Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY Published 1:24 a.m. ET March 23, 2020 | Updated 1:34 a.m. ET March 23, 2020CLOSE A study analyzed the coronavirus outbreak aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Video ElephantCarnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald defends his company’s response during the coronavirus outbreak and insists that cruising did not place passengers in a risky environment.During an “Axios on HBO” interview that aired Sunday, Donald, head of the parent company for Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line, deflected blame for continuing cruises despite the growing threat of the virus outbreak, now a pandemic.”20/20 hindsight, could everyone have done something sooner? Perhaps,” said Donald. “But it was an evolving, learning situation.”More: Major cruise lines suspend worldwide operationsThe Diamond Princess has been referred to as an “a floating epidemiological disaster” after it carried an infected passenger part way on its journey before returning to its home port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Feb. 3. After what began as a 14-day quarantine, 705 people on the ship were infected with coronavirus when all disembarked March 1.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on March 8 that Americans, especially those with underlying heath conditions, “should not travel by cruise ship” because there was an “increased risk of infection


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