What do we know about the spread of the coronavirus on US Navy ships? For the most part, we know what the Navy tells us or confirms what we already know. We’re told the pandemic has spread to 13 ships and infected at least 1,370 sailors and civilian workers.
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In researching ideas for our latest editorial, a pattern became increasingly clear that we wanted to address. If you recall two weeks ago, we published an editorial on the water contamination in Flint, Michigan and its connection to base contamination at bases such as Camp Lejeune. In that editorial, we focused on accountability, or lack thereof, in our government agencies. Regardless, these agencies are responsible for contamination and for the lack of post-service treatment of citizens serving and working at those bases.