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Thu Apr 9, 2020, 04:11 PM

General says coronavirus may affect more Navy ships

Source: AP

WASHINGTON — Pentagon leaders anticipate that the coronavirus may strike more Navy ships at sea after an outbreak aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific infected more than 400 sailors, a top general said Thursday.

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said one member of the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt was hospitalized Thursday in intensive care on Guam, where the carrier has been docked for more than a week. He said 416 crew members are now infected and that 1,164 test results are pending.

“It’s not a good idea to think that the Teddy Roosevelt is a one-of-a-kind issue,” Hyten told a Pentagon news conference. “We have too many ships at sea. … To think that it will never happen again is not a good way to plan.”

The Navy’s top officer, meanwhile, said the biggest problem is the inability to test enough people quickly, including those aboard the USS Nimitz, the next U.S.-based aircraft carrier due to deploy out to sea.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 04:16 PM

1. Gen. Hyten...is this protocol???...beware the pos in the WH...n/t

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 04:30 PM

2. Again,

I ask, how many nuclear subs are currently crippled or out of service entirely due to Trump's Disease?

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:51 PM

6. I think there should be a website

That lists up to the minute totals of troops infected brokendownto battalion level.
It should also list the status of every ship, estimated operation effectiveness and approximate location if at sea.

The entire country and world needs to know

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:47 PM

11. I'm sure our boomers have GPS on them so we can get exact locations of them

Can GPS be used to determine depth? Even if noy, that might be some useful information to be made public.

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Response to Sapient Donkey (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:49 AM

12. GPS can give altitude

So I'm sure it can tell depth.

Perhaps to be extra careful all subs should surface at noon every day. They can broadcast an uncoded all clear with complete ship's status ,just so we know they are ok.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 07:48 AM

14. But they may not be able to communicate.

They could, however, indicate they are okay by painting a large design on the top of their hull that could be easily recognizable by aircraft/satellites. Maybe something like red and white concentric circles would do the trick.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 04:37 PM

3. he's left us defenseless.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:52 PM

8. Isn't that why he was installed? Wonder what the next phase is.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 04:49 PM

4. Lack of testing equipment / supplies is a national security issue

The Navy’s top officer, meanwhile, said the biggest problem is the inability to test enough people quickly,


But that's what Putin and Benedict Donald want -- a crippled Navy.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 05:13 PM

5. Fire all the captains - that'll fix it.

Or at least it will please Trump's boss to sink our naval preparedness.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:50 PM

7. NSS!! Soooo, out of a ship's. Complement of about 4,800, about a third have Eden tested..

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:59 PM

9. I wonder how many sailors have been transferred off the TR in the last three months. Are they

Being contacted? Tested?

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:01 PM

10. Jared could probably handle a Flat Top.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 07:28 AM

13. The 'current commander in chief' totally forgot about USAs crowded together military

as he golfed, rallied and partied with Rand Pauls people at Maralogo? in February/March spreading corona virus in his wake.

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