Doha Madani10h ago / 3:09 PM UTCThe Department of Veterans Affairs said Sunday that it would be opening up 50 beds in two of its hospitals to help New York City in its efforts to combat the coronavirus. Non-veteran patients who need treatment for ailments other than COVID-19, the disease associated with the virus, will be eligible for 35 acute care and 15 intensive care unit hospital beds. The transfer of five non-COVID patients from community hospitals to VA campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn is already underway, the department said. “VA is proud to assist the City of New York while continuing its primary mission of caring for our Nation’s Veterans,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said in the Sunday press release.Ben Kamisar11h ago / 2:29 PM UTCGovernors warn shortages will put their states in ‘dire straits’ as early as this weekMichigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards appear on “Meet the Press” on March 29, 2020.NBC NewsWASHINGTON — Two governors of states seeing a surge in coronavirus cases sounded the alarm Sunday about the lack of resources to respond to the crisis and warned that shortages of ventilators and protective equipment could overwhelm hospitals as soon as this week.Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Michigan Democratic

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