How the US' Hospital Ships Work
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Music by epidemicsound.com
Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
References:
[1] ihl-databases.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl.nsf/Comment.xsp?action=openDocument&documentId=1E5A1F4D6DBD9A08C1258115003C8B8B
[2] ihl-databases.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl.nsf/Comment.xsp?action=openDocument&documentId=94B81A13B60B1175C1258115003E5314
[3] covid19.healthdata.org/projections
[4] www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwj2z5ajzszoAhWHgXIEHf1zD7QQFjAAegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhealth.mil%2FReference-Center%2FPresentations%2F2018%2F08%2F27%2FUSNS-Mercy&usg=AOvVaw2M4T8Erzhsl8ofMy0qWp5s
[5] www.militaryfactory.com/ships/detail.asp?ship_id=usns-mercy-t-ah-19-hospital-ship-usn
[6] ie.technion.ac.il/serveng/Lectures/Hall_Flows_Hospitals_chapter1text.pdf

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  • Andrei Gauna Adamson
    Andrei Gauna Adamson

    You can't imagine how great these mini documentaries are for me. Waaay better that TV shit. Great job man! Keep it up!

  • Andrew Awesome
    Andrew Awesome

    Are hospital ships being used for virus patients?

    • Zack Georgly
      Zack Georgly

      Yes. There was a news piece some weeks back about USS Comfort arriving to NY to work as a hospital for Covid-19 patients.

  • Warren Campbell
    Warren Campbell

    When Sam goes from planes to ships to pandemics to risk. He truly has done it all.

  • Christoffer Fogelström
    Christoffer Fogelström

    Does anyone know if they are utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic at all?

    • Zack Georgly
      Zack Georgly

      Yes, USS Comfort is deployed in NYC currently.

  • Leo Sussman
    Leo Sussman

    The comfort recently came to New York to take non Coronavirus patents from full hospitals but they only ended up having to treat 20 people there so they left.

  • uli dell
    uli dell

    build more such ships and stop buying the F35s !

    • J ui
      J ui

      We need the f 35s

  • Lauren Conrad
    Lauren Conrad

    So we have these giant hospital ships that could help people in third world countries or could send a message to other countries but we still don’t have universal healthcare? Something’s off... 🤔

  • gwf06
    gwf06

    America bragging about its health system worldwide: [Laughs in NHS]

  • MIGHTY GODJIHYO
    MIGHTY GODJIHYO

    Quick Question: Why aren't they helping to house US Covid patients?

    • Zack Georgly
      Zack Georgly

      They are (or at least one is). I guess that's why this video was made.

  • Rajiv Casie Chitty
    Rajiv Casie Chitty

    Remember britanic

  • Alex H
    Alex H

    One millionth view😎 *directly*

  • Dhaniel Arya
    Dhaniel Arya

    never knew my country had *small* hospital ships, i mean i see why, most small islands dont have hospitals, so, its useful

  • Sergiu M.
    Sergiu M.

    The Mexican Navy also has the hospital ship Zapoteco that is often deployed with humanitarian aid purposes to places in need, though it also acts as a cadet training ship

  • GriffindorPh Wizard
    GriffindorPh Wizard

    USS MERCY arrived in the Philippines after Haiyan Typhoon arrived and thousand people benifit from its health care. Thank you america. This ship is more equipt than our local hospital.

  • Really Next
    Really Next

    Hard to digest with this audio speed editing. 1x is too fast, 0.75 is too slow. Thanks

  • Harendra Singh
    Harendra Singh

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="532">8:52</a> when this goes out of service, this will be a big haunted story ship !

  • j h
    j h

    wondering if we could send these 2 ships to between Japan/south Korea or the other to Europe?

  • Bum Face
    Bum Face

    US; brings massive hospital ship around world to help give healthcare to those who don’t have it Also US; doesn’t give citizens healthcare to those who don’t have it

  • Stjepan Nikolić
    Stjepan Nikolić

    km/h

  • Celino Diaz
    Celino Diaz

    What about converting the S.S. United States into a hospital ship? it wouldn't have the bulkhead issue and it would be a faster ship

  • SMILEMAN
    SMILEMAN

    4am supposed to be doing school work but no this first

  • 1234kalmar
    1234kalmar

    Leave it to the US to make even hospital ships about dick waving...

  • Katgirldiamond
    Katgirldiamond

    Welp we all know they're probably gonna make a better one after this pandemic

    • Zack Georgly
      Zack Georgly

      Nah, you can get 1/100 of a destroyer with that money!

  • Mochi dog1
    Mochi dog1

    This is actually Sweden’s navy invading the U.S

  • CaNCeRNamE
    CaNCeRNamE

    And yet... countless hospital ships or the best medicine is worthless if you have the biggest moron of all morons in the highest office of your country....

  • Miles
    Miles

    in Venice the hospitals have boat ambulances!

  • Connor Dragonplume
    Connor Dragonplume

    Sounds like Mercy and Comfort needs to be replaced with FUCKING GIANT AIRCRAFT CARRIER HOSPITAL BOATS. You can fly planes and helicopters right there, and they're thicc as fuck.

  • Shivam Oza
    Shivam Oza

    जय हिंद! जय भरत! इंदीयन नव्य को सलाम! 🇮🇳🇮🇳 God bless the Indian Navy! 🇮🇳 🇮🇳

  • Brian Holmes
    Brian Holmes

    With the retirement of the Enterprise class carriers, it would be interesting if it would be possible to a convert a couple those into hospital ships. Large hanger decks, plenty of storage areas, speed, and plenty if room on the flight deck for additional structures, that could be quite the asset. Just a thought though

  • Nathan Davis
    Nathan Davis

    I got scared when he said 1000 people

  • 1 whannibalr
    1 whannibalr

    Covid-19:Mercy and Comfort are jokes

  • Mads
    Mads

    No one asked: .... Wendover productions: Here's how US Hospital ships work Everybody to have ever lived: IDGAF

    • Zack Georgly
      Zack Georgly

      Over 1 Million views hardly equals to IDGAF

  • SpamReciever420
    SpamReciever420

    Lol, whytf don't they just cut a fuckin hole in the bulkheads to make hallways?

  • Xeno Phon
    Xeno Phon

    They dont, they are used by the USA to deploy special forces illegally into other nations. Just ask Venezuela.

  • Jeremy Tibbals
    Jeremy Tibbals

    Lol, they dont, because nobody ended up needing them due to this shit being over hyped.

    • DeathTrooper 67
      DeathTrooper 67

      lol it isn't over hyped. It's just started bud. The amount of infected, and dead are way off.

  • Ryan Fisher
    Ryan Fisher

    Omg you can see the Iowa at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="331">5:31</a>

  • kaiplue
    kaiplue

    Heard that both ships are now accepting Covid patients in California and New York.

    • WBM
      WBM

      Was wondering if they are being used... ✌️

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy

    Honestly, these videos are excellent

  • sockrdude
    sockrdude

    Nice video :)

  • MakAnndCheeese
    MakAnndCheeese

    Would love to see a breakdown on fitness/gym industry!

    • miko foin
      miko foin

      Fake News

  • modrak
    modrak

    Shows off "the capabilities of US's *military* heath system". Yeah. Military. Because showcasing the public health systems wouldn't be worth anything :D

    • TheReal Lifehacks
      TheReal Lifehacks

      @afutla qian Considering that the US spends huge amounts of money per year on getting low income individuals healthcare Most people really don't want to see the bill if the government tried it for everyone

    • afutla qian
      afutla qian

      How nice that the USA can deploy a state worth of medical equipment all over the world, but is not capable of providing basic health care to its own citizens

  • Jose Rodriguez
    Jose Rodriguez

    What world map does wendover use?

    • afutla qian
      afutla qian

      Saw the video title, shorted some airline stocks. This clearly means aviation is doomed right?

  • Wh0_Am_ 1
    Wh0_Am_ 1

    Basically what Wendover is trying to say is that in past 50/60 years while there have been a few times when the hospital ships have proven useful, there has never been a time when they from a national defense perspective they have proven crucial. On the other hand there is still the possibility for a multitude of scenarios in which a hospital ship could prove critical for say a future conflict such as for the US, a possible war with China, it's just that the chances of battlefield conditions being opportune enough for the hospital ship not to be immediately destroyed by a power that may choose to abide by the Geneva conventions (which are the kind that the US generally chooses to fight) are few enough not to warrant acquisition of newer more advanced ships, but at the same time significant enough to maintain and purchase relatively cheap oil tankers and fit them to with the proper equipment.

    • afutla qian
      afutla qian

      Saw the video title, shorted some airline stocks. This clearly means aviation is doomed right?

  • miko foin
    miko foin

    2019 Sam: Planes 2020 Sam: Ship 3000 Sam: Space ships

    • afutla qian
      afutla qian

      Fake News

  • 23RickL
    23RickL

    and yet our healthcare is still bad

  • One Above All
    One Above All

    Sounds more like speculating then facts

    • miko foin
      miko foin

      Purpose built hospital ships should be made if for no other reason than because we can.

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboi

    Quick, I need likes for my comments “Planes”

    • miko foin
      miko foin

      In the US even the only viable form healthcare is owned by the military lmao

  • HyperActive7
    HyperActive7

    They're busy now.. If you believe the narrative.

  • Roberto Perez
    Roberto Perez

    Wait who is this HAI knock-off?

    • eioshen boboi
      eioshen boboi

      Wow what made Wendover to bring Sri Lanka into the video? that was sweet though

  • Mr.R SCNL
    Mr.R SCNL

    If only the US had it’s own minesweepers they would truly be a capable fighting force

  • iuhimon
    iuhimon

    You think an older aircraft carrier being remodeled into a hospital ship be a good idea? They are already large in size and they have massive hangers which could be ideal to be used as hospital rooms. But hey if it is possible it might be an idea for them to be reused.

    • TheReal Lifehacks
      TheReal Lifehacks

      Aircraft carriers aren't really meant to be reused after service They need nuclear technician's which aren't a dime a dozen, the reactors need to be maintained, weapon systems stripped, classified equipment removed And when a nuclear carrier needs to be refueled they have to cut open the ship and it spends almost an entire year doing so

  • Stewie Griffin
    Stewie Griffin

    Do a depth video for US healthcare system.

  • steve1978ger
    steve1978ger

    The speed of a ship is expressed in knots, here: 17 kts. Transverse bulkheads are not so much against sloshing, that's more in the domain of longitudinal bulkheads or baffles. Any capsizing due to free surfaces usually happens along the longitudinal axis.

  • Connor Hayes
    Connor Hayes

    This is how many people want a podcast 👇🏼

  • Improvman ψ
    Improvman ψ

    Purpose built hospital ships should be made if for no other reason than because we can.

    • opzz xsin
      opzz xsin

      Please make a new video: How US mass burial grounds work.

  • Crazy Clown
    Crazy Clown

    Fake News

  • archiul
    archiul

    Saw the video title, shorted some airline stocks. This clearly means aviation is doomed right?

    • dolimi jotoo
      dolimi jotoo

      Ground warfare is hardly obsolete

  • Joris van Doorn
    Joris van Doorn

    How nice that the USA can deploy a state worth of medical equipment all over the world, but is not capable of providing basic health care to its own citizens

    • D. K.
      D. K.

      why should people pay for other people's healthcare?

    • dolimi jotoo
      dolimi jotoo

      Please make a new video: How US mass burial grounds work.

  • mNqHOgjJsY
    mNqHOgjJsY

    Uh it floats and administers care to sick patients. There I just saved you 10+ minutes. Drop a like for being more time efficent.

    • opzz xsin
      opzz xsin

      "This epidemic will change society", you don't say even wendover is now not talking about planes but ships.

  • afutla qian
    afutla qian

    "Elevators should be avoided". USSR 15 story hospitals : "Hold my beer."

  • Joseph Volz
    Joseph Volz

    God Bless them. They are a great sight to see during these times. Glad we have them

  • Dominik Kostelnik
    Dominik Kostelnik

    In the US even the only viable form healthcare is owned by the military lmao

  • Simon Winter
    Simon Winter

    Trying to stop some trains are we?

    • afutla qian
      afutla qian

      Though there are areas of separation thia could be resolved by having critical areas on the upper decks and thus can more efficiently transport patients.

  • Alex M
    Alex M

    Well hospitals can be better at the end some hospitals don't even treat patients right

  • Trivan Annakkarage
    Trivan Annakkarage

    Wow what made Wendover to bring Sri Lanka into the video? that was sweet though

  • bestamerica
    bestamerica

    ' big special thank to american hospital ship

  • Michael Matthis
    Michael Matthis

    They should rename these ships, The Good Ship Lollipop and put The Captain and Tennille at the helm !

  • Saphir Mwamba Mukendi
    Saphir Mwamba Mukendi

    Usain Bolt is so fast, he could zip by an oil tanker with ease.

  • OnlineAcc
    OnlineAcc

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="216">3:36</a> Iraq war was in 2003 and not 2002

  • Randomnick123
    Randomnick123

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="330">5:30</a> Battleship Iowa

  • dolimi jotoo
    dolimi jotoo

    "This epidemic will change society", you don't say even wendover is now not talking about planes but ships.

  • Neon
    Neon

    Please make a new video: How US mass burial grounds work.

  • Thomas the awesome
    Thomas the awesome

    Ground warfare is hardly obsolete

    • dolimi jotoo
      dolimi jotoo

      "Hospitals should be wider than tall". Vienna's Main Hospital (AKH): two giant towers. well...

  • DarthHugsALot
    DarthHugsALot

    Buy two or three new but 'roughed out' freight hulls from wherever they are cheapest. Have US shipyards offer bids on completing said hulls as planned hospitals ships, i.e. idealised patient flow; modular sections for easy mission reconfiguration, flight decks for air ambulances etc. Put them through a year of sea trials, problem solved. 200 million buys you a lot of hospital.

  • Crazy pack
    Crazy pack

    Bet the healthcare isn’t free tho

  • Valent Beasty
    Valent Beasty

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="183">3:03</a> “Shows countries the capabilities of the US’s health system” Also <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="183">3:03</a> *shows guy struggling to put on a rubber glove*

  • RulesOfImgur
    RulesOfImgur

    When the navy retires them and if they make another ship, they should convert a container ship as the hupe cargo holds would be easy to design a hospital more efficiently. Though there are areas of separation thia could be resolved by having critical areas on the upper decks and thus can more efficiently transport patients.

  • Ariel Baron
    Ariel Baron

    Small correction, the Iraq War was in 2003 not 2002.

  • Yue Shi
    Yue Shi

    how many patients has the boat treated ???????plz

  • RM Aviation & Travel
    RM Aviation & Travel

    Does anyone know what software is used to get the maps like at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="299">4:59</a>?

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