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OC sees largest single day hospitalization increase as county health officials build field hospitals

Voice of OC, Dec. 16, 2020

December 16, 2020

OC sees largest single day hospitalization increase as county health officials build field hospitals

Dr. Shruti Gohil, an infectious disease expert who treats patients in the ICU at the UCI Medical Center, said although a vaccine is on the horizon, it won’t stem the second wave that’s crashing down on hospitals. “We shouldn’t just think that the vaccine is, okay, great, now my job is done,” Gohil said in a Tuesday phone interview. “What we should be thinking is how we minimize the impact of the wave hitting us now and how I can get my vaccine down the road. ”