The coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess cruise ship docked at the Port of Oakland Monday in preparation for thousands of passengers to disembark.
It marks the end of some six days of uncertainty for the 3,500 people aboard the ship, highlighting the stream of misinformation stemming from social media and other mediums.
A passenger from the Grand Princess cruise immediately before the one currently docked in Oakland died of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, in Placer County last week. That cruise docked in San Francisco, but most of the passengers just headed home and self-quarantined, unlike the Grand Princess’ current voyage.
Today on Insight, we’ll dig into the latest on the cruise ship and talk about how to decipher fake news from legitimate news on social platforms. We’re also joined by a passenger currently quarantined on the Grand Princess and two passengers from that previous Grand Princess cruise.Guests
- Grand Princess cruise passenger Denise Morse
- UC Davis Journalism Professor and Academic Director Andy Jones
- Daughter of passenger on the original Grand Princess cruise, Liz
- Passenger on the original Grand Princess cruise, "Mom"