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US air base on Guam Island infected with coronavirus

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35 U.S. military personnel serving at Andersen Strategic Air Base on Guam Island were infected with COVID-19. All of them belong to the unit that arrived at the base at the end of May.


This was reported today by the command of the air base.

According to the commander of the 36th air wing, Brigadier General Gentry Boswell, the first case was revealed on June 12. But what kind of unit suffered from an outbreak of infection, pilots or technology, he did not specify, citing reasons for secrecy.

The island of Guam belongs to the United States and is located in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. It is of strategic importance to the US Armed Forces.

In late March, the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who had previously flared up an epidemic, arrived here. As it turned out later, of the 4800 sailors who served here, nearly a quarter became infected with the coronavirus. According to unofficial data, more than half. The ship was sanitized, the team was in quarantine, and then by the end of May with the crew of Theodore Roosevelt left Guam.

Presumably, the ship's crew picked up COVID-19 in the Vietnamese port of Danang, where he called at the beginning of March. But in Vietnam itself this version is rejected.

Now special attention in the world has begun to be paid to protecting the armed forces from a new coronavirus infection. For example, the Israeli defense industry has been actively engaged in the development of means of combating COVID-19, which are not only used domestically, but also actively exported.
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  1. Theodore
    Theodore 22 June 2020 17: 34 New
    +5
    And it was not required to destroy ..........
    1. SS-18
      SS-18 22 June 2020 17: 58 New
      15
      for guarantee, it’s necessary to walk around Guam with a napalm .. otherwise this COVID-19 is a tenacious infection.
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 22 June 2020 18: 27 New
        +2
        Heard, syphilis bacilli are a good vaccine. They kill COVID-19.
        It would be necessary to experiment in Guam.
      2. Beby
        Beby 22 June 2020 19: 55 New
        +3
        Quote: SS-18
        for guarantee, it’s necessary to walk around Guam with a napalm .. otherwise this COVID-19 is a tenacious infection.
        Well, what kind of barbarism do you suggest: “napalm” ... “walk” ... Well, how will it not flow everywhere and not all infection will burn out?
        RHBZ for a sharp and guaranteed disinfection of the area has long had special machines: TOS-1 (A) are called. If you really need to, rent out to interested parties - and they disinfect them. Well, they bring money at the same time. winked
        1. SS-18
          SS-18 22 June 2020 23: 29 New
          +6
          you think I got excited ??))
      3. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 22 June 2020 21: 09 New
        +4
        Quote: SS-18
        for guarantee, it’s necessary to walk around Guam with a napalm .. otherwise this COVID-19 is a tenacious infection.

        For prophylaxis against COVID-19, or in terms of sterilization from a mattress infection?
        1. SS-18
          SS-18 22 June 2020 23: 28 New
          +9
          I think for prevention from both of these misfortunes !! treat, so treat)
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 22 June 2020 23: 30 New
            +3
            Quote: SS-18
            I think for prevention from both of these misfortunes !! treat, so treat)

            Immediately clear, serious approach to business hi
          2. Atlant-1164
            Atlant-1164 22 June 2020 23: 34 New
            +3
            you are right, half measures will not help here .. the doctor said napalm .. then napalm.
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 22 June 2020 18: 59 New
      0
      it is the Chinese that infected the jellyfish, those when bathing
      1. DymOk_v_dYmke
        DymOk_v_dYmke 23 June 2020 00: 29 New
        0
        Quote: antivirus
        it is the Chinese that infected the jellyfish, those when bathing

        Do not enter into ... contact with jellyfish laughing
  2. Cowbra
    Cowbra 22 June 2020 18: 01 New
    +2
    So, I remember, there was a commentator for Theodore Roosevelt. I do not remember. how many out of over one and a half thousand flippers stuck together? Well, after all, they got infected -aaaa! SARS is banal SARS !!! Zadolbali you with your panic
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  3. domashniy domovoy
    domashniy domovoy 22 June 2020 18: 02 New
    -5
    And now for joy to smack and jump out of his pants, there’s a world-wide sensational news.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 22 June 2020 18: 28 New
      +3
      Well, do not cry now?
    2. Max Lebedev
      Max Lebedev 24 June 2020 18: 58 New
      +1
      Quote: domashniy domovoy
      And now what joy to harry

      Urrrrry bully fool
  4. Mouse
    Mouse 22 June 2020 18: 08 New
    +2
    In late March, the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who had previously flared up an epidemic, arrived here.

    Going around here ....
    They spread it ...
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 22 June 2020 18: 38 New
      +2
      I remember reading the humoresque in the 80s. I remembered. Locksmith: The Americans invented the spacecraft. And there are tons of syudy on it. The ship is called Shastol. And these are reached.
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 22 June 2020 18: 09 New
    +1
    Everything went smoothly, the caronovirus gave up. And then two blacks were killed and away we go. Now the coronovirus has rushed up amid riots. I suspect this is not the last base. And this is definitely not us.
  6. Poetry
    Poetry 22 June 2020 18: 15 New
    +3
    Yellowstone would have been fucking, for the sake of completeness.
  7. Kibl
    Kibl 22 June 2020 18: 20 New
    0
    We need to deal with them, as they did with the mercenaries in the American film "Epidemic", they dropped a volumetric bomb
    And EVERYTHING, quiet and grace for 30 years.
    1. AU Ivanov.
      AU Ivanov. 22 June 2020 19: 56 New
      +2
      I am afraid that the ammunition of a volumetric explosion is not dangerous for the coronovirus. Only special warheads. Kiloton commercials for a hundred to guarantee.
  8. demo
    demo 22 June 2020 18: 42 New
    +1
    Presumably, the ship's crew picked up COVID-19 in the Vietnamese port of Danang, where he called at the beginning of March. But in Vietnam itself this version is rejected.

    And do not hell stagger where your domestic dog ... his nose does not pop.
    You’ll be healthier.
    Sit at home in your Texas or Alabama community.
    I remembered the old anecdote.
    The Armenian radio is asked the question:
    "What is better to die from, from AIDS or from dysentery?"
    Armenians answer:
    "It is better to die as a man than for ... shit ... n..ts."
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 22 June 2020 19: 23 New
    +1
    And how could Rambo get the coronavirus? wink
    1. Vrungeli
      Vrungeli 22 June 2020 20: 44 New
      -2
      Quote: APASUS
      And how could Rambo get the coronavirus? wink

      Well, I don’t know. Where are they on strike .. wink
  10. Vrungeli
    Vrungeli 22 June 2020 20: 39 New
    -3
    Now special attention in the world has begun to be paid to protecting the armed forces from a new coronavirus infection. For example, the Israeli defense industry has been actively engaged in the development of means of combating COVID-19, which are not only used domestically, but also actively exported.

    This is a very interesting infa .... Have all the Jews already been vaccinated or not?
  11. ApJlekuHo
    ApJlekuHo 22 June 2020 21: 33 New
    +1
    Who knows when this nonsense will end? Team competitions in the past, or will mind still triumph?
  12. Ros 56
    Ros 56 23 June 2020 06: 41 New
    +1
    There they and the road, apparently enough to throw people.
  13. NF68
    NF68 23 June 2020 16: 49 New
    0
    That would be all the bases of the US Air Force and Navy, How many people in the world would save their lives.