SEAL Training Affected by CHICOM Virus

| March 22, 2020


U.S. Navy SEAL candidates participate in Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training.(Petty Officer 1st Class Abe McNatt/ U.S. Navy)

One of our ninjas, well, not really but I’ll honor the anonymity, sends us an article on how the coronavirus CHICOM Virus is affecting Navy SEAL and SWCC training at Coronado. Seems the extreme training can mimic symptoms of the virus. Go figure. In rescue swimmer school, that every morning condition of being overheated, short of breath and generally beat-to-shit feeling was fixed by a refreshing few hours in the training tank (Some would call it a swimming pool. They are wrong). I can imagine what the SEAL candidates go through. So a Training Time Out has been called.
Anyway,

Naval Special Warfare sailor tests positive for COVID-19 CHICOM Virus, SEAL training at BUD/S suspended

By ANDREW DYER

Naval Special Warfare Center at Naval Base Coronado suspended training for some Navy SEAL and SWCC classes due to the risk coronavirus CHICOM Virus poses to trainees in “extremely strenuous, high-risk training,” according to a statement late Thursday from a Naval Special Warfare Command spokeswoman.
The training Navy SEALs endure to earn their coveted gold insignia, or “Tridents,” involves long periods without sleep and strenuous exercise along the Silver Strand and in the cold water of the Pacific Ocean. As a result, according to Navy Capt. Tamara Lawrence, a Naval Special Warfare spokeswoman, trainees experience a “high prevalence” of symptoms similar to COVID-19 CHICOM Virus.

“It is not uncommon for BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) students to experience various health issues, especially during evolutions where their physical and mental limits are tested,” Lawrence said in an email. “Due to the high prevalence of respiratory symptoms in BUD/S classes, almost every student would be pulled from training due to symptoms similar to COVID-19 CHICOM Virus.”

Lawrence said training has been paused for three of 11 training cohorts in the training pipeline.

“The decision to pause training will reduce risk to students immunocompromised during high risk training such as Hell Week, which could cause more severe outcomes in candidates who might contract COVID-19 CHICOM Virus,” Lawrence said.

Training stopped March 16 and is paused for the next eight weeks, the statement says.

Read the rest, here: San Diego Union

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Combat Historian

Maybe they’ll follow the universities and send all the trainees home to complete BUD/S by online teaching, with the students demanding (like at the Ivy League colleges) that they should all receive universal passing grades since they’re being taught online…(Sarc)

Daisy Cutter

Yeah, they’ll need an airbag for their keyboard in case they slump over from lack of sleep.

Comm Center Rat

Hell Week will be based on the Honor System. Parents are not authorized to provide any aid or comfort to an online warrior trainee in their basement. The accidental deflation of a keyboard airbag does not stop a training evolution. If no keyboard activity is logged for 60 consecutive minutes or longer the trainee is a automatic NO-GO and will be evaluated for possible recycle. If a candidate is dismissed by the training board he’ll… Read more »

Daisy Cutter

Hell Week will be conducted by having trainees dial in on a 1200 baud modem.

The Other Whitey

You cruel, evil bastard!

Eric (the OC Tanker)

I would go with real old school 300 baud.

Daisy Cutter

Be prepared for “I almost made it through BUD/S but the Coronovirus pandemic derailed me…” in 3-2-1.

Jeff LPH 3, 63-66

Well Daisy Cutter, you didn’t get started on the right track/grin

Keepin' It Real

I have no problem calling it the Chinese Virus, but since this will go down in history why not simply call it the Wuhan Virus?

Comm Center Rat

I’m saluting the CHICOMs with my left hand and right middle finger.

5th/77th FA

We need to do whatever it takes to keep ALL of our Troops safe and healthy. We also need to send the bill for whatever it costs us to fight this crap straight to the ChiComs. They made it, they distributed it, they should own it. Call it what you will, COVID 19, ChiCom/Kung Flu, Coronavirus 2019, I call it a deliberate biological warfare attack by a declared enemy of our Republic, aided and abetted… Read more »

David

Like referring to this as the ‘panic-demic’ or the ‘pan- Dem-ic’, in the UK they are fererring to hoarding panickers as ‘covidiots’.

Commissar

You know people are actually getting sick and dying right? And the number infected is doubling about every three days. And we have tested fewer per capita than nearly any other nation and we have tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands cases that have never been tested. I know of of two people that started having diarrhea and vomiting and died by the next morning just in the last two weeks Now they… Read more »

Green Thumb

Testing at this stage is a lost cause.

They need to shift gears.

SFC D

Weren’t you the guy reveling in the hope that CHICOM virus will kill off a certain demographic opposed to your “progressive” ideals? Get down off your soapbox, you phony, hypocritical asshole.

NHSparky

This tut-tutting shit from a fucktard who was jerking off with glee that those damned boomer right-wing nutjobs were going to finally die off in sufficient numbers to let them oh-so-wise young’uns finally take over and create their little socialist paradise.

Mayest thou ingest a satchel of Richards.

Let me know if you need a translation.

timactual

“You know people are actually getting sick and dying right?”

People were dying before Wu-flu, and people will be dying long after Wuhan flu is a distant memory; it’s called reality, and you can’t get out of it alive.

So I guess you didn’t like the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s”.

Commissar

CHICOM virus?

It is neither Chinese nor communist.

SFC D

Lighten up, Francis.

Comm Center Rat

Holy Roman Empire?

It was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

~ Linda Richman, Coffee Talk host

The Other Whitey

So things that originate in China aren’t Chinese? Okay. By that same logic, we could say that you’re not American.

Commissar

Viruses have no nationality or political ideology, dipshit. How is that complicated? Why are you even trying to debate this? The reason China has been the source of just under 1/5th the viral epidemics in the last half century is because China has just under 1/5th the population of the world. They are the source of no more patient zeros than you would expect if it were entirely random. Blame China for their lies and… Read more »

SFC D

Negative, we dismissed you an arrogant, conceited, know-it-all asshole whose sole reason for existence is to stir shit up and draw attention to yourself and possibly gain relevancy. You’re nothing but a walking tantrum, a petulant little child whining because he can’t have everything his way. You are what happens when parents don’t spank their children.

Commissar

If I was trying to gain relevance I sure as shit would not be spending time here,

You are as far from relevant as I can imagine.

Commissar

Spank? My mom was a cocktail waitress. Almost all her boyfriends were alcoholic degenerates.

Spank?

Try blackout drunk rage violence. Almost weekly.

Your what happens when a kid is raised to be ignorant of anything other than his own personal tribal identity. And never grows past that upbringing.

A Proud Infidel®™

“Your what happens when a kid is raised to be ignorant of anything other than his own personal tribal identity. And never grows past that upbringing.”

Projecting again aren’t we, Francis?

SFC D

My tribe is open-minded, well-read, and leery of anything that’s said to be “for our own good”. We’re especially leery of folks that spout party-line rhetoric that they’ve been spoon fed until it’s all they know. My tribe has deep Irish roots that give us a healthy cynicism towards a tribe that says “we’re here to help”. My tribe is self-reliant and does not consider the government to the our lord and master. Now tell… Read more »

A Proud Infidel®™

Yeah, just go to someplace like Berzerkely, say something Conservative in nature and see just how quickly you get a screeching mob of snowflakes on you, I see projection yet again in what Francis says!

The Other Whitey

Yeah, the British were “here to help” when they subjugated Ireland. I hear no ill will towards the UK, but memory stays with those of us of Hibernian Celt ancestry. It’s in our goddamn DNA. The commies were “here to help” when they sent my In-Laws to a fucking gulag-in-all-but-name in Cambodia. “To keep you is no benefit, to kill you is no loss.” You think they, or their grandchildren, are ever going to forget… Read more »

Thunderstixx

Salutations and accolades to you, your kin and your circle of friends.
You are yet one more reason to continue to enjoy the best Milblog on the interwebz !!!

The Other Whitey

Did it or did it not originate in China, dickhead? Simple question. Things from China are Chinese. It has nothing to do with the Chinese as a race, and only a retard would claim otherwise. Why do you and your ilk insist on disputing this very simple and incontrovertible point? You’re sure as hell not doing anything productive with all that wasted breath. According to people more knowledgeable than I, there is good reason to… Read more »

Commissar

You are such a brainwashed little fuck.

Trump wants to call it the China virus to shift blame and responsibility for the consequences away from himself.

And you immediately and obediently champion that as a personal cause.

Spineless little sycophants like you are the worst.

The Other Whitey

Hey Lars, have you forgotten that I’m substantially more likely to be exposed to this shit than you, did to my profession? I’ve also received quite a bit of info about it via work. What do you do for a living, besides be annoying? It’s also really funny, in a sad, pathetic kind of way, to hear a socialist Bern-bot douche like yourself, who’s failed at everything in life, accuse me of being brainwashed. I… Read more »

A Proud Infidel®™

We both know that ‘lil Francis will NEVER let facts, common sense and logic get in the way of his projections and brainwash!

Green Thumb

I do not know about that. Your profession making you more suceptible to encountering the virus.

After all, Lars is a Manhole Inspector. A very high risk profession these days….

HMCS(FMF) ret

And technocrats in the CDC and FDA have hindered the response to it:

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2020/03/23/wait-so-orange-man-wasnt-bad-brit-hume-shares-thread-about-what-really-happened-with-coronavirus-testing-delay/

People that you worship and want to be like fucking hindered testing.

Thunderstixx

I read that in its entirety, very well done.
Remember, the halls of the regulatory agencies have the exact same attitude and behaviors as the clown that hangs around here tossing bags of poop at us that always miss and end up on the floor where he/she/it steps in it, falls down in it and then sees how sonderful it is goes on to smear it all over him/her/itself !!!!!
He/she/it is just pathetic !!!

Eric (the OC Tanker)

You swine. You vulgar little maggot. You worthless bag of filth. You are a canker. A sore that won’t go away. I would rather kiss a slug than be seen with you. You’re a putrescent mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, a weasel. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck… Read more »

SFC D

Sweet baby Jesus that was beautiful! Castle Aaaargh, I spent many an hour there.

Mason

Come on, open up. Tell us how you really feel. This is a safe space.

timactual

It is also a mathematical certainty that the earth will be hit by a very large object in the future. Now go drive yourself nuts trying to prepare for it.

Green Thumb

I caught the flu on a deployment to Japan.

We were even vaccinated against it but still got it.

Everyone called it the Japanese Flu. As did the Japanese.

Nobody harbored any racial nonsense.

Commissar

But everyone is not calling it the CHICOM virus. Literally only the American far right is calling it that. Nobody else. So the name is entirely political and designed to shift responsibility from Tump and the Administration. An entirely political agenda. If it was being called the China virus by the rest of the world you would have a point. But since it is only being called that by the American right then all you… Read more »

rgr769

Some commenter over on AceofSpadesHQ is now calling it the “Chinkflu.” I wouldn’t call it that, but that is what the Progs like Larsie hear when we refer to it in the manner of every other flu or virus epidemic for the past 100 years. Remember, Progs get to define every word we use in accordance with the definitions their Prog “Newspeak Dictionaries.” “When I say a word, it means what I say it means.… Read more »

NHSparky

Holy shit. Dear asswipe, you **DO** realize the Chinese government (aka, Chinese Communist Party) have been bending themselves worse lan lo mein noodles trying to spin conspiracy theories that this was somehow introduced by the US? And the Iranians have played the same bullshit like a broken record? You wanna know why? Ask TOW and others with far better knowledge of Asian culture than you about the concept of, “losing face.” This is their pathetic… Read more »

HMCS(FMF) ret

OOPS… something to ruin Lars’ narrative. The Chinese “may have” massively unreported deaths:

https://pjmedia.com/trending/report-china-may-have-massively-underreported-coronavirus-deaths/

Let’s see… when was the last time they did that? The SARS outbreak almost 20 years ago…

SFC D

Well, there was that whole “Cultural Revolution” thing, and before that, “The Great Leap Forward”. They were supposedly bloodless.

The Other Whitey

And now Chinese historians have to visit the US, UK, and other countries with sizable Chinese immigrant populations to study their own traditions and culture. Seems all of their own folks who remembered the old days and old ways all met their “natural causes” at the same time. Very curious…

rgr769

The Chicom Politburo does not allow Squidward to deviate from the Party Line. I think he was recruited when he was learning Mandarin.

SFC D

Literally, it’s only us TAH dickweeds calling it that. I’m using it because it really yanks your chain. Our own little pulltoy.

Berliner

Francis probably missed this nugget of truth from Boomer’s Sunday:

“What’s the difference between a gun and a whiny liberal? The gun only has one trigger.”

Bottom line, keep calm and carry on.

A Proud Infidel®™

OKAY BIG DUMMY, then just where did it come from?

Commissar

Again. Viruses have no nationality or political ideology.

You trying to debate that point is idiotic.

SFC D

And Legionnaire’s disease didn’t originate with Legionnaires. What exactly is YOUR point?

Skyjumper

Let see now, commish. According to all of your empirical data, then these illnesses must be racist too. German Measles (side note: I’m 2nd gen German, my WWII combat veteran Pa being the 1st gen. Nether one of us complained about this being racist) West Nile Virus Named after the West Nile District of Uganda discovered in 1937. Guinea Worm Named by European explorers for the Guinea coast of West Africa in the 1600s. Rocky… Read more »

NHSparky

Don’t forget Coxsackie Virus, named after Coxsackie, NY.

Green Thumb

Or the Phildos.

Named after The False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics.

Dude 1: “Dude, you don’t look so hot.”

Dude 2: “I know, Phil Monkress was over at my house.”

Dude 1: “Dude, you most assured have a case of the Phildos”.

Dude 2: “I am so fucked.”

Dude 1: “You got that right. Lets practice some social distancing.”

HMCS(FMF) ret

The 1968 flu (H3N2) pandemic was (and still is) called the “Hong Kong Flu…

rgr769

Had it; I was sick as dog for five days. Had to fly home with it; I wanted to die sitting at O’Hare for two hours waiting to catch my next flight.

timactual

But they do have a point of origin, or did your nemesis Trump used his god-like powers and say “Let there be covid!” ?

And I note that you do not have a political ideology, either. You have a political theology and Trump is your “Great Satan”, responsible for all that is evil and corrupt. Not a sparrow falls that Trump did not murder.

Berliner

Xi (Chinese leader Xi Jinping) didn’t actually admit that the coronavirus now devastating large swaths of China had escaped from one of the country’s bioresearch labs. But the very next day, evidence emerged suggesting that this is exactly what happened, as the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive titled: “Instructions on strengthening biosecurity management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus.” In 2005, a group including researchers… Read more »

Commissar

Technically, if the conspiracy is true then we should be calling it the “Canada virus”. Because the conspiracy is that a Chinese researcher acting as a spy stole viruses, and other research materials from a L4 lab in Canada and attempted to bring it to the L4 lab in Wuhan and it was released during delivery because Chinese officials wanted to inspect the stolen materials to ensure she had met their expectations. That is the… Read more »

Commissar

The spy, according to the conspiracy, was Dr. Xiangguo Qiu

Though she was not the one that was transporting the virus, one of her students was. He handed that particularly case of material over to Chinese authorities at the lab, but not within the L4 containment area. During the inspection something or someone was contaminated.

Again, according to the conspiracy.

A Proud Infidel®™

HOLY SHEEP SHIT, you went through an entire comment without blaming President Trump!

Berliner

Notice his use of the weasel word “Technically” to deflect blame away from his dear leader, Xi Jinping

A Proud Infidel®™

Commies gotta commie and he IS in the PRoCA!

Thunderstixx

Yeah, but it’s tons more fun to push your buttons and watch yours and all your ChiCom buddies heads explode in such pretty colors !!!!!
CHICOM VIRUS !!!!!

A Proud Infidel®™

DAMN, those two Women make Ozzy Ozbourne look tame!

rgr769

The CCP also issued orders that all samples of the virus, records and test animals be destroyed.

NHSparky

Oh looky. The fucktard is all verklempt!

Green Thumb

I imagine COVID is all through the DoD due to close proximity.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Green Thumb

I would love to see that at Ft. Benning.

Shoot, move, communicate through through video conference.

The New Army!

I wonder if they will let them keep their stress cards?

NHSparky

Or in the berthing facilities of any warship.

SFC D

We’re not all teleworking.

rgr769

The fact that the commie cuttlefish is highly incensed that we are calling it the Chi-com virus is very telling. He always spews the party line like a loyal comrade. He is outraged by any that counter it.

rgr769

The comment below should hit a nerve in our fave mollusk 🦑.

rgr769

Someone is calling it the Wuhu Flu, as it rhymes so nicely.

SFC D

Flu-Manchu.

rgr769

I might add that the Epoch Times calls it the the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. It has chronicalled when and where the virus started and how the CCP suppressed the info about it for over two months and used their influence with the WHO to do the same for over a month.