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Associated Press 21 May 2020

Virus-stricken aircraft carrier returns to sea


After nearly two months sidelined in Guam with a coronavirus outbreak, the USS Theodore Roosevelt has gone out to sea for training, in preparation to return to duty in the Pacific. (May 21)

The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people. (April 3)
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Ray Mabus, former governor of Mississippi and former Secretary of the Navy, talks with Rachel Maddow about the need to get sailors sick with COVID-19 off the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier and the options open to the U.S. military to treat the sailors and the ship when only the limited resources of Guam are available.

The US Navy says all of the sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier have been tested for the coronavirus. Crew members are receiving medical care and other support in Guam. The ship has been sidelined there since March 27. (April 23)

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