There are more than 4,000 sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Three were known to be infected with coronavirus seven days ago. By Friday it was 36, per some reports. Sources are now whispering to the San Francisco Chronicle that the actual number may be more like … 150 to 200.
You know what exponential growth looks like at this point. The quarters on this ship are far too close for any sort of meaningful social distancing to mitigate the spread. The match has been lit and is about to touch gasoline, if it hasn’t already.
The ship is currently docked in Guam. The captain took the extraordinary step of sending a formal letter to the Navy Department requesting permission to have nearly everyone aboard disembark immediately and head to quarantine on the island to prevent a catastrophe.