Maribel Alvarez Comments on Circulating Legends about the Inventor of Hand Sanitizer

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Los Angeles Times cites folklorist Maribel Alvarez who states that legends of Lupe Hernandez, a nursing student from Bakersfield and inventor of hand sanitizer, have resurfaced in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming a folk hero for the Latinx populations. See:

Alejandra Reyes-Velarde and Gustavo Arellano, “Did a Bakersfield nursing student invent hand sanitizer? Coronavirus reignites the Lupe Hernandez debate,” Los Angeles Times (April 15, 2020):

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