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UC Irvine medical students hold supply drive for health workers helping coronavirus patients

Orange County Register, March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

UC Irvine medical students hold supply drive for health workers helping coronavirus patients

UC Irvine medical students decided to help their healthcare comrades on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic by holding a community drive for personal protective supplies. “UCI isn’t in short supply at this time, but we’re trying to prevent that from happening,” said first-year student Jaspal Bassi, who waiting in the parking lot of the university’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute with four classmates. … Other medical students are supporting UCI healthcare staff with babysitting, grocery shopping and dog-walking, school officials said.