Key Questions concerning the U.S. Military and the Domestic Coronavirus Response

A brand new KFF brief solutions key questions on potential U.S. army engagement within the home response to the novel coronavirus. With issues that native response capabilities may develop into overwhelmed within the coming weeks,  there have been rising calls to have the U.S. army play a better position in assist of civilian response.

The U.S. army has important capabilities in a spread of areas that could possibly be known as upon within the home response to coronavirus — together with communications, transportation, infrastructure, engineering, building, and different technical and logistical areas. The army additionally has a reservoir of skilled scientists and medical professionals, stockpiles of medical provides (similar to masks and different private protecting tools, and respirators), and army medical services.

However, not all army sources can be found for civilian use, and never all are more likely to be acceptable for civilian coronavirus response wants.  U.S. legislation and army guidelines and laws additionally place some restrictions on the sorts of actions that the army can have interaction in as a part of a home response.  The transient examines these and different vital features of better army engagement in coronavirus response within the U.S.

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