Jan 31, 2021
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Pentagon suspends plan to vaccinate Guantanamo inmates

The Pentagon has “suspended” a plan to vaccinate against COVID-19 prisoners at a US naval base in Guantanamo Bay.

This was announced on his official Twitter page by the spokesman for the US Department of Defense John Kirby.

Currently, none of the Guantanamo inmates has been vaccinated, he said. At the same time, the department is suspending the implementation of this plan, since it is revising the protocols for the protection of the military personnel.

“We remain true to our commitment to keeping our troops safe,” Kirby said.

Recall that earlier the Pentagon faced criticism from Republican senators because of plans to vaccinate 40 Guantanamo prisoners, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, accused of preparing the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.

According to the latest data, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States has reached 26,012,880 people, 438,239 patients have died from the effects of infection.

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