“This will require a political solution but it is the right thing to do. We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die. If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset — our Sailors.” In one of the more striking pandemic stories, an aircraft carrier captain gets Navy’s help after plea. Even with help, it’s an impossibly complicated problem. Ray Mabus, the former Sec of the Navy, on just how necessary, and complex, this job is.

+ Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard.