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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:25 PM

COVID-19 among troops jumped almost 60 percent this week, as their rate surpasses the U.S. at large

Source: Military Times

Meghann Myers


There are 227 cases of coronavirus among active duty service members, according to Defense Department data as of Wednesday morning, up from 133 on Monday. The number of recoveries has also risen, the data shows, with 19 troops returned to duty total, 15, since Monday.

That figure puts service member cases at about 175 per million troops. The rate is higher than the U.S. at large which according to the CDC is sitting at 135 per million as of Wednesday. And while no troops have died from COVID-19, the overall U.S. death rate is sitting slightly above 1 percent.

“You take prudent measures as best you can given the situation you’re in,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper told troops Tuesday in a virtual town hall live streamed from the Pentagon, when asked about social distancing to prevent the virus’ spread. “If you can avoid putting a large number of people in small rooms, you should do it.”

The higher infection rate among troops could possibly be explained by geography ― a soldier stationed in Korea was the first active duty service member diagnosed, followed soon by a sailor who had recently visited Italy.

Read more: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/03/25/covid-19-among-troops-have-jumped-almost-60-percent-this-week-as-their-rate-surpasses-the-us-at-large/



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I wonder if orange fatnixon has figured out what to do next..............since he is there commander n chief...............and is only about his rating for re-election and economics when he stands at the podium and babbles like an idiot....................


November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough....................................

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Reply COVID-19 among troops jumped almost 60 percent this week, as their rate surpasses the U.S. at large (Original post)
turbinetree Mar 25 OP
NurseJackie Mar 25 #1
turbinetree Mar 25 #2
LastDemocratInSC Mar 25 #7
Massacure Mar 25 #9
LastDemocratInSC Mar 25 #10
EarthFirst Mar 25 #3
NurseJackie Mar 25 #4
turbinetree Mar 25 #5
EarthFirst Mar 25 #6
Igel Mar 26 #12
Grokenstein Mar 25 #8
keithbvadu2 Mar 25 #11
Igel Mar 26 #13

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:29 PM

1. Close quarters... I'm not surprised.

How are our submariners doing?

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:30 PM

2. Nothing as of yet.....................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:34 PM

7. How would we know about those currently at sea?

I think they don't transmit any messages. Let's hope for the best.

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Response to LastDemocratInSC (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:32 PM

9. submarines are effectively quarantined by several hundred feet of water.

As long as they left port prior to about two weeks ago they are fine. It also wouldn't surprise me if the navy quarantines patrol crews for nuclear submarines 14 days before they are due to begin patrol.

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Response to Massacure (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:49 PM

10. Very good points. Thank you.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:31 PM

3. Does anyone else believe this is information that might be better kept quietly?

Acknowledge that there are positive cases within the armed services; however the numbers; which branches; bases; length of delay on movements & deployments; etc. should probably be a national security issue I would imagine...

We’re kinda in a vulnerable position.

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:35 PM

4. That means the true numbers are probably worse.

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:36 PM

5. National Security has been compromised over 3 years ago with the twit(s) in charge

and this issue just exposes what is happening...................he really needs to be impeached again, this is absolutely inexcusable ...........................we the public do not hear and see much of this in the main stream news and this is just outrageous...................................snippets here and there...................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:39 PM

6. Right.

You’re not wrong there.

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:22 AM

12. It's bad.

That means we have grounds to help make it even worse.

No, I don't like that conclusion.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:42 PM

8. Generalissimo Corpulente, tomorrow:

"They're just doing this to make me fail! I WANT MY PARADE!! THANK ME!!"

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:14 PM

11. Trump's parade

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:25 AM

13. By geography, vagaries of testing regimes,

closed quarters and closer monitoring.

Military: "Soldier, you don't look well. Report to the dispensary." "Yes, sir."

Wuhan: "Citizen, you don't look well. Report for inspection." "Yes!"

New York City: "Hey, you, you don't look well. Go see a doctor." "Eff off, cop, stop profiling me--I got my rights."

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