Navy helicopters deliver respirators to protect crew aboard USNS Comfort

April 10, 2020 / By Kris Osborn | Warrior Maven

Navy helicopters are delivering respirators to health care crew members on board the USNS Comfort now treating COVID-19 patients in the New York City area, Navy officials said.

The delivery includes “air purifying respirators” to protect the health care team from inhaling viral agents while treating patients on the hospital ship in close quarters.

“The delivery was 20 Positive pressure suits for infectious disease control, extra filters, batteries, and battery chargers for the suits,” Navy spokeswoman Lt. Mary Catherine Walsh told Warrior Maven in a written statement.

Given the need for a rapid, comprehensive response to the pandemic, the USNS is now treating both COVID-19 patients as well as others in need of treatment onboard the ship.


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