Attributable to Illinois State Medical Society President Robert W. Panton, MD

I was proud to stand with Governor Pritzker today to demonstrate the Illinois State Medical Society’s support for widespread public mask use. It is incredibly important that Illinoisans take mask use seriously.  Our state can’t bring any semblance of normal back if our COVID-19 infection rates continue to increase. Illinois is in real danger of a major setback and the likely reintroduction of more restrictions.  Businesses will suffer because the economy will continue to struggle if the pandemic is not contained. Not to mention the unnecessary suffering and deaths that this virus brings with it.

The simple action of mask use will make a huge difference. To those of you wearing masks and social distancing.  Good job!  To those of you choosing not to wear a face covering, listen to your doctor.  Wear a mask.



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