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Coronavirus is able to anchor the US Navy

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The combat effectiveness of the US Navy may be at risk due to the rapid spread of coronavirus among personnel. Over the past 2 days, the number of patients on the aircraft carrier of the US Navy "Theodore Roosevelt" increased from 3 to 25 people.


The Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt has been in the US Navy since October 1986. The regular number of the ship's crew is 3200 people, plus 2480 more people - in aviation subdivisions (the aircraft carrier can accommodate 90 aircraft and helicopters).

On Tuesday March 24, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Navy Thomas Modley officially announced that on board the aircraft carrier, three crew members fell ill with COVID-19. Two days have passed. The number of sick sailors increased to 25 people - eight times.

It is possible that in reality far more military personnel fell ill. It’s just that the US Navy command will in any case try to play down the incidence statistics so as not to flaunt the problems on navy. After all, potential US adversaries in the Asia-Pacific region, namely China and North Korea, are closely watching any processes in the US Navy.

"Theodore Roosevelt" - not the only ship of the US Navy, where an outbreak is recorded. Thus, sailors who became infected with coronavirus appeared on the LHD-4 “Boxer” large aircraft carrier landing ship. Its crew totals 1200 people and all of them are now at risk of infection.

There are sick people on the destroyer of the Arly Burke series DDG-114 Ralph Johnson, a ship only launched in 2017 with 340 crew members. On the warship of the coastal zone LCS-4 USS "Coronado" is also sick. All of these ships are located at the bases of the US Navy on the west coast of the country.

The Pentagon admit that they do not quite understand what to do in the context of the spread of the epidemic on the ships of the US Navy. A ship is an enclosed space, the chances of getting there are very high, but at the same time it is very difficult to deal with an epidemic if it caught a crew while sailing on the high seas.

So far, the US military has requested more than $ 8 billion from the US budget. This money will go, including equipping the medical parts of ships with mechanical ventilation devices, purchasing tests for COVID-19 and equipping special quarantine boxes on board the ships.

In any case, the coronavirus is already affecting the combat effectiveness of the American naval forces, especially those ships that are in the Asia-Pacific region. It is possible that due to quarantine measures, most of the American ships will soon be parked at naval bases, and the crews will be “locked up” without the right to go ashore until the epidemic recession.


By the way, in a no less dangerous situation were members of the US Army and Air Force, who serve in the US forces in Europe. Currently, the total number of US troops in Europe is approximately 72 thousand people.

A week ago, General Tod Walters, commander of the European Command (EUCOM) of the United States, reported 35 cases of coronavirus infection in the US troops stationed in European countries. The most difficult situation with coronavirus, by the way, is observed in Italy, Spain and Germany, where a large number of US military are deployed and key US Army bases are located in Europe.

Now it is the United States that is in first place in the world in the number of coronavirus infected. At the same time, according to the World Health Organization, the pace of distribution of coronavirus in the United States has significantly accelerated. Therefore, it is not surprising that the epidemic covers not only the civilian population, but also the personnel of the armed forces.
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  1. novel66
    novel66 27 March 2020 10: 03 New
    +6
    so that's what it was all about! put the hegemon on a joke!
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 27 March 2020 10: 15 New
      +1
      Quote: novel xnumx
      so that's what it was all about! put the hegemon on a joke!

      Coming events can break many, but I hope not Russia with its thousand-year experience of quitting.
      1. Ilya-spb
        Ilya-spb 28 March 2020 18: 59 New
        0
        So the Americans need it!

        It was their God who punished for the arms race.
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 27 March 2020 12: 17 New
      -2
      Quote: novel xnumx
      Coronavirus is able to anchor the US Navy

      Alas, not only. And aviation, and trains, and intercity for a month ..... all over the world ...... recourse
      Well, and then how it spins, it works! ... fellow
      And shaw, from the Black Sea, too, drifted? recourse
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 27 March 2020 10: 04 New
    +4
    A few ships stationed at bases are not the entire fleet. And ships and submarines in military campaigns are already self-insulated, and with an "iron" guarantee. So, I think it's too early to write off the "partners" fleet. ...
    1. Olgovich
      Olgovich 27 March 2020 10: 15 New
      +6
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      And ships and submarines in military campaigns are already self-isolated, and with an "iron" guarantee

      if they didn’t set sail already with the infection ....
      so
      The Pentagon admits that don't quite understandwhat to do in the context of the spread of the epidemic on ships of the US Navy. A ship is an enclosed space, the chances of getting there are very high, but at the same time it is very difficult to deal with an epidemic if it caught a crew while sailing in open sea.
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 27 March 2020 10: 19 New
        +1
        Open kingstones and flood, boats and boats should not be lowered.
    2. maidan.izrailovich
      maidan.izrailovich 27 March 2020 10: 44 New
      +1
      Several ships standing at the bases, ....

      "Theodore Roosevelt" at sea.
      March 24, acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modley said three cases of a new type of coronavirus have been detected on board the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. He noted that these are the first cases of infection on a ship that is located on combat duty at sea.

      https://regnum.ru/news/2897040.html
  3. prior
    prior 27 March 2020 10: 06 New
    13
    To say that the news of the spread of coronavirus among American sailors upset me means to cheat impudently and cynically ...
    Boomerang knows his job.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 27 March 2020 10: 17 New
      +1
      Quote: prior
      Boomerang knows his job.


      Not aptly, but skillfully neglected,need to mark yes
    2. Nemchinov Vl
      Nemchinov Vl 27 March 2020 11: 19 New
      0
      Yeah, because, -
      Quote: prior
      Boomerang knows his job.
      (yes and God Rogue marks). lol
      Two days have passed. The number of sick sailors increased to 25 people - eight times.
      belay
      "Theodore Roosevelt" is not the only ship of the US Navy where an outbreak of the disease is recorded ... All of these ships are located at the bases of the US Navy on the west coast of the country.
      request TOFu will be a little easier ?!
      in the pacific
      what .
      The Pentagon admit that they do not quite understand what to do in the context of the spread of the epidemic on the ships of the US Navy. A ship is an enclosed space, the chances of getting there are very high, but at the same time it is very difficult to deal with an epidemic if it caught a crew while sailing on the high seas.
      winked
    3. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 27 March 2020 12: 55 New
      +4
      it means brazenly and cynically to lie ... "
      You are not the only one here so "frank and compassionate")
  4. Olgovich
    Olgovich 27 March 2020 10: 12 New
    +2
    Therefore, it is not surprising that the epidemic covers not only the civilian population, but also the personnel of the armed forces.

    the Pentagon said it would only give overall the number of sick servicemen, without breaking down, so that "no one could determine .... where the army is weaker" (that was the meaning) request
  5. NordUral
    NordUral 27 March 2020 10: 17 New
    +1
    Yes, even to the bottom, he was tired of the whole world for a long time.
  6. dzvero
    dzvero 27 March 2020 10: 22 New
    0
    Cases, ah ... Kakba the military in the world will not have to live in gas masks 24/7 ...
  7. knn54
    knn54 27 March 2020 10: 24 New
    +3
    The aircraft carrier is not really disinfected. The sailors will now begin to shy away from each other. The airplanes must be "tied up". And then you sneeze, and the helmet will not understand so well, with all the consequences.
    I would sue the seamen on the actions (or rather, inaction) of the fleet’s leadership.
  8. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 27 March 2020 12: 45 New
    +7
    I understand your joy, dear the same peoplebut looking at the neighbor’s house burning, at least, without wasting time, pump water into your barrels, check hoses, pumps, and hooks. After all, even you yourself smoke quite tangibly.
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 27 March 2020 12: 59 New
      -6
      without wasting time, pump water into your barrels, check hoses, pumps, hooks.
      We have already "pumped up and prepared" for a long time. That is why we "worry" about the "neighbor" close to our hearts
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 27 March 2020 13: 24 New
        +4
        Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
        We have already "pumped up and prepared"

        "Blessed is he who believes, warmly to him in the world!" (C) hi
        1. Andrei Nikolaevich
          Andrei Nikolaevich 27 March 2020 13: 31 New
          -2
          Yes, I understand .. but what to do?
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 27 March 2020 13: 44 New
            +1
            Do not indulge, observe quarantine measures and restrictions (in other words, avoid unnecessary contacts, wash your hands.) For now, that's all. hi
            The time has come when just sitting on the couch you can save humanity. laughing
            1. Andrei Nikolaevich
              Andrei Nikolaevich 27 March 2020 13: 50 New
              0
              I saved him (humanity) as I could: put things in order in the garage, painted, everything that can be painted)
              1. A. Privalov
                A. Privalov 27 March 2020 14: 11 New
                -1
                Excellent! As our warrant officer Chepiga said: "You can recover and have a smoke!" In other words, take care of yourself and your loved ones for the period of possible quarantine. I don’t know what the situation is with the supply and delivery in your area, but it’s good to have some food supplies at home for a couple of weeks. Bottled water, detergents, long-term vegetables. No fanaticism or exaggeration. Measure is good in everything. Stock up on good books, pump up movies so that you don't depend on Internet traffic, buy toys for your children / grandchildren so that you can while away the time. Something like that.
                In our area, quarantine measures are being tightened. I’ve been in this mode for 5 days. I wish you from the heart to protect yourself from this misfortune! drinks hi
                1. Andrei Nikolaevich
                  Andrei Nikolaevich 27 March 2020 14: 42 New
                  +1
                  What-what and the products in the house are a dime a dozen. Mother-in-law passes from the village, periodically. Tomorrow again in the morning I will go to the garage and carry out a thorough dry cleaning of the cabin, manually. Anything to do, just not to sit around and not hang out anywhere. Thanks for the tip. And to you, all the best.
            2. Kisa
              Kisa 27 March 2020 15: 04 New
              0
              Yes, and the sofa is no longer helping. half a million right now, an infectious type officially.
              "The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating at an exponential rate. The first 100 cases took 000 days. The second - 67 days. The third 11 took only 100 days. The fourth - only 000 days. Without aggressive action in all countries, millions can die," said the head of WHO.
              I don’t want to piss, but at such a pace it will soon be a million a day
      2. Liam
        Liam 27 March 2020 13: 35 New
        +2
        Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
        without wasting time, pump water into your barrels, check hoses, pumps, hooks.
        We have already "pumped up and prepared" for a long time. That is why we "worry" about the "neighbor" close to our hearts

        In Russia, more than 145 thousand people are currently under medical supervision because of suspected coronavirus. This was reported on the website of Rospotrebnadzor
        It will not be difficult to explain what the term "suspected coronavirus" means. And why this term and this figure appeared.
        1. nPuBaTuP
          nPuBaTuP 27 March 2020 22: 32 New
          0
          Contacted with infected
      3. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
        Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 27 March 2020 23: 53 New
        +1
        What did you pump up and prepare? Moscow already has a hotbed, but there is no quarantine. Peter is next in line.
    2. Tank hard
      Tank hard 27 March 2020 20: 49 New
      -1
      Quote: A. Privalov
      but looking at the neighbor’s house burning,

      Are you talking about the USA?
  9. Uncle Izya
    Uncle Izya 27 March 2020 12: 55 New
    -1
    And in the EU, it is better that the affairs of Italy and Spain did not help someone from the partners in the camp Russian help, and the Poles probably didn’t miss from overseas
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 March 2020 13: 09 New
    +2
    I wish I was worried about the pinstripes, well, they’ll get on a joke and to hell with them, at least for the rest of my life.
  11. bubalik
    bubalik 27 March 2020 13: 20 New
    +5
    The Pentagon admit that they do not quite understand what to do in the context of the spread of the epidemic on the ships of the US Navy. A ship is an enclosed space

    ,, out in Israel:
    For quarantine, submarines and missile corvettes of the Navy of the Israel Defense Forces were sent to the sea for long periods.
    All crews were checked for the presence of patients before departure and were found ready for multi-day missions.
    At the same time, the crews of ships that have not yet gone to sea are completely isolated from the personnel of the naval bases.
    In case of breakdowns, ships at sea are prohibited from returning to the port and ordered to carry out repairs on their own. It will be possible to replenish supplies only at the end of the voyage.
  12. ser56
    ser56 27 March 2020 13: 52 New
    +2
    it turned out that the US fleet is not ready for a bacteriological war ... request and the Russian fleet?
  13. honest people
    honest people 27 March 2020 15: 05 New
    0
    Quote: A. Privalov
    I understand your joy, dear the same peoplebut looking at the neighbor’s house burning, at least, without wasting time, pump water into your barrels, check hoses, pumps, and hooks. After all, even you yourself smoke quite tangibly.

    And interestingly, do the karmlebots have immunity to caronovirus? laughing
  14. Ali Kokand
    Ali Kokand 27 March 2020 16: 47 New
    0
    Several years ago, the youngest son on his computer showed the American TV series "The Last Ship" or "Last Ship" I don't remember exactly. And there, according to the plot, a corvette or destroyer that survived the pandemic, is already developing a vaccine and Russian nuclear cruisers in the easy wins, beauty. In general, a new version of Noah's ark. And here the whole fleet doesn't know what to do? Maybe Hollywood will ask? Everyone there knows for sure.
    1. nPuBaTuP
      nPuBaTuP 27 March 2020 22: 37 New
      +1
      Watched this movie
      Everything is correctly described there ... But not on the mattresses on the ship (after all, there are supermen), but on the Russian cruiser
      A few days and everyone is sick ... For a closed ecosystem ... Or how to call it right
  15. Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 28 March 2020 16: 48 New
    0
    Trump democrats felled in all ways ...