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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:51 PM

Sailor aboard 4th U.S. aircraft carrier tests positive for coronavirus

Source: Politico

Sailor aboard 4th U.S. aircraft carrier tests positive for coronavirus
The positive test makes the Nimitz the Navy's fourth aircraft carrier so far to report a positive case among crew members.

By NATASHA BERTRAND and LARA SELIGMAN
04/07/2020 04:46 PM EDT

A sailor assigned to the USS Nimitz, a Bremerton, Wash.-based aircraft carrier, tested positive for Covid-19 last week after experiencing symptoms while on board the ship, according to three defense officials familiar with the matter.

The positive test makes the Nimitz the Navy's fourth aircraft carrier so far to report a positive case among crew members.

The individual was put into isolation and removed from the ship. Contact tracing or monitoring those who came into contact with the infected sailor was done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the officials said.

Another crew member has also tested positive, but that person has not been onboard the ship, the officials said. The positive cases comes as the ship is getting ready to deploy.


Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/07/coronavirus-sailor-aircraft-carrier-navy-nimitz-173210

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:39 PM

1. From the article:

Two other carriers the USS Ronald Reagan undergoing maintenance in Japan, and the USS Carl Vinson undergoing maintenance in Puget Sound have also reported positive cases.


(If I may be snarky, it won't be the first disease associated with the Reagan.....)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:05 AM

2. Hooly mooley. If they pull these four, there's still eight more, more than the rest of the world ...

combined. And not all of those are nuclear in both senses.

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:04 AM

3. Are they allowing these sailors to wear masks?

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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:11 AM

4. So what's Trump going to do? Fire all of our aircraft carrier commanders?

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