Reporting for duty: Airline crew sign up to help hospitals

Many flight attendants for Scandinavian Airlines have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic but are now being given the opportunity to retrain as healthcare providers. The laid-off crew members already have emergency medical training and are "trained in how to handle difficult interpersonal situation," which makes the move to nursing homes and hospitals an almost natural transition.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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