March 17, 2020 | Yahoo

The military should be mobilized for the coronavirus pandemic

By Stephen N. Xenakis and Jonathan D. Moreno

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to call up the New York National Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers to find buildings to convert to makeshift hospitals is the right one. As hospitals around the country face the prospect of unmanageable surges of patients stricken with COVID-19, military medical units may be crucial. Our regular health care system simply cannot cope alone.

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