It is almost beyond belief that the military assumes it has to medical knowhow to take on the Ebola crisis in the US. It seems that the US response to everything is military involvement. Health care should never involve the military. The military is not a medical solution.
And this is odd:
"On Monday, the team meant to ensure quick response to the spread of the dangerous virus, will be sent to Texas for a week-long specialized training on infection control. After the training, the military medics will be able to assist doctors treating patients infected with Ebola."Apparently, they are not presently prepared and they will be after a week long training? And is it only the medics that are trained? And they will assist only US doctors in the US?
CNN reports that the military assistance was requested by the Department of Health and Human Services. But one wonders whether the medical community backs that request. And notice the ease which the US military became involved.
Dangerous precedent but following in the footsteps of US domestic militarization. A conspiratorist might well wonder if a military coup is really that far in the future. In any event this doesn't bode well for US democracy when the military takes on civilian responsibilities.