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Doctor’s Blunt Speech About COVID-19 Hits Home

‘Public health and hospitals have been working hard for a long time and now it’s your turn to do your part,’ she said.

By Molly Walsh • Published March 21, 2020• Updated on March 23, 2020 at 7:34 am

Dr. Emily Landon is the chief infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Chicago Medicine, who moments after Pritzker issued the ordinance to take effect Saturday evening, took to the stand with a 7-minute-long speech that went viral after striking a chord for many individuals.

A Chicago doctor’s call-to-action has gone viral after a moving speech following Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s announcement Friday of a stay-at-home ordinance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Emily Landon is the chief infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Chicago Medicine, who moments after Pritzker issued the ordinance to take effect Saturday evening, took to the stand with a 7-minute-long speech that went viral after striking a chord for many individuals.

Read her full remarks below:

Attribution: 5CHICAGO

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