UChicago doctor on COVID-19 warns: ‘This virus is unforgiving’

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In infectious diseases expert at University of Chicago Medicine, Assoc. Prof. Emily Landon’s job has been to prepare for outbreaks such as COVID-19.

A leading authority on the novel coronavirus since the outbreak in the United States, she explained during a March 20 news conference why Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s order for Illinois residents to stay at home is crucial to protecting everyone.

“We all acknowledge that this is the only way forward. This virus is unforgiving. It spreads before you even know you’ve caught it. And it tricks you into believing that it’s nothing more than a little influenza. For many of us, it may not be much more than the flu.”

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