Allison Arwady, Chicago’s calming voice on COVID, hopes to stay as public health commissioner under next mayor

Dr. Allison Arwady getting a COVD-19 booster last November and urging others to do the same.

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Her boss at City Hall has been voted out of office. The police superintendent has left. But the doctor who advised Chicagoans about how to live our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic is still here and has no plans to step down.

“There are certainly people, I am sure, who are frustrated by me or by my department, but, by and large, we’ve tried to really do our best to be really transparent and straightforward with Chicagoans,” says Dr. Allison Arwady, the city’s public health commissioner.

Arwady says she loves her job and will stay — if the next mayor wants her.

Public health is what she does and wants to continue to do, she says.


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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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