A sailor from the USS Roosevelt – the Navy ship infected with COVID-19 whose captain was fired for sounding the alarm – was found insensitive to isolation at a military base in Guam after being tested positive to the virus.
No details about the sailor were released, other than the fact that he tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30.
Since then, they have been isolated on earth.
They were found unanswered in their room on Thursday morning and taken to Guam Naval Hospital where they are in intensive care.
More than 400 of the ship’s 4,000 crew have now tested positive for the virus.
This sparked a military argument after Captain Brett Crozier – the former captain – was fired over a letter he wrote to the senior officers asking them to allow him to evacuate the crew because he was concerned about the spread.
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A sailor from USS Roosevelt (pictured docked April 7 in Guam) was found unresponsive to solitary confinement Thursday morning. The sailor tested positive for coronavirus on March 30. They have since been isolated at the Guam military base
Captain Brett Crozier (left) was fired for writing a memo that raised concerns about the infection on board the ship. Former US Navy acting secretary Thomas Modly (right) called him “naive and stupid.” He has since resigned
The letter was leaked to the media and Crozier was instead removed from office last Thursday.
CORONAVIRUS CALENDAR ON USS ROOSEVELT
MARCH 26: Navy announces Roosevelt will dock in Guam due to health concerns for people on board
MARCH 30: Crozier writes a letter asking to evacuate some of the 4000 crew members due to the COVID-19 risk. He said: “We are not at war, the sailors do not need to die”
APRIL 2: Crozier is dismissed by Thomas B. Modly and is forced to leave the ship to the applause of the crew
APRIL 3: Modly tries to defend the decision in an interview, saying that “loose lips sink the ships”
APRIL 4: Trump says he “100% agrees with the shooting”
APRIL 6: Modly flies to Guam and delivers a speech aboard Roosevelt calling Crozier “naive and stupid”
Trump moves away from him following a military reaction.
Modly apologizes later.
APRIL 7: Resigns moderately
APRIL 9: Sailor does not answer.
More than 400 sailors on the ship test positive for the coronavirus.
The crew cheered and greeted him on leaving the ship.
He was later accused by the acting secretary of the US Navy, Thomas B. Modly, of weakening the military’s position by publicly disclosing that the ship’s crew had been compromised.
Modly called him “naive and stupid” in a speech to the ship’s crew about the scandal and was heckled by sailors for his derogatory remarks.
He has since resigned.
There are now 416 positive cases of coronavirus on board the vessel.
Captain Crozier is among the infected. In his letter to senior naval officers, he begged them to allow him to evacuate the ship.
“We are not at war. Sailors don’t have to die, “he wrote.
The note was released to the press and Crozier was later charged with threatening national security.
Leaving the ship last Thursday, thousands of sailors on board greeted him and applauded his name.
When Modly arrived in Guam shortly after to brief the decision, the crew heckled him.
One of them recorded it in secret, calling Crozier naive and stupid. He has since apologized for the rhetoric and has resigned.
Trump initially sided with Modly and said he was right to remove Crozier from his position.
He has since distanced himself from the scandal and said he heard that Crozier was an “exceptional person”.
Modly intervened after former U.S. Navy secretary Richard Spencer was fired for protesting President Trump’s decision to intervene in the case of Eddie Gallagher, a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes but acquitted of the most serious crimes.
He first tried to defend his decision to fire Crozier by saying, “One of the first things I learned as a war mate was this sentence which I think became popular during WWII world, which is that loose lips are sinking from ships.
“You know, we may need an update for the digital age, but I think the message is pretty clear. We have to be careful with the information we share and how we share it. “
The sailors chanted “Captain, Crozier! Captain Crozier ‘and applauds when leaving the ship, which was docked in Guam on Thursday, April 2
Crozier is seen above disembarking the ship in Guam for the last time after he was dismissed for a letter he wrote asking the Navy High Command to evacuate the ship due to a coronavirus outbreak on board
The ship was forced to moor in Guam and thousands of sailors were dispersed at air bases and hotels