Biden to send military teams to US states struggling with Covid spike

Posted on AllSides January 13th, 2022
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Joe Biden plans to send 1,000 military medical personnel to hospitals and medical facilities, amid a surge in Covid-19 cases largely attributed to the Omicron variant.

The president will announce the effort on Thursday, and the military members will begin arriving in states across the country next week, as a top government official admitted it was likely that most Americans would be infected with the coronavirus.

On Tuesday the US recorded a record number of hospitalisations due to Covid-19 as daily infections soared to more than 1.35m. A test kit shortage across...

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