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Soldiers partner with a nursing home to test for COVID-19

Sgt. Nicholas Shepherd, a practical nursing specialist, and Maj. Rahul Vedprakash, assigned to Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force 352-2, walk down a hallway to the next patient at the Royal Suites Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Galloway Township, N.J., May 5, 2020. Testing residents in nursing homes is crucial due to the high infection rate of COVID-19. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the whole-of-nation COVID-19 response.

John Merline

Veteran journalist John Merline was Deputy Editor of Commentary and Opinion at Investor's Business Daily. Before IBD, he launched and edited the Opinion section of AOL News, and was a member of the editorial board of USA Today, where he continues to be a regular contributor. He’s been published in the Washington Post, National Review, Detroit News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Forbes, and numerous other publications. He is regular commentator on the One America News Network and on local talk radio. He got his start in journalism under the tutelage of M. Stanton Evans.

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