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Pentagon Seeking 100,000 Military-Style Body Bags as US Warns Coronavirus Deaths Could Soar

Body moved to a refrigerated truck outside hospital in New York
The Pentagon is seeking 100,000 military-style body bags as the ‘experts’ warn US Coronavirus deaths could soar in the next few weeks.
Bloomberg reported:
The Pentagon is seeking to provide as many as 100,000 military-style body bags for potential civilian use as the U.S. warns that deaths could soar in the coming weeks from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has requested 100,000 body bags, known as Human Remains Pouches, through an interagency group that directed it to the Defense Department. The Pentagon is looking into buying more bags and will draw some initially from a stockpile of 50,000 it maintains, according to two people familiar with the request.
The Defense Logistics Agency’s Troop Support unit manages the Pentagon’s stockpile of the green nylon, 94-inch by 38-inch body bags that are typically distributed to war zones. The unit has been in contact with the current contractor to assess its manufacturing capabilities but hasn’t yet placed a formal order, according to one of the people.
As of Wednesday there are over 200,000 confirmed Coronavirus cases in the US and approximately 4,400 deaths. 
Top White House officials scaled back their predictions and said between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans are projected to die from the Coronavirus.
This is down from the 1.7 million American deaths predicted by a key UK scientist which sent the entire country into panic mode.
President Trump this week extended the Coronavirus social distancing guidelines to April 30th and warned it would be a “painful two weeks.”

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