The US military would be superb at fighting coronavirus. Let's use it | Ann Lee and Sean Penn

After the 2010 Haitian earthquake, we saw the US military in action as a humanitarian force. They can do this

In 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. In three minutes it killed more than 200,000 people and displaced two million more.

Our humanitarian aid organization, the Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), was on the ground in Haiti. In Haiti – as well as on the front lines of other disasters, like Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas just a few months ago – we saw how dangerous inaction and political paralysis can be, and how rapid mobilization saves lives. In a crisis, every minute – every second – counts.

Ann Lee is the CEO of Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), an NGO that works to save lives and strengthen communities affected by or vulnerable to crises

Sean Penn is the founder of CORE

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