A model new KFF brief options key questions on potential U.S. military engagement throughout the dwelling response to the novel coronavirus. With concerns that native response capabilities might turn into overwhelmed throughout the coming weeks, there have been rising calls to have the U.S. military play a bigger perform in help of civilian response.
The U.S. military has very important capabilities in an expansion of areas that would probably be referred to as upon throughout the dwelling response to coronavirus — along with communications, transportation, infrastructure, engineering, improvement, and completely different technical and logistical areas. The military moreover has a reservoir of expert scientists and medical professionals, stockpiles of medical supplies (akin to masks and completely different non-public defending gear, and respirators), and military medical providers.
Nonetheless, not all military sources could be discovered for civilian use, and by no means all are vulnerable to be relevant for civilian coronavirus response desires. U.S. laws and military pointers and guidelines moreover place some restrictions on the types of actions that the military can work together in as part of a house response. The transient examines these and completely different very important factors of bigger military engagement in coronavirus response throughout the U.S.