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A simple proposal for boosting health care workers

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One recent report suggests that 10% of the doctors in northern Italy are infected with coronavirus.  No matter what the exact figure, that is clearly a problem.  In response, Italy is opting for at least two reforms.  First, health care workers who are retired are being lured back to work: Italy on Saturday began recruiting retired doctors as part of urgent efforts to bolster the healthcare system with 20,000 additional staff to fight the escalating viral epidemic. Second, the government is giving accelerated treatment to those studying for health care jobs: In addition, nursing students who were due to take their final exams next month are now expected to graduate in the coming days so they can be immediately put to work The United States should consider measures in the same direction.

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One recent report suggests that 10% of the doctors in northern Italy are infected with coronavirus.  No matter what the exact figure, that is clearly a problem.  In response, Italy is opting for at least two reforms.  First, health care workers who are retired are being lured back to work:

Italy on Saturday began recruiting retired doctors as part of urgent efforts to bolster the healthcare system with 20,000 additional staff to fight the escalating viral epidemic.

Second, the government is giving accelerated treatment to those studying for health care jobs:

In addition, nursing students who were due to take their final exams next month are now expected to graduate in the coming days so they can be immediately put to work

The United States should consider measures in the same direction.

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Tyler Cowen
Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Cowen and Tabarrok have also ventured into online education by starting Marginal Revolution University. He currently writes the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, and he also writes for such publications as The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and the Wilson Quarterly.

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