Report: Navy Will No Longer Reveal Number of COVID Cases

Navy Captain Brett Crozier was the commanding officer on the Navy’s USS Theodore Roosevelt. In late March Crozier alerted the public to the dangers that COVID-19 posed to the sailors on his ship. He was subsequently removed from his command.

200125-N-KB540-1134 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 25, 2020) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific Ocean Jan. 25, 2020. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams)

On April 13th, it was revealed that a sailor serving aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt had died of the coronavirus. Another 600 tested positive for the illness. According to a report from CNN, the United States will no longer be revealing these figures to the American public.

CNN’s Ryan Browne tweeted, “The US Navy will no longer be officially releasing information about the number of coronavirus cases aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Kidd, a sudden policy change that was made with no notice and no official explanation. Both ships have experienced major outbreaks.”

The National Security reporter continued, “Also to anyone involved in policy development or organizational management but particularly those involved in communications/public affairs: never make a major change to policy without warning, doing so really offers zero advantages and antagonizes stakeholders needlessly.”

Brooke Binkowski, the managing editor of truthorfiction.com, opined on the situation, “Corrupt governments all over the world have been attempting to obfuscate the true C19 infection rate and death toll, as they do in every single pandemic. You’d think they would learn from history that the truth always outs.”

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