U.S. Navy captain calls for evacuation of infected U.S. aircraft carrier

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U.S. Navy captain calls for evacuation of infected U.S. aircraft carrier
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1 April 2020
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Washington, April 1 (RHC)-- In Guam, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt pleaded with U.S. Navy officials to allow thousands of sailors to disembark to prevent the spread of the coronavirus aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, where more than 100 sailors have tested positive. 

Captain Brett Crozier warned in a letter to the Navy’s Pacific Fleet: “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.” 

CNN reports sailors aboard a second U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, have also tested positive.

Edited by Ed Newman

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