Monday, March 2, 2020

The US Navy's Coronavirus Quarantine Plans For Its Ships In The Pacific Is Raising Concerns

U.S. Navy

Daily Beast: U.S. Navy Coronavirus Quarantine Could Get Ugly

“If your goal is to spread the virus, that’s probably a very good thing to do.”

The U.S. Navy’s new plan to preemptively self-quarantine ships in the Pacific region, where they will remain at sea for 14 days over fears about the 2019 novel coronavirus, sparked concerns of disastrous consequences mirroring the explosion of cases on a cruise ship off Japan.

It was almost fitting that, hours after the plan went public, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday it had confirmed two more cases of the deadly disease in Americans who were rescued from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

As of Friday, there were 62 confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. One of those cases—a severely ill person in northern California who had not traveled abroad—marked the first infection of unknown origin on American soil, while 14 patients came through the American health system after traveling to China or having close contact with someone who had. The rest, aside from the 44 cases from the cruise ship, were repatriated individuals who fled the vicinity of the virus’s origin in China on State Department-chartered planes.

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WNU Editor: Sailors want to go home. The prospect of being stuck at sea because of a quarantine condition is certainly unpleasant, but certain precautions have to be implemented.


Anonymous said...

But if just one on that ship has the virus - almost all will get it too - rendering the ship out of service in 4-8weeks

If you can infect just one sailor per ship this way you can take the entire US West Pacific fleet out by visiting a dozen bars. Just saying, with a new virus - stemming from a Chinese lab for example- where test kits are shit or people stay asymptomatic for a few weeks this kind of scenario becomes possible and should at least be planned for...

RussInSoCal said...

Just a quick aside to put this into perspective. The 2009 H1N1 pandemic caused over 3,400 deaths with over 113,000 infected - in the US alone. I don't remember the level of hysteria then that we're seeing now.

Anonymous said...


But "The One ": was el presidente, so everything was good even of he got worse results than any other president.

Anonymous said...

But if just one on that ship has the virus - almost all will get it too - rendering the ship out of service in 4-8 weeks"

You suck it up and continue working.

Most might have it of one has it and all cases are likely to be mild.

- No underlying conditions.
- Most under 50.
- Most will not be obese or overfat. Probably very hard to be a cheater anymore. So less diabetes, if any) and not as such hyper tension.

GF Damnit people, think!

The 1st guy to die in Washington state was over 70 had had underlying conditions. Men in the US of his age group average 74 or 75 years of age.

He died. that is definitely not good, but how many life-years did he lose? 2? 5?

Do Pareto analysis.