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SGT English/Language Arts Teacher
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Good thinking there. Most of those troops probably do work civilian medical jobs.
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SSG Environmental Specialist
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Actually shocked they have not called up reserve units for this.
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CPT Clinical Provider
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Probably haven’t done so because many of them man civilian positions in their communities doing the same job and also they wouldn’t want to have to quarantine them for 2 weeks after the operation ends and keep them from their communities. Also probably not best to have people from multiple areas of a state and other states traveling and congregating for spreading a virus.

I guess we will wait and see.
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SSG Environmental Specialist
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CPT (Join to see) - True but you could call up units in areas that are not hit that hard. In my area there has not been a confirmed case with int a 2 hour drive of my town so far.
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MAJ Montgomery Granger
MAJ Montgomery Granger
7 mo
Good point. I have reached out to federal and military authorities, my senators and representative to encourage them to consider activating retired reserve and other medical military who could run field hospitals, etc., for non-corona patients in fixed hospitals, so that the civilian health care system can focus on the pandemic.
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SSG William Zopff III
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Would these deployed units setup the field hospitals or attempt to secure existing brick & mortar buildings in the community that could be occupied instead?
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MAJ Montgomery Granger
MAJ Montgomery Granger
7 mo
I suppose both are possible. Since it's springtime, and fresh air and sunlight are supposed to help sick people get better, I would vote for tents. They would NOT be taking coronavirus patients, only those NOT infected in order to make room for corona patients in fixed hospitals with ICU and other critical care capabilities.
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