416 servicemen of the U.S. Navy nuclear carrier Theodore Roosevelt have already been diagnosed with coronavirus. A spokeswoman for the Defense Department cited such data on Thursday, April 9. Almost all of the more than 4,000 people on the ship were tested, she said.
Thus, in less than a week, the number of infected has doubled. One of the soldiers is in the intensive care unit on Guam Island, an unincorporated U.S. territory.
Scandal surrounding the resignation of the aircraft carrier’s captain…
Some days earlier, aircraft carrier captain Brett Crozier was retired after his note demanding strict measures to suppress the outbreak of disease on board was made public. Crozier insisted that the troops be allowed to land as soon as the ship arrived on the shore of Guam. “We are not at war. Sailors don’t have to die,” he wrote in an email, excerpts of which made it to the press.
Acting Secretary of the U.S. Navy Thomas Modley accused the captain of not keeping this document secret. According to him, Brett Crozier caused unnecessary “panic” and “demonstrated a very poor ability to assess the situation in the midst of the crisis. Meanwhile, amateur videos have hit the Internet, which show hundreds of crew members of the aircraft carrier “Theodore Roosevelt” applauding their former captain.
Shortly after being expelled from the ship, the coronavirus was also discovered at Crozier himself. And April 7, the U.S. Secretary of Defense sent the resignation of Acting Secretary of the Navy Modley after the scandal around the outbreak of coronavirus on the aircraft carrier and the dismissal of the captain of the ship, which caused outrage to the American public, intervened President Donald Trump.