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Fri Feb 5, 2021, 12:31 PM

Biden administration to deploy approximately 1,000 troops to assist with Covid vaccination effort

Source: CNN

The Biden administration announced Friday that it will deploy approximately 1,000 troops across the United States to assist with coronavirus vaccination efforts.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has approved a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to boost vaccination efforts with active duty US troops, White House Covid-19 senior adviser Andy Slavitt said Friday.

CNN reported earlier Friday that the plan calls for the troops to form into five teams to travel to designated sites, according to two defense officials. The orders are expected to call for the troops to be ready to deploy within 96 hours.

Slavitt confirmed Friday that part of the group will begin to arrive in California within the next 10 days to start operations in the area around February 15, "with additional vaccination missions soon to follow."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/05/politics/pentagon-covid-vaccines/index.html

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Wicked Blue Feb 2021 OP
Aristus Feb 2021 #1
SheltieLover Feb 2021 #3
AllyCat Feb 2021 #2
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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 12:35 PM

1. My thought was that he could nationalize the medical units of the state

National Guards, and deploy them to underserved areas to administer vaccines.

That ought to do it quickly and efficiently.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 01:10 PM

3. Great idea!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 12:39 PM

2. Yes! This is how we get this done. One way anyhow.

We need vaccine and people to go out to give it. They train for this and are good at it.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 01:12 PM

4. Absolutely!



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