The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
The captain of a nuclear aircraft carrier with more than 100 sailors infected with the coronavirus pleaded Monday with U.S. Navy officials for resources to allow isolation of his entire crew and avoid possible deaths in a situation he described as quickly deteriorating.
The unusual plea from Capt. Brett Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, came in a letter obtained exclusively by The Chronicle and confirmed by a senior officer on board the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, which has been docked in Guam following a COVID-19 outbreak among the crew of more than 4,000 less than a week ago.
This is both remarkable and horrifying.
The Captain of the aircraft carrier Teddy Roosevelt makes a desperate appeal to Navy brass for help as COVID rages on his ship.https://t.co/8RGOCt0gM0
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 31, 2020
This is happening: The captain of a nuclear aircraft carrier with more than 100 sailors infected with #COVID19 is pleading for help with a situation he describes as quickly deteriorating.
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) March 31, 2020