[Ed. – Three days open for business in one of America’s hot spots and not a single patient. Military assets were always going to be back-ups, but that’s the point. The back-up wasn’t needed here, and it’s not because there were no cases. It’s because there was enough existing capacity locally to cover them.]
In Seattle, the field hospital set up by the military is closing up shop. There’s no need. After being set up for nine days, not a single Wuhan coronavirus patient was admitted. The hospital could have treated up to 250 people (via KUOW):
The 250-bed facility, for which setup began on March 30, was intended to help Washington state’s health care system tend to non Covid-19 patients in the event of a hospital surge.
But just three days after announcing the facility was ready to receive patients, officials say they’re returning the hospital to the federal government. …
The health care system is stressed big league right now, but it’s not being overrun like in Italy.