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Wed May 20, 2020, 08:13 PM

Coronavirus: Leaked Pentagon memo warns pandemic could last until summer 2021,

including likely second wave, reports say

A leaked Pentagon draft memo says that the US should expect for the coronavirus pandemic to last until the summer of 2021, according to those that have seen it.

The Department of Defence document, obtained by Task & Purpose, advises the that the military prepare for a “globally-persistent” Covid-19 environment with no effective vaccine until “at least the summer of 2021.

Authored by Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, though not finalised or signed by him, the memo warns against any complacency that the virus will now be easily defeated: “We have a long path ahead, with the real possibility of a resurgence of Covid-19.”

It continues: “Therefore we must now refocus our attention on resuming critical missions, increasing levels of activity, and making necessary preparations should a significant resurgence of Covid-19 occur later this year.”

https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-leaked-pentagon-memo-warns-153609555.html

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 20 OP
C_U_L8R May 20 #1
Skittles May 20 #2
roamer65 May 20 #3
marlakay May 20 #4
Initech May 21 #7
progressoid May 21 #5
Initech May 21 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 08:20 PM

1. In other words, Trump and the GOP are lying to America

No surprise. But there it is. Again. Why do people vote for these crooks???

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 09:35 PM

2. I have heard that from the start

repukes are trying to shorten the time to accommodate the election

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 09:51 PM

3. January 1918 to December 1920.

The flu pandemic virus took nearly 3 years to “burn out”.

I can definitely see this one taking until summer 2022 if no vaccine or antibody therapies are found.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 09:56 PM

4. Why Trump is trying his hardest

To lose. I really think he is sick of this and wants his rich life back.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #4)

Thu May 21, 2020, 01:31 AM

7. He doesn't know how to handle a real crisis.

Which is why he's had so many failed businesses after failed businesses. And now we're in one that's affecting literally everyone on the planet, and he's doing everything short of throwing in the proverbial towel. He's never had to face disaster and now he is facing one dead on. Which is why we are fucked until we get real leadership.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 01:14 AM

5. Trumpers won't believe it.

Fake newz. Deep state. Blah blah blah.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 01:26 AM

6. I thought that was something that we already knew?

Most estimates put the timeline at 18 months for the duration of this thing. Which, if we start it the day the pandemic was declared, March 11, 18 months would put it at next September. And I can almost guarantee that a second wave is going to be inevitable, especially given the stupidity of some. 1

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