Biden to deploy military medical team to Coney Island Hospital: Source

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President Joe Biden will announce the deployment of six military medical teams today to deal with severe staff shortages at hospitals around the country — with one team heading to New York to assist at Brooklyn’s Coney Island Hospital, a source close to United States Sen. Chuck Schumer told Brooklyn Paper. 

The president is dispatching federal personnel to assist six hospitals in six different states to work alongside healthcare workers on the frontline combatting the Omicron surge by helping take the strain off overwhelmed emergency departments, which will free up healthcare providers to continue providing care elsewhere. 

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