* Excerpt from Jake Griffin’s Q&A with Dr. Ezike…
Q. Did you ever think of handing over the department to someone who specialized in epidemiology or virology?
A. For this whole experience there are so many skill sets that are required. I would love to see that superhuman who is a specialist in everything, but I think my role was to be able to quickly and efficiently gather all of the important information from all the different groups of specialists … and be able to make sure we had an effective, unified plan going forward and to be a spokesperson in terms of communicating all of these important plans to our many stakeholders. […]
Q. What does your future at IDPH look like?
A. You know I have been absolutely honored to serve in this role. I’m so grateful to have been at the helm (of IDPH) during this incredible global effort. I have put everything I have into this role. Many people have been in similar roles around the country and have been asked to leave, or forced out or had to leave for security reasons. I’ve been fortunate to be in this role for the past two-plus years and I am grateful for every day I can say that. I will continue to give my 150% until I’m not in the role anymore.
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