SARS-CoV-2 in the U.S. Military - Lessons for Civil Society
Journal Article - Open Access
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SILVER SPRING MD SILVER SPRING United States
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Barr and Podolsky recently commented in the Journal on the long-term influence that military medicine has historically had on medical practice in civil society. They specifically note how the accelerated medical advances made by the military were adopted in civilian sectors during and after World War II, which they discuss in the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 Covid-19 pandemic. The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense are using a framework to efficiently develop, test, and implement medical solutions to prevent, detect, and treat severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 SARS-CoV-2 infection. Two articles now published in the Journal online November 11 speak to this historical dialogue they show how medical practices used in the military could inform civilian public health practices with respect to shared living situations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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