Vaccines For Terrorists?

For some time on Saturday afternoon, it appeared that the Pentagon was set to move forward with a plan that would allow terrorists incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay prison to receive COVID-19 vaccines before the vast majority of Americans have access to it:

  • The New York Post: “Alleged 9/11 mastermind, Gitmo detainees to start getting COVID vaccines”
  • Fox News: “Pentagon to offer COVID-19 vaccines to Guantanamo Bay prisoners”

Fortunately, after receiving deserved backlash, the Pentagon opted to pause this plan. While corrective action has been taken, it’s still unsettling that the Administration was prepared to prioritize the health of the world’s most dangerous terrorists before the millions of Americans who are patiently awaiting the opportunity to receive a vaccine.