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Pentagon Won’t Release All Virus-Infection Data, Reuters Says

March 26, 2020, 1:09 PM

The U.S. military has decided to stop providing some more granular data about coronavirus spread within its ranks out of fear the information might be used by adversaries as the virus spreads, Reuters reports, citing an interview with Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

  • Esper said that he wanted the military to keep providing broader data about infections in the armed forces: Reuters
  • “What we want to do is give you aggregated numbers. But we’re not going to disaggregate numbers because it could reveal information about where we may be affected at a higher rate than maybe some other places,” Esper...

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