The appalling prospect of US deaths forces the "Pentagon" to order 100,000 body bags

 amid expectations of a high number of deaths in the United States due to the Corona pandemic, the US Department of Defense is seeking to provide 100,000 bags of military-style corpses with the aim of providing them for civilian use, as Bloomberg News quoted sources that the Pentagon Currently, about 50,000 body bags will be withdrawn from its stockpile and will go to purchase additional quantities during the coming period, with a view to presenting them to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

On Thursday morning, the number of injuries in the United States exceeded 217,000, while the number of deaths exceeded 5,170, nearly 2,000 of them in New York State alone, according to the Johns Hopkins University oversight center.

The agency's report indicated that the move is a counter-measure to the Pentagon's deployment of two medical ships in New York and Los Angeles to ease pressure on hospitals.

A logistical support unit manages the supply of the Department of Defense stockpile of 94-inch (238-centimeter) wide, 38-inch (96 centimeters) rectangular body bags, which are typically used in times and areas of American wars.

It is reported that the last time the Pentagon's request for body bags was disclosed was in the beginning of 2003, before the American invasion of Iraq.

The number of new HIV infections in the world is approaching one million, with the epidemic "spreading rapidly", claiming lives that include the elderly, middle-aged and even infants.

While Americans are preparing for the worst during this crisis, with 85 percent of them staying in homes to curb the spread of the disease, the epidemic has affected the US armed forces. Covid-19 has spread to the USS Theodore Roosevelt’s giant nuclear aircraft carrier anchored in Guam. In the Pacific, it began evacuating its crew of about 5,000 sailors.

On March 31, US President Donald Trump warned that the next two weeks would be painful weeks, after expectations that the deaths from the new Corona pandemic would range between 100,000 and 240,000.

Trump repeated on Wednesday that the coming days will be bleak in terms of the human price of the epidemic in the United States, describing the pandemic as a "scourge", saying: "I want every American to be prepared for the difficult days ahead," expressing his hope that his country will be able at the end of this period of "Seeing real light at the end of the tunnel."

 

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