps were taken by the cruise lines at this time. My thinking is after further evaluation of this new strain of flu, the ships will return to visiting the ports in a short while.