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Air Force Academy says COVID-19 cases among cadets lower than reported on social media

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (KRDO) -- A spokesperson confirmed that the U.S. Air Force Academy is having a COVID-19 outbreak, but that the numbers are lower than reported on social media.

However, the Academy did not specify how many cadets and staff have tested positive for coronavirus.

Read the full statement from Mike Kucharek with USAFA Public Affairs:

“Although the Department of Defense directs DOD installations to report numbers of positive COVID-19 cases only to the respective military service branches, we can say the number of positive COVID-19 cases at the Academy are far lower than what has been reported on social media," Kucharek said.

"The Academy is deemed one of the U.S. Force's critical accession sources and the Academy has been deemed mission essential by the Secretary of the Air Force."

"We will continue to carry out our mission of training and educating future Air and Space force leaders with the safety of our cadets, faculty, staff and the entire USAFA population as a main priority. We have a rigorous medical response plan in place to mitigate risks here and are working closely with our installation medical professionals, and in line with DOD and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines."

Colorado Springs / Health / Local News / Military

Zachary Aedo

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  1. Yea, yea. Trump is saying we beat the virus they claim not so bad and Fox News has stopped mentioning anything about the virus. All the while 40 out of 50 states show up to 100% increase in cases many states are shutting back down and if the idiots in Colorado don’t remove their head from you know where they will be educating their kids in the fall. Only 6 weeks left till school starts. Just enough time for those spikes to hit Colorado causing another shut down. Even Mexico has banned Americans from coming because our attitude to covid-19. At 1st I laughed but then it is actually kind of sad how far we have fallen in the past 4 months.

  2. Good to see the Air Force Academy not falling for the scamdemic. Still waiting for the spike of covid cases in Seattle.

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