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Weekly Shorts | January 8, 2021

Interpretation, Language in the News, Weekly Shorts

Baltimore Sun profiles medical interpreter

As covid vaccines begin to be distributed across the United States, more non-language professionals are learning to appreciate the role medical interpreters play. In Baltimore, Maryland, newspaper Baltimore Sun profiled Elsa Aguilar Bustos, who interprets for Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Reporter Stephanie Garcia writes, “When the pandemic began, the hospital was pushing for interpreters to work from home, as a way to minimize exposure and accommodate for the lack of personal protective equipment. Bustos said that was out of the question for her,” working the 11 pm to 8 am shift where she interpreted for as many as ten Spanish-speaking patients at a time.

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