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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:21 PM

Crewmember on Navy hospital ship Comfort tests positive for coronavirus

Source: ABC News

A crew member aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has tested positive for novel coronavirus and is currently in isolation aboard the ship that is currently docked in New York City, according to a U.S. Navy statement.

The news comes on the same day that the hospital ship was designated to begin treating COVID-19 patients in New York City, a reversal from the earlier policy that it could only treat patients not infected with the coronavirus.

"There is no impact to Comfort’s mission, and this will not affect the ability for Comfort to receive patients," according to the Navy statement. "The ship is following protocols and taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of all crewmembers and patients on board."

"The crew member had no contact with patients," the statement said.



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:27 PM

1. Apparently

Comfort's mission is to sit there & not do a fkn thing to help NY!🤬

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:33 PM

3. The purpose of the one in L.A.'s port (Mercy), is not to treat the COVID-19 patients,

but to treat patients who need help with other emergencies: car accidents, etc—freeing up all other hospitals for COVID-19.
It may the be the same thing with Mercy. That's why it's scary: patients without the virus are being brought there.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:35 PM

4. Does Mercy have any patients onboars?

Last I saw, Comfort had between 3 & 20. Differing reports. Dump made procedure so complex, that ship is useless, from what I saw online.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:37 PM

6. Oh. I didn't know about Trump being involved with any of that. Thanks.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:02 AM

10. Maybe? Of course terms were set by Sect. of Navy, but he's a toadie so just did drumpfs' bidding.

They don't want to help, just provide photo=ops and pretend to be doing something good while actually hurting.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:24 AM

8. They're not freeing up jack shit. It's Hurricane Maria all over again.

They will see such a narrow range of conditions that hardly anyone is on board from the local patient population.

From WaPo:

“Taunting cruelty.” “An abomination.” “Smoke and mirrors.”

Such were the choice words many on social media had Thursday for the U.S.N.S. Comfort, a much-hyped Navy ship sent to Manhattan to relieve the city’s overburdened hospitals as they grapple with the coronavirus.

Yet of 1,000 available beds aboard the vessel, the New York Times revealed, only three patients had actually been allowed onboard. Strict rules were meant to keep coronavirus patients — or people with one of 49 other medical conditions — from being treated onboard, where an outbreak could spread quickly.

Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, pointed out that a nearly identical situation played out after Hurricane Maria. The Comfort, sent to relieve the U.S. territory’s hospitals, only treated a few patients daily.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/02/coronavirus-latest-news/#link-2KN5TV6M6BBMPH2FWFGAVUABEY

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:31 PM

2. Yep. There was no way that marvelous ship was going to remain covid-free, assuming it ever was

in the first place.

Glad the crew member had no contact with patients, but - well, it’s a ship. This virus loves it some ship.

Lorda mercy and all best wishes

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:36 PM

5. Why didn't they test the entire crew beforehand? Test shortage or something?

(Article says crew member left port asymptomatic, meaning they didn't test everyone.)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:50 AM

7. It is taking on coronavirus patients from NY and NJ as of today.

https://www.newsmax.com/us/comfort/2020/04/06/id/961640/


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The USNS Comfort is now being used for COVID-19 patients.

President Donald Trump confirmed in his daily briefing that he’d called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier Monday to let him know that the USNS Comfort can now be used for COVID-19 patients.


“We’re going to let him do it,” said Trump, adding that the ship will will be used for patients from both New York and New Jersey.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:33 AM

9. This shows exactly why more TESTING is imperative

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