UT Health San Antonio collected as much personal protective equipment as possible on Wednesday to give out to local health care workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Officials want to reassure the community that the donation drive was to prepare in case there ever were to be a shortage of supplies.
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.
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