Coronavirus triage procedures put majors last

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Military priorities put majors last on the triage list as a part of procedures to manage the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, sources confirmed. Emails obtained by reporters show that the Army Surgeon General directed hospitals to apply a “Priority 3 (minimal care; do not resuscitate)” tag to majors. This tag prioritizes soldiers of other ranks, spouses of sergeants, and pets above majors for medical care. The Air Force has adopted a similar rule.

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