At 10AM, March 30, 2020, a 1,000-bed hospital ship United States Naval Ship (USNS) Comfort arrived in New York City, the current epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.
It has been sent to alleviate the stress of NY Citizens on the city’s overwhelmed hospitals.
It was recently deployed to Latin America to support their health care systems. It also helped treat hundreds of first responders after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City.
According to MilitaryFactory.com, Comfort was originally built as an oil super tanker in 1976 in San Diego, California, and christened the SS Rose City.
When purchased and delivered to the US Navy in 1987, instead of being used as an oil tanker, it was put into the yard and converted to a hospital ship as the second of such in the Mercy-class.
Comfort is a complete medical facility that even includes a dental clinic, four x-ray machines and a CT scanner.
A pair of oxygen-producing plants, an optometry lab, and coolers to hold 5,000 units of blood are all part of her toolbox.
Comfort is a huge hospital that can accommodate up to 2,000 people on board, and supply much-needed water to both as it maintained a freshwater plant making up to 300,000 gallons of water a day.
Courtesy: President Trump’s personal attorney Former New York City mayor
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) March 30, 2020