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Interview: MU Health Care making room for possible COVID-19 influx


MU Health Care Associate Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Wakefield joined ABC 17 News live Tuesday to discuss the efforts surrounding COVID-19.

Wakefield discussed how MU Health Care has changed its operations in various ways, such as making room for an influx of patients, keeping its staff safe and changing its visitor policies.

Wakefield said MU Health Care has been treating about two to three patients with COVID-19 at a time, but they are prepared for a surge of patients.

MU Health Care is accepting donations of items needed in the medical field during this time. Here is what it needs and how it can accept donations.

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Zara Barker

Zara Barker is an anchor and investigative reporter for ABC 17 News. She anchors the Breaking News Desk during the morning newscast and anchors the 9 a.m. broadcast.


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