Flights are operating at a much reduced capacity these days, but they’re still essential for connecting the country and getting people where they really need to go. Nowadays, that means bringing medical workers to the front lines, so they can assist in the fight against COVID-19.
On Saturday, April 11, 2020, a team of nurses and doctors from the University of California San Francisco Hospital flew to New York City to provide help at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for a month.
A team of 20 UCSF nurses & doctors traveled to New York today to care for patients at @nyphospital for the next month! We are grateful to this awesome group for volunteering to work in the heart of the #COVID19 pandemic—and to our equally awesome staff caring for patients in #SF. pic.twitter.com/xChMKKf6rg
— UCSF Health (@UCSFHospitals) April 11, 2020
The University of California San Francisco Hospital tweeted that it was more than happy to lend its medical professionals to the fight.
“We are grateful to this awesome group for volunteering to work in the heart of the #COVID19 pandemic — and to our equally awesome staff caring for patients in #SF.”
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This is why we fly. 20 @ucsfhealth workers, who voluntarily set aside their own lives to help save lives, are on their way to New York City. We are humbled by your selfless sacrifice. Thank you. #UnitedTogether#UCSFHeroes
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United Airlines flew the group across the country for free as part of a partnership with NYC to give free round-trip flights to volunteer medical workers who wish to help during the pandemic.
Earlier this month, medical workers from Atlanta flew to NYC with Southwest Airlines to similarly provide help in this time of crisis.