Chicago Tribune: Two years. 33,000 dead. Tracing the pandemic’s toll across Illinois and one doctor’s family.

Chicago Tribune: Two years. 33,000 dead. Tracing the pandemic’s toll across Illinois and one doctor’s family.. “It was the early weeks of the pandemic. A mystery illness was spreading across the Chicago area. And Dr. Sandra McGowan-Watts felt powerless. She was a family doctor but could do little as her husband and mother-in-law fell ill. Her mother-in-law soon died. Her husband clung to life for a week longer before the virus claimed him too, at age 51. ‘I’m a doctor,’ she said last week, the pain fresh in her voice. “I’m supposed to be able to fix people and change things, and I can’t even help the person I love the most.””

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