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Immigrant Ingenuity Takes Hold In OC During Pandemic With Clinic Testing 'Booths'

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Annie Eun takes a nasopharyngeal swab from Miranda Mears using a testing booth modeled after a South Korean design. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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This is a story about immigrant ingenuity during a pandemic: two health clinics run by immigrant women in Orange County have adopted an innovative way of testing used in South Korea, involving a "booth" style approach complete with glass partition and built-in industrial rubber gloves.

Ellen Ahn of Korean Community Services created the Korean-style testing booth for her Buena Park health clinic by replacing and customizing a door. Soon to follow suit was her friend, Tricia Nguyen, who oversees Southland Integrated Services serving the county's Vietnamese American community.

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