Pentagon To Provide 100,000 Military-Style Body Bags As COVID-19 Pandemic Worsens

The Pentagon confirmed Monday that it would provide around 100,000 military-style body bags for use by civilians as the United States grapples with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made the request to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as officials reported that the death toll is expected snowball in the coming weeks.The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), a supporting branch of DOD, “is currently responding to FEMA’s prudent planning efforts for 100,000 pouches to address mortuary contingencies on behalf of state health agencies,” a Pentagon sp…

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