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UCSF medical workers question federal distribution of COVID-19 medicine

MSN (San Francisco Chronicle), May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

UCSF medical workers question federal distribution of COVID-19 medicine

Peter Chin-Hong, a professor of medicine and an infectious disease expert at UCSF, said a lack of information about the decision-making process has caused widespread fear that the Trump administration is deciding who gets what based on politics, not medical need. … Still, Chin-Hong and his colleagues said there is no logical reason to bypass the UCSF health system, which, besides its San Francisco medical center, includes health centers at UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Irvine and UC Riverside. It is the fourth-largest health delivery system in California.