Biden sending military personnel to R.I., other states, to combat COVID surge

Updated at 5:27 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is highlighting the federal government's efforts to “surge” military medical personnel to help overwhelmed medical facilities weather the spike in coronavirus cases and staff shortages due to the highly transmissible omicron variant. Starting next week, 1,000 military medical personnel will begin arriving to help mitigate staffing crunches at hospitals across the country. Many facilities…

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