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U.S. Navy says it won't evacuate ship with infected sailors

Clip: 03/31/2020 | 3m 19s Video has closed captioning.

The USS Theodore Roosevelt, a Pacific-based aircraft carrier, is facing its own outbreak of the novel coronavirus. With several sailors testing positive, the ship’s captain made the extraordinary request for it to be almost entirely evacuated. But the admiral in charge of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says that maintaining military readiness comes first. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Aired: 03/31/20

Rating: NR

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