Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Remains Hospitalized After Mystery Procedure The Department of Defense recently released a statement announcing that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was hospitalized for an undisclosed medical procedure. Though the statement released by the DoD indicated that the procedure was relatively minor and Austin was expected to make a full recovery, no release date has been given. The statement did not provide the nature of the medical procedure, only that its results had necessitated Austin’s extended stay. It also mentioned that Austin was in good spirits and able to communicate with the outside world as the procedure progressed. While the exact cause of Austin’s extended hospitalization is still unclear, speculation has been brewing that the medical procedure may be related to the Secretary’s role in the ongoing fight against Covid-19. Austin has been at the forefront of the DoD’s efforts to provide medical assistance and support to the citizens of the United States. Aside from its announcement about Austin, the DoD has been keeping mum on the details surrounding the Secretary’s hospitalization. The orginazation has not officially commented on the nature or duration of his stay, which has only drawn more scrutiny from the public and the media. At this time, it is unclear when Lloyd Austin will be released from the hospital, or whether his medical procedure was related to Covid-19. We wish Austin a speedy recovery, and will provide an update on the situation as soon as any new details become available.