Pentagon pauses plan to offer COVID-19 vaccine to Guantanamo Bay prisoners

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Washington [US], January 31: The Pentagon (the US Department of Justice Headquarters) on Saturday declared that it is stopping the inoculation of Guantanamo Bay prisoners against COVID-19. 

"No Guantanamo prisoners have been immunized. We're stopping the arrangement to push ahead, as we survey power insurance conventions. We stay focused on our commitments to protect our soldiers," tweeted Pentagon representative John Kirby. 

As indicated by The Hill, the inversion comes days after the Defense Department said it would offer Covid antibodies to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, the jail in Cuba, with the rollout perhaps coming when one week from now. 

The arrangement was to offer the 40 prisoners at the base the first of two dosages of the accessible antibodies "on an intentional premise." 

The arrangement had been met with wild pushback, especially by Republican administrators, before it was stopped, particularly considering antibody deficiencies the nation over. 

"It is unforgivable and unpatriotic that President Biden is deciding to focus on inoculations for sentenced psychological militants in Gitmo over weak American seniors or veterans," Representative Elise Stefanik tweeted preceding Kirby's Saturday declaration. 

"Nothing says #unity like letting the 9/11 brains and Gitmo prisoners skirt before a large number of Americans for the COVID #vaccine," added Representative Dan Bishop, refering to Biden's rehashed calls for solidarity. (ANI)
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