The mystery that most of the crew members of the aircraft carrier with a large number of new coronavirus infections are asymptomatic, the Secretary of Defense is also puzzled
In the US nuclear aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt , which is reported to have been infected with new coronaviruses on board, more than half of the crew members who were diagnosed with the new coronavirus by inspection were infected with the new coronavirus. It was found that he did not exhibit the symptoms of.
Coronavirus clue? Most cases aboard US aircraft carrier are symptom-free-Reuters
On the nuclear aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, as of March 31, 2020, more than 100 people infected with the new coronavirus had occurred, and there was a situation where Captain Brett Closure who was expressing a sense of crisis was dismissed. I will.
Subsequent inspections revealed that more crew members were infected with the new coronavirus, and about 94% of the 4,800 crew members had been tested, and the number of infected people as of April 17, 2020. Is over 600 people. In addition, on April 13, a 41-year-old crew member who was serving as the aviation weapon chief at the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt died of the new coronavirus, and as of April 16, there are six crew members. Have been hospitalized .
On the other hand, according to the US Navy's Admiral Philippe Sawyer, 60% of the more than 600 crew members tested positive were not showing symptoms of the new coronavirus infection. This does not necessarily also does not appear in the future symptoms for only is the situation as of April 17, the numerical value of 'asymptomatic person of 60 percent', the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) due to ' asymptomatic persons 25 It is a very high value, more than double the estimated value of ' about% '.
The US military is confused about this result. “I'm confused,” said Secretary of Defense Marc Esper, who was asked about many cases of asymptomatic people in an interview on a TV show.
In addition, Admiral Bruce Gillingham, who is the Chief of the Medical Officer in the US Navy, commented that 'this stealth performance of asymptomatic infection is becoming a secret weapon of the enemy called the new coronavirus'.
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`` The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt provides an example for researchers that the new coronavirus is asymptomatically spread in an enclosed environment with few young people, '' said Reuters, who reported on the matter. , Which suggests that many of the infected are asymptomatic because they are young.
Also, William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine for infectious diseases at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said, 'It is a very interesting case because we do not know exactly the proportion of people who do not have symptoms with the new coronavirus.' I am.