Pentagon pauses plan to give Covid vaccine to Guantanamo detainees

Washington (AFP) – The Pentagon said Saturday it was putting on hold a plan to give Covid vaccines to terror detainees at Guantanamo, following an outcry as the United States struggles to deliver jabs to frontline workers and vulnerable elderly Americans. “No Guantanamo detainees have been vaccinated,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby tweeted. “We’re pausing the plan to move forward, as we review force protection protocols. We remain committed to our obligations to keep our troops safe.” The Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba houses detainees in the US “war on terror,” including top Al-Qaeda figur…

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