U.S. sending 1,000 military health workers to U.S. COVID-19 hot spots

Posted on AllSides January 13th, 2022
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Another 1,000 military health workers are deploying to six U.S. states beginning next week to help hospitals overwhelmed by a surge in Omicron-related COVID-19 cases, the White House said on Thursday.

Teams of seven to 25 military doctors, nurses and other personnel will begin arriving in Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio and Rhode Island to support emergency rooms and free hospital staff for other care, a White House official said.

Biden was due to address his administration's COVID-19 response at 10:30 a.m. ET (1530 GMT) along with...

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