COVID-19 Has Taken an Aircraft Carrier Out of Commission

by | Mar 27, 2020

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The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt will be pulling into Guam so that each of its nearly 5,000 sailors can be tested for COVID-19, the Navy announced on Thursday.

The announcement comes days after Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said three sailors aboard the carrier were diagnosed with the virus and flown from the ship.

News reports since then showed the number had increased to at least 23 and that the “number is changing.”

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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan , editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Arms. He’s conducted more than 5,700 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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