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Two people have tested positive for coronavirus after attending meetings inside the Pentagon.

“An active-duty airman and an Air Force contractor who both visited the Pentagon in recent weeks have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Air Force said Friday, in the first confirmed cases of the virus inside the world’s biggest office building,” The Hill reports.

The unidentified airman works for the Defense Health Agency in nearby Falls Church, Va.  The individual was in a meeting in the Pentagon Mar. 16 and soon after began exhibiting symptoms. He or she has received medical treatment and is quarantined at home.

The contractor was in the Pentagon Mar. 2, also soon began exhibiting symptoms. Also unidentified, he or she has been quarantined at home since Mar. 5.

Just before being diagnosed and quarantined, he or she attended an event at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where Air Force One is kept. The Air Force has informed everyone who attended the event so they can monitor and test for coronavirus.

“The Pentagon said there has been a total of 124 military-related coronavirus cases, including 67 service members, 15 civilians, 26 dependents and 16 contractors,” The Hill reports.

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Sirdirkfan
Sirdirkfan
6 months ago

The plasma from patients who’ve recovered from the Wuhan Virus should be able to be used as a temporary vaccine – trying it is worth the try.

Francine Goldman
Francine Goldman
6 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

They are now studying the antibodies from those who beat the virus to assist in helping those who are ventilated. The problem with this virus, nobody knows if you can have a relapse as some do with certain flu strains. It is impirtant for those who beat it to fight extra hard to not have a recurrence of the virus. This is a nightmare! I think the Chinese people are not at fought, but their evil government is for making their own people ill to test lab created viruses then releasing it upon the world to become the most powerful in the world. They hate the US and will do anything they can to destroy us. Ironically, the masks we are getting from other countries are mostly coming from China.

lorrie accettola
lorrie accettola
6 months ago

“Fault”

John Flynn
John Flynn
6 months ago

I, too, am more apt to blame the Chinese govt for PURPOSELY spreading their virus from Biological bases to the population; and then blaming all the “exotic” food marts (bats, snakes, etc

Tomahawk
Tomahawk
6 months ago

They’re beginning to be manufactured over here, in the US of A. My Pillow and GM have started making them and there will probably be others.

LMB
LMB
6 months ago

Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin has shown the start of reversal in 4 hours and complete recovery in 4 days.

Gerald Ladd
6 months ago
Reply to  LMB

LMB, and some DemonRAT governors are forbidding it’s use.

Blowme
Blowme
6 months ago
Reply to  Gerald Ladd

That’s because they are cocksuckers.

Francine Goldman
Francine Goldman
6 months ago
Reply to  Gerald Ladd

True. They think we should give a big chumk of the money to PLANNED PARENTHOOD and THE KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS!! This was just some of the crap NONSENSE PELOSI and her DEMONCRATS had stuck on the bottom of what President Trump was signing to help Americans during this nightmare. This is why he did not sign it at first. It was over 3 trillion with the pork attached and most was not helping us. He read the whole thing before he signed and said NO! After it was cleaned and only money to help Americans bringing it to 2 trillion after the fat was trimmed. Thank you Mr. President!

Truckman
Truckman
6 months ago
Reply to  LMB

thats great but to many Dr.s are prescribing it to people that are not sick to the point to where there is not enough for the people that needs it including those that have to have it long term and this is not right

Carol Peterson
6 months ago
Reply to  Truckman

I hadn’t heard that, Truckman. Can you let us know the source so we can learn more about it? Thanks! 🙂

Rick
Rick
6 months ago
Reply to  Carol Peterson

Carol, that case is one of the cases where kaiser permanente, denied a lupus patient her hydroxychloroquin, due to the present emergency! problem is that if she doesn’t get it she could have a lupus flare up, disrupting her immune system, allowing chinese corona virus to get in and her then to succumb. Thank the god that kaiser is a kalifornicator bunch and not much else.

Nana
Nana
6 months ago
Reply to  Truckman

It might be worth mentioning, that Chloroquine is also used to treat Lupus and some forms of Arthritis, so it’s not like this is some unproven, untested, off-the-wall experimental drug

Francine Goldman
Francine Goldman
6 months ago
Reply to  Nana

I was put on chloroquine and later numped to Hydrachloroquine for Lupus and Arthritic conditions. There is a side effect that it can dsmage the retinas. I was taken off of it for that reason, but it was helpful. They have been giving it to HIV positive patients to prevent full blown AIDS. It has been given for malaria and some forms of leprosy.

wrodgers
wrodgers
6 months ago
Reply to  Truckman

Chloroquine can be used as an off label drug. The companies that make it are working to get it made and to the hospitals. It is touted as a hopeful drug and seems to be working for certain patients but not proven to work among some.

Wumingren
Wumingren
6 months ago
Reply to  Truckman

I’m taking hydroxychloroquine for Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Autoimmune Disease (UCTAD) and have worried that it may become difficult to refill my prescription.

NOTE: The drug has a nasty Black Box Warning relating to potentially lethal respiratory impairment when the standard antibiotics for H.Pilori are administered. It also requires that patients see a retina specialist, to have 3-D images taken as a “before” shot, and followed up with more images taken every six months to watch for dangerous deterioration of the retina, which could lead to blindness. So, it could kill you or blind you — it is not like popping a Baby Aspirin every night for heart health.

Robert
Robert
6 months ago
Reply to  LMB

LMB
Now that is not what the FDA or the CDC has said in any way what so ever. I know persons who have to have a certwin medication twice daily to stay alive and that same medication would kill others if they took it, any drug approved for any thing shouls be proven before use, now with only a few 20 person trials with according to CDC Faulki only about less than 50% success that is no way proven.

Ron Coffman
Ron Coffman
6 months ago

If this works as LMB says then these Dem Govs should be over ridden by the President provided this really works.