According to a draft US Department of Defense internal draft leak dated May 19, the U.S. military is preparing for the real possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic will worsen this winter without vaccines. until the summer of 2021.
The announcement said: “We have a long way to go, with the potential for a real recurrence of the COVID-19 epidemic. Therefore, we must focus our attention on reconnecting the important mission, increase operational levels and make the necessary preparations if the outbreak is significant again by the end of this year. “
This notice notes the continuation of special procedures even if U.S army start “reopening” in the same way as the US states are doing, which is gradually relaxing restrictions on social contact and crowding.
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The notice also notes that outbreak “clusters” will continue in tandem with the seasonal flu outbreak, calling for increased testing and the establishment of a monitoring database to monitor the health status of soldiers as well as tracking people in contact with the sick
Although, a spokesman for The Pentagon said the notice was outdated, but a defense ministry official said it might still be sent after the amendments.
Earlier, according to AFP, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on May 19 stated that the US economy is at risk of “long-term loss” when the blockade order to prevent the acute respiratory tract pandemic. COVID-19 is getting longer and longer.
Speaking to a committee in the Senate, Mnuchin said US families and businesses were affected by the nationwide blockade, but the reopening of the economy would need to be implemented. how cautious.
Referring to efforts to restart the economy, he stated: “We are aware of health problems and we want to do this safely.”
In addition, Minister Mnuchin said that the US Government is willing to risk the financial funds that the Government has launched to help the economy withstand the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.