Suhas Gondi (@suhas_gondi) is a medical student at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed (@AbdulElSayed) is a physician, epidemiologist and former health director for the city of Detroit. He is also a CNN political commentator. The views expressed in this commentary belong to the authors. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN)As Covid-19 spreads throughout the United States, the number of people who need medical attention could overwhelm our health care system. If that happens, estimates vary, but most agree that the need for hospital and intensive care unit beds will far outpace our supply. Indeed, Covid-19 will likely strain an already overwhelmed health care system in the US, with many hospitals operating near or at full capacity. This is even more concerning when one considers that Italy, where Covid-19 is currently wreaking havoc on the health care system, has significantly more hospital beds and doctors per capita than the US. While hospitals around the US are working to expand their capacities, we may still fall short, especially if the coronavirus continues to spread at current transmission rates. How do we care for everyone who will need it in the coming weeks and months? We must create a parallel Covid-19 care

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