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越南政府宣稱「只有16人感染」害美軍航空母艦感染新冠肺炎:為什麼蔡英文政府要我們戴口罩?

美軍羅斯福號航空母艦因靠港越南爆發百人感染新冠疫情,艦長克羅西爾上校靠港前諮詢過越南政府並得到越南境內只16人感染且越南全境沒有新增病例的說法,但仍爆發「艦上感染」!對比臺灣仍有找不出源頭的境內感染,政府說的話及他們的判斷真能相信嗎?就像陳時中對待世界最大covid-19疫情國「美國」的「善意」,也就是不對美國入境者隔離的政策,讓臺灣從美國境外移入的人數遙遙領先,搞的臺灣確診新冠肺炎一下子由五十人迅速增至三百多人,死亡人數上升至五例…

正如聯合報社論的批評:再談柯文哲的批評。他的抱怨其實可以分成兩部分:其一,現在「紐約比武漢危險」是事實,但我對紐約入境者的管制卻比湖北返國者寬鬆;前者只需居家檢疫,後者卻需集中隔離,這是雙重標準。

這讓我想起一本書:通往地獄的道路是善意鋪成的!

蔡英文與陳時中對美國人比對武漢台胞好的結果,導致臺灣確診數大爆炸!

這也就導致了臺灣明明宣稱「沒有社區感染」,但找不到源頭的感染就是找不到,而且「社交距離準則」、「搭大眾運輸強制戴口罩量體溫」等規定紛紛出爐!

這不是山雨欲來的前兆?這像是完全控制住疫情的樣子嗎?

如果已經社區感染卻不宣布,不是讓大家喪失戒心?

也因此,中央流行疫情指揮中心召集人張上淳的醫生兒選擇看NBA「及時行樂」,他的真心話「無助的老人想要阻擋疫情蔓延,但這是無效的,因為科學與政治無法併存」難道不值得我們省思?

為了彌平越戰傷痕的親善之旅,相信越南政府的美國大兵,終於上了代價高昂的一堂課,我們現在要強制戴口罩,則是蔡英文與陳時中太相信美國給我們的「報應」!

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越南政府宣稱「只有16人感染」害美軍航空母艦感染新冠肺炎

越南政府宣稱「只有16人感染」害美軍航空母艦感染新冠肺炎

Link: 戰艦上的瘟神:美軍「羅斯福號航空母艦」染疫求救事件,何解?https://global.udn.com/global_vision/story/8662/4461610?direct?from=udn_ch2_menu_v2_main_index

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Coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier  Captain gets Navy’s help after plea - SFChronicle.com.html  
Matthias Gafni and Joe Garofoli Mar 31, 2020 Updated: Mar 31, 2020 10:07 p.m.
The U.S. Navy took action Tuesday to address the deteriorating situation aboard a nuclear aircraft carrier docked in Guam with coronavirus spreading aboard, promising to isolate crew members ashore for rotating quarantine and possibly move many into hotels within 24 hours.
Crew members speaking to The Chronicle praised their outspoken commanding officer, who aired the dire situation in a stark letter Monday addressed to Navy command and first reported Tuesday by The Chronicle. They reiterated his concerns that it is impossible to properly quarantine sailors on board the Theodore Roosevelt and stop the spread of COVID-19. A senior officer told The Chronicle more than 100 sailors had tested positive in less than a week.


Exclusive  Captain of aircraft carrier with growing coronavirus outbreak pleads for help from Navy - SFChronicle.com.html

Matthias Gafni and Joe Garofoli March 31, 2020 Updated: March 31, 2020 4:36 p.m.

Note: This story has been updated with comments from the U.S. Navy and other developments.

The captain of a nuclear aircraft carrier with more than 100 sailors infected with the coronavirus pleaded Monday with U.S. Navy officials for resources to allow isolation of his entire crew and avoid possible deaths in a situation he described as quickly deteriorating.

The unusual plea from Capt. Brett Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, came in a letter obtained exclusively by The Chronicle and confirmed by a senior officer on board the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, which has been docked in Guam following a COVID-19 outbreak among the crew of more than 4,000 less than a week ago.

“This will require a political solution but it is the right thing to do,” Crozier wrote. “We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die. If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset — our Sailors.”

In the four-page letter to senior military officials, Crozier said only a small contingent of infected sailors have been off-boarded. Most of the crew remain aboard the ship, where following official guidelines for 14-day quarantines and social distancing is impossible.

“Due to a warship’s inherent limitations of space, we are not doing this,” Crozier wrote. “The spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating.”

He asked for “compliant quarantine rooms” on shore in Guam for his entire crew “as soon as possible.”

“Removing the majority of personnel from a deployed U.S. nuclear aircraft carrier and isolating them for two weeks may seem like an extraordinary measure. ... This is a necessary risk,” Crozier wrote. “Keeping over 4,000 young men and women on board the TR is an unnecessary risk and breaks faith with those Sailors entrusted to our care.”

The Navy did not respond to The Chronicle’s requests for comment Monday, but on Tuesday morning as the news spread, the Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly spoke to CNN.

“I heard about the letter from Capt. Crozier (Tuesday) morning, I know that our command organization has been aware of this for about 24 hours and we have been working actually the last seven days to move those sailors off the ship and get them into accommodations in Guam. The problem is that Guam doesn’t have enough beds right now and we’re having to talk to the government there to see if we can get some hotel space, create tent-type facilities,” Modly said.

“We don’t disagree with the (captain) on that ship and we’re doing it in a very methodical way because it’s not the same as a cruise ship, that ship has armaments on it, it has aircraft on it, we have to be able to fight fires if there are fires on board the ship, we have to run a nuclear power plant, so there’s a lot of things that we have to do on that ship that make it a little bit different and unique but we’re managing it and we’re working through it,” he said.

“We’re very engaged in this, we’re very concerned about it and we’re taking all the appropriate steps,” Modly said.

So far, none of the infected sailors has shown serious symptoms, but the number of those who have tested positive has jumped exponentially since the Navy reported infections in three crew members on March 24, the first time COVID-19 infections had been detected on a naval vessel at sea.

Asked Tuesday what should be done about the Roosevelt, President Trump said he would “let the military make that decision.”

Retired Admiral James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told The Chronicle Tuesday in an e-mail that “we should expect more such incidents because warships are a perfect breeding ground for coronavirus.”

“Unfortunately, naval vessels are ideal breeding grounds for the spread of viruses because it is impossible to do social distancing on one” because of the tight quarters on board, Stavridis said.

The ship’s problems will “compound,” Stavridis said, because you can’t tie the vessel up “and send everyone ashore. It is full of weapons, billions of dollars of equipment, fire hazards, and nuclear reactors.”
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Mark Cancian, a Marine colonel who served for 37 years before retiring, said that “the Navy has got to figure out how to do this right or else they can’t deploy the rest of the fleet.

“This is like the test case,” said Cancian, a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington, D.C.

Stavridis advised the “entire U.S. Navy” to “test, test, test,” and immediately isolate those infected off of ships.

Scrubbing the Theodore Roosevelt of the virus will not be complicated, but “time-consuming,” he said. He estimated cleaning would take five to 10 days with a crew of 350 people.

Senior military officials said last week that the entire crew of more than 4,000 will be tested. The carrier’s home port is San Diego.

At the time, Modly expressed confidence that they identified all the sailors who had been in contact with the trio of infected sailors and they had been quarantined.

“This is an example of how we are able to keep our ships deployed at seas and underway, even with active COVID-19 cases,” Modly said.

But by the time the ship reached port in Guam on Friday, the number of cases had grown to 25, and soon after to 36, according to reports.

Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday responded to the increasing numbers late last week by saying the Navy was taking “this threat very seriously” and working to isolate positive cases to halt the spread. He promised to increase the rate of testing and to isolate infected sailors. He stressed that the top two priorities were caring for their sailors and maintaining “mission readiness.”

“We are confident that our aggressive response will keep U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt able to respond to any crisis in the region,” Gilday said.

But by Monday, a senior officer on board the massive aircraft carrier, who wished to remain anonymous because they are not authorized to speak to the media, said between 150 and 200 sailors had tested positive. None had been hospitalized — yet, the source said. The Chronicle agreed to withhold the officer’s name based on its anonymous sources policy.

In his letter to top Navy command, Crozier said if it was operating in wartime, the ship would cope and continue operations and battle the illness as best it could.

“However, we are not at war, and therefore cannot allow a single Sailor to perish as a result of this pandemic unnecessarily,” Crozier wrote. “Decisive action is required now in order to comply with CDC and (Navy) guidance and prevent tragic outcomes.”

Lawrence Korb, a former assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan Administration, said that “it is very unusual” for a ship captain — someone who is typically on a career track to become an admiral — to write such a letter.

“It shows that this is a person who is putting the welfare of his sailors ahead of his career,” said Korb, a retired Navy captain who is now a senior fellow at the left-leaning Center for American Progress think tank.

Gilday told reporters last week it was unclear if sailors became infected following the ship’s previous port of call in early March to Da Nang, Vietnam. Gilday said they debated whether to go on with the Vietnam visit, but at the time there were only 16 coronavirus cases in northern Vietnam and the port was in the central part of the country.

Sailors were screened prior to returning on board. The first three sailors tested positive 15 days after leaving Vietnam, officials said.

The virus has been hard to contain on board ever since. Federal and military guidelines recommend individual quarantine, including no use of common areas.

“Due to the close quarters required on a warship and the current number of positive cases, every single Sailor, regardless of rank, on board the TR must be considered ‘close contact,’” Crozier wrote.

The tight quarters on the carrier are “most conducive to spread,” he wrote, including large amounts of sailors in a confined space, shared sleeping quarters, restrooms, workspaces and computers, a common mess hall, meals cooked by exposed personnel, and movement constraints requiring communal contact with ladders and hatches.

He called the current strategy followed so far — of moving a small infected group onto the pier, increasing cleaning and attempts at social distancing ineffective.

“The current strategy will only slow the spread,” he wrote. “The current plan in execution on TR will not achieve virus eradication on any timeline.”

The captain compared the situation to the Diamond Princess cruise ship, citing a study that focused on what could have happened to that cruise ship had no isolation been done. A total of 712 passengers eventually tested positive for COVID-19 from that cruise departing from Japan; however, the study found if there had been no early isolation close to 80% of passengers and crew would have been infected. And had the cruise line immediately evacuated the ship after the first positive tests, the study found only 76 people would have tested positive.

Crozier said the Theodore Roosevelt could fare even worse, as a warship is not designed to provide such individual isolation like guest cabins.

“TR’s best-case results, given the current environment, are likely to be much worse,” he wrote.

As for the senior military officials’ promising tests for all crew aboard the carrier last week, Crozier said it is not a solution.

“Testing has no direct influence on the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It merely confirms the presence of the virus,” he wrote.

Of the first 33 Roosevelt sailors testing positive, seven, or 21%, originally tested negative. After testing negative, those seven sailors presented symptoms within 1 to 3 days after their initial negative test, Crozier said.

The testing should be utilized, the captain wrote, after a proper 14-day quarantine to ensure no infected sailors return on board a clean ship.

Only one of the pier-side accommodations meet Navy guidelines, he wrote, adding that two sailors tested positive after sleeping in a gym with cots.

If the Navy focuses on being battle ready, it will lead to “losses to the virus,” Crozier said. The second option, the captain recommended: “Achieve a COVID-free TR.” Methodically clean the ship, while isolating the crew in port with a massive amount of individualized lodging equipment.

As part of his plan, 10% of the crew would stay on board to run the reactor plant, sanitize the ship, ensure security and provide contingency response for emergencies.

“As war is not imminent,” Crozier wrote, “we recommend pursuing the peace time end state.”

聯合報社論/當傳染源是家人:居家檢疫的戰略錯誤
2020-04-01 00:44 聯合報 / 聯合報社論
疫情持續發燒,地方政府的防疫能量已達極限;圖為桃園區公所日前盤點各項防疫物資。 圖/聯合報系資料照片
疫情持續發燒,地方政府的防疫能量已達極限;圖為桃園區公所日前盤點各項防疫物資。 圖/聯合報系資料照片

中央疫情指揮中心最近有兩項決策引發爭議。一是對觀光局員工因接待長官之子而確診進而感染其五歲兒,刻意輕描淡寫粉飾;二是對湖北及歐美返國民眾採取截然不同的隔離處置,台北市長柯文哲表示不滿,並要求「不要一直放人進來」。當指揮中心處理疫情出現了雙重標準,除導致民眾困惑,更容易造成國家防疫網的破漏,不容含糊以對。

先談觀光局員工(案二六九)的感染事件。那位「長官之子」(案二七七)在菲律賓已有發燒住院三天的就醫紀錄,入關時我海關並未檢測出來,他亦或未誠實申報;因此長驅直入,不僅讓觀光局人員陪他喝咖啡,也讓父親開車來接。這些作法,都違反了疫情指揮中心宣示的原則。到昨天為止,他不僅感染了觀光局員工父子,也累及一名同機旅客(案二八四)確診;至於其父和另一名觀光局員工及一連串交通部會接觸者,恐怕都在剉著等。

陳時中上周才宣示,在境外發病者,回台如果不誠實申報,最重將開罰十五萬元。那麼,以這名觀光局高官之子的情況,要不要開罰?如果連這種天下盡知的案例,指揮中心都要視關係親疏而故意放水,那麼其他被罰的人豈能心服口服?

再談柯文哲的批評。他的抱怨其實可以分成兩部分:其一,現在「紐約比武漢危險」是事實,但我對紐約入境者的管制卻比湖北返國者寬鬆;前者只需居家檢疫,後者卻需集中隔離,這是雙重標準。其二,要求「不要一直放人進來」,是因為地方政府的防疫能量已達極限,尤其台北和新北兩市;指揮中心若不能為雙北增補檢疫人力,至少要疏散部分隔離或檢疫者,交給其他縣市處理。當初政府不放行武漢台胞返國,就是以「檢疫量能」有限為藉口,如今放行歐美返台民眾卻是「量能無上限」地收。這類令人困惑的兩套標準,除了讓民眾無所遵循,地方也可能因人力短缺而形成防疫破口。

當疫情進入第二波高峰後,台灣確診人數已由五十人迅速增至三百多人,死亡人數上升至五例,指揮中心似乎已出現了若干疲態。除了上述處理不同地區或人物案例採取「雙重標準」外,指揮中心最輕率的決策,是在上月廿一日宣布「輕症不二採」,讓「居家檢疫」留下了一個大破口。最近,多名確診者在「居家檢疫」時將病毒傳染給同住的家人,就是這個破口釀禍。

我們檢視最近幾起案例:第二八九例確診者,是丈夫自西班牙、葡萄牙旅遊返國後,在進行居家檢疫時遭到感染。第二四六例確診者,則是受赴美探親返國後居家檢疫的妻子感染;案二四七的確診女性,則是受到荷蘭就學返台居家檢疫的家人感染。陳時中將這些案例籠統稱為「群聚感染」,事實上,他們的感染源就是「家人」,是政府在疫情大流行時草率放輕症者回家的無辜感染者。

由此,我們也看到了指揮中心的另一個「雙重標準」。這些在新冠肺炎擴散至全球風潮中的歐美返國者,依政府第一階段的嚴格措施看,其實是具有更高的感染風險。然而,政府不僅輕率地放他們入境,任由他們各自返家「居家檢疫」,又更將檢驗放寬標準為「輕症不二採」;這種種舉措,都顯得自相矛盾。對待風險更高的群體,卻反而採取更低的標準,當然會形成防疫漏洞。試想,就算居家防疫者足不出戶,但他們不知不覺中受到感染的家人卻繼續外出上班;如此連環下來,會把病毒帶向多遠?

中國大陸派赴義大利的專家說,義大利的疫情之所以未能有效圍堵,主要是義國讓輕症患者居家隔離而非集中隔離,結果致使他們將病毒傳染給家人,這也是武漢在疫情爆發初期犯過的策略錯誤。那麼,台灣還要再犯同樣的錯誤嗎?




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