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California’s Hottest spot for COVID-19 Imperial County’s Lessons for Fighting the Surge

California’s Hottest spot for COVID-19 Imperial County’s Lessons for Fighting the Surge

Dr. Tung Nguyen, Professor in the UCSF Health Division of General Internal Medicine will provide an update on the pandemic. Prof. Edward Flores, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Merced will share data that sheds light on the high rate of infection. Luis Olmedo, Executive Director, Comité Cívico del Valle Inc. will speak about how Imperial County became the “ideal breeding ground” for the pandemic and the need for structural reforms. Luis Flores, activist with the Imperial Valley Equity and Justice Coalition, will speak on how the community fought back the pressure to reopen quickly to protect the most vulnerable. Armando Elenes, Secretary Treasurer, United Farm Workers (UFW) will speak about how fear has spread among farmworker communities and access to health care/ protective equipment. Michelle Garcia, nurse practitioner at the Calexico Wellness Center in Calexico.

Published Date: Friday, July 10th, 2020 | 11:20 PM

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