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More U.S. medical teams to bolster states as Omicron surges

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Another 1,000 federal health workers are deploying to six states to help alleviate overwhelmed hospitals amid the U.S. surge in Omicron-related COVID-19 cases, the White House said on Thursday. The teams of between seven and 25 military doctors, nurses and other personnel will head to New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico to support emergency departments and allow hospital staff to continue with other care, a White House official said. Biden is scheduled to address his administration’s COVID response at 10:30 a.m. (1530 GMT) along with U.S. De…

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