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  • Treyfish
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    Navy hospital ship sent to NYC for outbreak no longer needed, says Cuomo


    Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press , Marina Villeneuve , and Michael Hill, The Associated Press
    17 minutes ago
    NEW YORK — A Navy hospital ship deployed to New York City to help fight the coronavirus outbreak is no longer needed, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, expressing confidence that stresses on the hospital system are easing.

    Cuomo said after meeting with President Donald Trump that the USNS Comfort was helpful, but could now be sent elsewhere after being docked for weeks off of Manhattan.

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    Trump said at his Tuesday briefing that he asked Cuomo if “we could bring the Comfort back to its base in Virginia so that we could have it in other locations.” Trump said they would bring the ship back soon...https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-...ed-says-cuomo/

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  • Treyfish
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    Daily Update: April 7, 2020

    Key Developments

    U.S. Northern Command announced USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) would admit patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, adjusting its medical support efforts to better assist the people of New York. Effective immediately, USNS Comfort will accept trauma, emergency and urgent care patients regardless of their COVID-19 status...
    https://navylive.dodlive.mil/2020/03..._campaign=Misc

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    USNS Comfort now taking coronavirus patients in NYC, crew member tests positive

    By ROSE L. THAYER | STARS AND STRIPES
    Published: April 7, 2020


    With a confirmed case of coronavirus already among the crew members of the USNS Comfort, the hospital ship docked in New York City formally will begin accepting patients with the respiratory illness, U.S. Northern Command announced Tuesday.

    The Comfort’s transition to coronavirus care is to help relieve mounting pressure on the city’s hospital system, according to a news release from Northern Command, which is taking the lead on the Defense Department’s coronavirus operations in the United States.

    “Effective immediately, USNS Comfort will accept trauma, emergency and urgent care patients without regard to their coronavirus status,” Northern Command said.... https://www.stripes.com/news/navy/us...itive-1.625153

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  • Treyfish
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    USNS Comfort no longer needed in NY Mission Accomplished

    By Katherine Biek
    April 7, 2020

    The crew member did not have any contact with patients and is now being isolated on the U.S. Navy hospital ship.

    A crew member on board a U.S. Navy hospital ship docked in New York City has tested positive for COVID-19.

    The Navy told news outlets the crew member did not have any contact with patients and is now being isolated on the USNS Comfort.

    The Navy said in a statement, "There is no impact to Comfort's mission, and this will not affect the ability for Comfort to receive patients. The ship is following protocols and taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of all crewmembers and patients on board."..
    https://www.newsy.com/stories/crew-m...-for-covid-19/
    Last edited by Treyfish; April 7, 2020, 04:06 PM.
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