The Pentagon is preparing to deploy its 2 - 1000-bed hospital ships i.e. USNS Comfort & USNS Mercy. The Comfort is intended to head to NY. The Mercy, which is on the West Coast, will be ’prepared & ready to go much sooner the destination which is not determined. These ships will be used to take non-coronavirus patients in order to alleviate potential strain on hospital beds in civilian hospitals.