This Medical Interpreter is a Voice for Baltimore’s Latino Patients During COVID-19 Treatment and More
Dec 29, 2020
- The Baltimore Sun
by Stephanie Garcia
Elsa Aguilar Bustos works the 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. shift at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She helps those suffering from COVID-19, along with others. Bustos, 66, who immigrated to the U.S. from Ecuador, has been a medical interpreter for 16 years. Her job is vital in Baltimore where Latinos have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic - Latinos represent 10% of the state’s population, but 23% of COVID-19 cases.