Former Vice President Joe Biden’s Coronavirus proposal involves the military, and Pentagon officials think Clueless Joe hasn’t thought out his plan all the way through.
But what makes this part of Joe Biden’s Coronavirus proposal even more hilarious is the fact that it’s the one part he didn’t steal from President Trump.
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Sunday night’s Democratic primary debate was overshadowed by the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, which is taking lives and disrupting the world economy.
The United States has observed as some countries have handled it relatively well, and others relatively poorly. Perhaps the largest question that will determine how the United States fares is whether or not our health care system can handle the inevitable increase in patient volume.
Biden’s plan: To address the reality that U.S. hospitals may not have enough beds and enough medical equipment to treat everyone who will get the coronavirus, as well as patients suffering from other issues, Biden said he would turn to the military.
“I would call out the military now,” Biden said at the Democratic debate. “They have the ability to provide this surge that hospitals need. … They have the capacity to build 500 hospital beds and tents that are completely safe and secure. It’s a national emergency, and I would call out the military.”
The Pentagon disagrees: It is true that the military has the ability to quickly build mobile hospital facilities that can treat hundreds of patients — but they’re not exactly ideal for dealing with an infectious disease.
“What we’re trying to be careful of is not over-promising,” Friedrichs said.
Hoffman also emphasized that even with the capability to build facilities, the military would face a serious personnel and equipment shortage that would have to be filled from another source.