Sailor on USS Theodore Roosevelt ‘unresponsive with coronavirus’ after captain fired for raising COVID-19 concerns – The Sun

A sailor from the USS Teddy Roosevelt who tested positive for COVID-19 was reportedly found unresponsive, after the ship's captain was fired earlier this week for raising concerns about conditions on-board.

The sailor, who was in isolation while on-base in Guam, has now been transferred to the ICU, NBC reported.

Capt Brett Crozier raised the alarm last week about conditions on the ship, after more than 100 sailors tested positive for coronavirus.

As of Thursday, 455 crewmembers had tested positive for COVID-19, NBC reported.

“We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die," Crozier said in a letter to top Navy Brass warning them of on-board conditions.

"If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset — our sailors," Crozier added.

Crozier was fired after sending the letter, with Thomas Modly, the acting Navy secretary, saying the ship's captain "undermined the chain of command."

Modly criticized Crozier, calling him "naive or stupid' and he was reportedly forced to issue an apology.

The acting Navy secretary resigned this week.

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