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Financially strained and low on supplies, community clinics help fight the coronavirus

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Steven Wallace, associate director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, on the role of community clinics in fighting COVID-19. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Three days ago, Precious Williams began to feel sick. The young pregnant mother had a runny nose, a sore throat and shortness of breath — just some of the symptoms associated with novel coronavirus.

Concerned for her unborn child, the 22-year-old went to the Watts Health Center in South L.A. like she always has for her medical needs.

“I’ve been coming here since I was a child,” she said. “It’s where I’ve gotten all my shots, where I got all my dental done — everything.”