US Navy failed to implement measures to halt infectious disease spread before Covid-19

by Michael Fabey

The US Navy (USN) had plans and drills in place meant to halt or hamper the spread of disease before the onset of Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, but the service had failed to act on them, according to the Pentagon Inspector General (IG) report ‘Evaluation of the Navy’s Plans and Response to the Coronavirus Disease-2019 Onboard Navy Warships and Submarines’, released on 4 February.

“The navy had not fully implemented measures intended to reduce the risk of the spread of infectious diseases,” the IG said in its report.

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