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WesternU medical students unify to make and provide masks to the healthcare workforce amidst COVID-19 pandemic
WesternU students have mobilized efforts to make masks from fabric and collect or buy N95 masks in the wake of a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Second-year College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific student Arjun “Corey” Bakshi, a former EMT and ER/trauma tech before starting medical school, began the mask-making project because he saw how bad conditions were getting for protecting health care workers.
“It is both frightening and inhumane when it comes to protecting our health care providers,” Bakshi said. “We wouldn’t send a soldier to war with slingshots and sticks, so why are health care providers being sent into this battle without any weapons to protect themselves?”
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