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The USS Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most formidable weapons in the arsenal of the United States Armed Forces. 

The Nimitz-class nuclear power aircraft carrier has a crew of thousands and carries 90 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Its range at sea is only limited by food and supplies.

However, these days it is effectively paralyzed at a port in the US territory of Guam with more than 100 young, healthy sailors and soldiers infected with the novel coronavirus. 

Now, the captain is pleading with Navy officials for resources to prevent the situation from spiraling out of control. (San Francisco Chronicle)

The unusual plea from Capt. Brett Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, came in a letter obtained exclusively by The Chronicle and confirmed by a senior officer on board the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, which has been docked in Guam following a COVID-19 outbreak among the crew of more than 4,000 less than a week ago.

“This will require a political solution but it is the right thing to do,” Crozier wrote. “We are not at war. 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.”

In the four-page letter to senior military officials, Crozier said only a small contingent of infected sailors have been off-boarded. Most of the crew remain aboard the ship, where following official guidelines for 14-day quarantines and social distancing is impossible.

“Due to a warship’s inherent limitations of space, we are not doing this,” Crozier wrote. “The spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating.”

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MediaMike
MediaMike
9 months ago

Is the ship fully immersed in a 5G environment? If so, TURN IT OFF!

LEON
LEON
9 months ago
Reply to  MediaMike

WTF has 5G to do with COVID-19? Does the virus travel through the phones’ signals? Geez, let’s just advertise to the world how dumb you are, Mike!

A. D Roberts
9 months ago
Reply to  MediaMike

When are we going to figure it out. This is not that bad a deal. Of the testing in Texas only 5% of those tested had the disease. Only 20 dead and most of them old. Of those who tested sick, about 100 are in hospitals. The numbers indicate that the situation is NOT that bad but is being hyped by all those who WANT it to be bad.
Stop being jerked around. This is described as a COLD ON STEROIDS.
IF you let them, they will TERRORIZE you.

JMac
JMac
9 months ago

Why isn’t the Gov’t. supplying hydroxychloroquine and Azithromax to these sailors, and using the chloroquine as a PREVENTATIVE for all other soldiers on this ship??? NO MORE PEOPLE NEED TO DIE with all of the drugs we have available to FIGHT THE COVID 19 VIRUS!!! This is so SENSELESS to keep allowing people to DIE!!! COME ON, AMERICA – LET’S GET VOCAL AND DEMAND THE USE OF THESE DRUGS TO SAVE LIVES!!!

richard wadzinski jr
richard wadzinski jr
9 months ago
Reply to  JMac

since the 50′,60′ and the 70’s Nam era veterans have told of the nasty side effects from these anti -malaria along with G.I.’s using the same or different drugs in to the 80’s , 90’s etc to present date !! The GENERAL ORDER to ingest one tablet of chloroquine and one of primaquine every week for the prevention of malaria. We were told that the only side effects were nausea, stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. We were NEVER informed of the more serious side effects of these medications which included heart murmurs, liver and kidney failure as well as irreversible corneal and retinal tissue damage.

Jane
Jane
9 months ago

ChIna had most of the supply and they aren’t exporting it anymore so our labs are ramping up to produce it as fast as they can