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They should quarantine these kooks for being insane…

The Church of Scientology’s cruise ship, the Freewinds, has been quarantined at the port of St. Lucia after the local government learned of a confirmed case of measles on board.

The Freewinds reportedly has 300 passengers and crewmembers on board, and one female passenger has been diagnosed with measles. St. Lucia’s coast guard confirmed the vessel’s identity to American media.

The government of St. Lucia has explained that the quarantine is a precautionary measure. “There are outbreaks of measles [in America] largely because persons have not taken the vaccine,” said St. Lucia’s chief medical officer, Dr. Merlene Fredericks, in a videotaped address. She noted that measles is highly contagious, and said that after extensive deliberations, “we thought it prudent that we quarantine the ship.” Read on.