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COVID-19: Docked aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt pleads for help as cases aboard multiply

1 month ago   |   By National Post

The Pentagon is struggling to stay ahead of the expanding coronavirus pandemic as early missteps start piling up, a scattershot response sows confusion and the Navy is forced to sideline an aircraft carrier.
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‘Sailors do not need to die,' warns captain of coronavirus-hit U.S. aircraft carrier

1 month ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - The captain of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, in a blunt letter confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday, has called on Navy leadership for stronger measures to save the lives of his sailors and stop the spread of the coronavirus aboard the ship.
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US warship captain seeks crew isolation as virus spreads

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus is asking for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore, which would take the warship out of duty in an effort to save lives.
The ship is docked in Guam. In a memo to Navy leaders, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt said the spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating, and said that removing all but 10% of the crew is a “necessary risk” in order to stop the spread of the virus.
U.S. Navy leaders on Tuesday were scrambling to determine how to...
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'Sailors do not need to die': Captain of aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus outbreak begs Navy for more help

'Sailors do not need to die': Captain of aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus outbreak begs Navy for more help

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which was forced into port in Guam due to a coronavirus outbreak, wrote a letter to the Navy on Monday warning that the "the spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating."
"Sailors do not need to die. If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset - our Sailors," Capt. Brett Crozier, the carrier's CO, wrote in the letter exclusively obtained by The San Francisco Chronicle.
He called on the Navy to find rooms off-ship to isolate almost the entire crew, a drastic measure the...
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