MSUToday
Published: April 7, 2020

Stronger together: how students are fighting COVID-19

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In the face of great need, it’s natural to want to help. That’s how Courtney Merlo, a first-year College of Osteopathic Medicine student, got involved in the effort to give back.

When she heard that a group of resident physicians in the area were spending their day off looking for personal protective equipment, or PPE, such as surgical masks, gloves and gowns, she knew she had to do something.

“It seemed crazy to me that they had to do this on their day off,” Merlo said.

It sparked an idea.

“As medical students, we have time in between our classes and coursework, especially as we're moving to an online format, to help medical personnel with this," Merlo said.

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