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US Navy Warship Pauses Deployment After COVID-19 Outbreak Among '100 Percent Immunized' Crew

US Navy Warship Pauses Deployment After COVID-19 Outbreak Among '100 Percent Immunized' Crew | 25 Dec 2021 | A U.S. Navy warship has paused its deployment to South America due to a COVID-19 outbreak among its "100 percent immunized" crew, the Navy announced on Christmas Eve. "USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), a Freedom variant littoral combat ship, remains in port as some Sailors test positive for COVID-19," the U.S. 4th Fleet said in a statement. "The crew is 100 percent immunized and all COVID-19 positive Sailors are isolated on board and away from other crew members. A portion of those infected have exhibited mild symptoms. The vaccine continues to demonstrate effectiveness against serious illness." The ship currently remains in port at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, located at the southeastern end of Cuba.