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Local mom concerned about son on the USS Theodore Roosevelt

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Local mom concerned about son on the USS Theodore Roosevelt

Local mom concerned about son on the USS Theodore Roosevelt

Nearly 100 sailors have tested positive for COVID-19 on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a naval aircraft carrier in the pacific.

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POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 ON THEUSS THEODORE ROOSEVELT -- ANAVAL AIR CRAFT CARRIER IN THEPACIFIC.

NOW THERE ARE GROWINGCONCERNS OVER THE HEALTH OFALL 5- THOUSAND SAILORS ON THESHIP.

ONLY ON 5 -- MEGHANMCROBERTS SPOKE TO A LOCALMOTHER WHOSE SON IS ON THESHIP - AND THE EFFORTS TO GETHE SAILORS TO SAFET<< AN EMOTIONAL SEVERAL DAYSFOR THIS LOCAL MOM- WAITING TOHEAR WHAT IS BEING DONE TOMAKE SURE COVID-19 DOESNCONTINUE TO SPREAD TO HEALTHYSAILORS& ITACCELERATING WITH THE CLOSEQUARTERS OF A SHIP.

THIS MOM-HOPING HER SON MIGHT SOONDISEMBARK.

PKG STACY WANER ISA PROUD NAVY MOM&(STACY“ISNBABY” AND HEARING FROM HERSON ABOARD THE USS THEODOREROOSEVELT& RIGHT NOW& IS MOREREASSURING THAN EVER.(STACY“HE TEXTS IF HE CAN”MAKING SURE HESICK& AS COVID-19 HAS NOW BEENCONFIRMED FOR 93 OF HIS FELLOWSAILORS.

(OFFICIAL“NONE OFTHEM ARE SERIOUSLY ILL ANDNONE HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED TODATE” TOP U.S NAVY OFFICIALSANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY ANEXPEDITED PLAN TO STARTEVACUATING HEALTHY SAILORSFROM THE SHIP AND INTO VACANTHOTELS IN GUAM& OR TO THENAVAL BASE& WHERE THEY COULDBE QUARANTINED.

(OFFICIAL)“INTHE NEXT COUPLE DAYS WE EXPECTTO HAVE 2700 OF THEM OFF THESHIP” LEAVING ONLY ESSENTIALSAILORS ONBOARD WHILE DEEPCLEANING AND ACCELERATINGTESTING.

(OFFICIAL“WE NEEDABOUT 1000 PEOPLE ON THE SHIPTO KEEP ESSENTIAL OPERATIONSRUNNING AS THE SECRETARYMENTIONED” (STACY“ITA LOT, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE INA CONFINED SPACE AND ITDANGEROUS AND THEREYOU CAN DO” THESE ACCELERATEDMEASURES COME AFTER ACOMMANDING OFFICER ON THE SHIPIN THIS LETTER SHARPLYQUESTIONED WHETHER ENOUGH WASBEING DONE TO PROTECT SAILORS&SAYING“WE ARE NOT AT WAR.SAILORS DO NOT NEED TO DIE.

IFWE DO NOT ACT NOW, WE AREFAILING TO PROPERLY TAKE CAREOF OUR MOST TRUSTED ASSETSAILORS” PROMPTING MOREACTION.

(OFFICIAL“WEMOVING PEOPLE AT SPEED TO GETTHEM OFF THE SHIP” (STACY)“IWAS SCARED, ITTHING” ITWANER& NOW- JUST WAITING FOROFFICIAL WORD THAT HER SON ISIN A SAFER PLACE.“WEOBVIOUSLY WORRIED ABOUT HIM,YOU KNOW, HECOUNTRY.

HEWORKING WITH DANGEROUSMACHINERY.

HEGOING INTO WAR ZONES.

THATSTUFF IS SCARY BUT THATWE EXPECTED.

BUT, TO HAVE THEBIGGEST THREAT TO THEIR SAFETYRIGHT NOW BE A MICROSCOPICVIRUS.

ITCOULD HAVE EVER PREPARED FOR”LOOK LIVE TAG: TOP US NAVYOFFICIALS ALSO SAID THERE HAVEBEEN CLOSE TO 600 NEGATIVETESTS ON THE SHIP& JUST ABOUTA QUARTER OF THE SAILORS HAVEBEEN TESTED.

THEY ALSO SAIDTHERE ARE NO OTHER ACTIVECASES ON ANY OTHER SHIPS.

MMNC 5




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