During a 2014 Key West mayor candidate forum broadcasted by Pirate Radio in Key West, I said visitors to Key West are not told that the ocean there is full of MRSA bacteria and is not safe to swim or dive in, if you have a nick or scrape on your skin. Key West native and Incumbent Mayor Craig Cates then said I was wrong, Key West waters are clean and beautiful.
During my time living in Key West and the Florida Keys, 2000-2018, I heard stories of offshore fishermen coming across large patches of food wastes and raw sewerage floating on the ocean.
The beaches in Key West and the rest of the Florida Keys often displayed warnings that the water was contaminated with fecal bacteria.
(1) No bacteria can survive iodine. Acquire from a pharmacy a light-resistant bottle of red iodine and a small jar of petroleum jelly. Use a spoon or knife to remove a small scoop of the jelly from its container. Fill the resulting hole with the red iodine. Close the iodine bottle. Try not to get iodine on your fingers, because it will stain them brown. Use a toothpick or a thin knife to poke the jelly and red iodine until they merge and the concoction is deep pink throughout. Apply that concoction 3-4 times a day to the MRSA sore. After each use, make sure the container lid is closed tight and stored in a dark, cool place, because light and heat cause iodine to loose its efficiency.(2) Acquire oil of oregano from a health food store or online, and apply that, also, a few times a day to the MRSA store.
* Limit the number of people disembarking from cruise ships to 1,500 a day
* Limit the capacity of ships that can call at Key West to 1,300 people* Give priority to ships with the best environmental and health safety records.
“cleaner” was to be measured two ways:
* By a ship’s scores by the Vessel Sanitation Program from the Centers for Disease Control.* By its records of environmental violations.