- Officials and health experts have increasingly referred to the fight against the COVID-19 corona virus for warfare purposes.
- Soon there will be members of a new generation of medical students who have become doctors. Some of them may graduate early to start fighting the virus.
- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has worked to get more doctors into the health system faster to support this struggle, and early graduation is one way to do it.
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The fight against the novel outbreak of the corona virus, which still affects the United States and the rest of the world, has been repeatedly compared to war. And although this doesn̵
NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine on Wednesday tweeted That this will actually happen very soon: “@NYUGrossman is pleased to share this pending approval from @NYSEDNews and #LCME and enables selected medical students to graduate early to help more doctors get into the health care system faster in the battle of growing use by # COVID19 #allhandsondeck #NYULangoneHeroes ”.
This move is a response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s move to “get more doctors into the health care system faster,” according to the school. Steven B. Abramson is Executive Vice Dean at the school and said CNN 122 students who wanted to graduate later this summer were asked if they would like to graduate early and start an internship in New York hospitals.
At the time of this writing, almost 70 had agreed. “It is impressive and says a lot about our students and their commitment to caring for sick people and being part of a team of doctors who care for these patients,” said Abramson of the effort that would result Students in internal medicine programs or emergency rooms in hospitals affiliated with the university.
Needless to say, this is urgently needed in New York, the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the United States. The lion’s share of all US cases are now in New York – in fact more than 30,000, including more than 23,000 in New York City alone.
By Friday morning, the latest Johns Hopkins University numbers showed that more than 86,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed in the U.S., with more than 1,300 deaths.