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Old 04-02-2020, 11:52 AM
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Could we use (more) US military resources to respond to the pandemic?


In a pandemic crisis in which some project that *millions* of Americans could die...

Is there some way that we could put to use the vast resources of the US military? (for example, to use non-essential military buildings for quarantining people, setting up new coronavirus hospitals, etc.)

(P.S. I guess this is already happening with the Navy's Mercy hospital ship, sent to New York to help treat coronavirus patients. But could it be done on a much larger scalel?)
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Old 04-02-2020, 11:54 AM
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In a pandemic crisis in which some project that *millions* of Americans could die...

Is there some way that we could put to use the vast resources of the US military? (for example, to use non-essential military buildings for quarantining people, setting up new coronavirus hospitals, etc.)

(P.S. I guess this is already happening with the Navy's Mercy hospital ship, sent to New York to help treat coronavirus patients. But could it be done on a much larger scalel?)
I thought the USS Mercy was for non-corona patients, to free up room in hospitals.
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Old 04-02-2020, 11:57 AM
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I thought the USS Mercy was for non-corona patients, to free up room in hospitals.
Yes, you're right. I stand corrected.

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Old 04-02-2020, 12:37 PM
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It's USNS Mercy (US Naval Ship) since hospital ships are non-commissioned.

The US Army Corps of Engineers is setting up and preparing to set up field hospitals all over the US.
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Old 04-02-2020, 12:50 PM
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https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/20...ttle-covid-19/
https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/03/...d-19-patients/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03...d-19-pandemic/ < already done
https://www.architecturalrecord.com/...es-in-new-york <already done
The new design: https://www.army.mil/article/190657/...ield_hospitals

ETA: If I recall, most of the early citizens returned by the Feds were quarantined for two weeks at US military bases around the country.
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