They had flocked to Washington to protect Joe Biden’s inauguration. As it now turns out, numerous national guardsmen have been infected with the corona virus.
- 25,000 National Guardsmen were ordered to change power to Washington.
- Apparently, numerous soldiers have now dealt with the Coronavirus infected.
- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden tries to calm things down after a parking garage incident.
Washington, DC – Washington was preparing for the January 20th change of power. The Capitol turned into a field camp. One saw patrolling in photos National Guard: inside. They lay in the corridors, slept close together in crowds on the marble floor and guarded the place that had previously been the target of a riot. After Stormed the US Capitol on January 6th were 25,000 national guards: inside to secure the Inauguration of the 46th US President Joe Biden ordered. As it now turns out, this could turn out to be a Super spreader event have developed. Because numerous members of the National Guard have apparently infected with the coronavirus.
“They packed us up like sardines,” a national guard told the news platform Politico. Hundreds of them were now tested positive for the virus or are in quarantine in nearby hotel facilities, three sources within the Guard report to the newspaper. It was apparently closed before that Problems with corona testing came. In some cases, soldiers would have had to take care of access to corona tests themselves. Others have been pressured into theirs End quarantine early and report to duty. A member of the National Guard reported anonymously Politico, Most corona cases were asymptomatic and apparently came from the home locations of the troops. The management of the guard has so far refused to officially announce the number of positive corona cases.
National Guard: Coronavirus infected inside – 25,000 attended Biden’s inauguration in Washington
Now there is great fear that the operation in Washington could have tragic consequences. And even become one Super spreader event develop. “Ultimately, we need to make sure that they don’t spend their extended rest on campus but in hotel rooms,” said Connecticuts Democratic Senator Chris Murphy. The extent of the problem was underlined again when it became known that soldiers were inside for their break in the parking garage of a government building had to endure. In the narrowest space.
This decision now causes horror. Roy Blunt, the Missouri Senator, already referred to the incident as “Covid-19 risk”. And Florida Governor Ron DeSantis immediately ordered his troops back to the state. “They are soldiers, they are not Nancy Pelosi’s servant “he said angrily. The order to spend the break in the parking garage is currently being investigated. Apparently, however, a Capitol police officer had given this order without having been authorized to do so. Accordingly, the Congress did not know anything about it, as several senators emphasized.
Corona outbreak at the National Guard: Hundreds of soldiers infected – Dr. Jill Biden visits troops
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited the troops on Friday after criticizing the soldiers’ accommodation. And brought chocolate cookies with it. However, there is currently great displeasure in social networks. “She had to do that after what her husband did to you,” reads an Instagram comment. “I suppose that was before they were kicked out of the Capitol and told to sleep in a parking garage,” another.
“From the bottom of my heart – Thank you to the National Guard for their continued commitment to protect our nation,” wrote Dr. Jill Biden on her Twitter account “Flotus”. An attached photo shows how that First lady her right hand on her heart, the soldiers in the background. There are currently controversial reactions to this post. While some of the Bidens chalked up the parking garage incident, others defended the couple by pointing out that they knew nothing about it. The founder of Democratic Coalitionwhose self-chosen task is Donald Trump * Call to account, tweeted: “The National Guard slept in a parking garage because Donald Trump instigated a terrorist attack on the Capitol. If you are angry, vote to judge him. “
The troops have a special meaning for the Biden family. The son who died in 2015 Joe Bidens *, Beau, was a member of the National Guard. (aka) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.
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