California Health Corps to recruit med students, retired doctors and nurses to handle COVID-19

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California is in need of 37,000 health care professionals in the battle against COVID-19. Photo credit: Pxhere/CC 2.0

An estimated 37,000 medical professionals are needed to treat COVID-19 in hospitals across California. In response, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order to expand the state’s health care workforce. The order will allow recently retired doctors and nurses, plus students in medical or nursing schools, to sign up to treat patients.