Covid-19 Coronavirus Tests Are ‘Scarce’ For U.S. Soldiers Despite Assurances From The Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak to reporters at the Pentagon on March 2, 2020. (Lisa Ferdinando/DoD)

Washington Times: EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon virus tests are ‘scarce’ despite assurances; sick troops told to self-isolate

Top defense leaders are assuring troops that coronavirus testing is available, but for Pentagon warriors the coveted test is “scarce,” according to an internal memo.

The Pentagon Governance Council held an anti-virus battle meeting on Monday where it heard the assessment.

“COVID-19 testing is scarce, many people are simply being told to go home and self-isolate,” said the memo obtained by The Washington Times.

“Expect this to continue,” added the memo, written by a participant and circulated to “senior leaders.”

It said that the the Pentagon’s DiLorenzo medical clinic is, “Only conducting tests for first responders and medical personnel.”


WNU Editor: This is disturbing, especially since the Pentagon is stating publicly that they believe that the Covid-19 pandemic will be with us for a long time …. COVID-19 threat isn’t going to end anytime soon, say Pentagon leaders (Military Times).

WNU Editor: Covid-19 cases are rising for the U.S. military …. Number of coronavirus cases within Defense Department doubles over the weekend (CNBC).

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