Maya Ramirez, 28, is the first American COVID-19 patient to receive a double lung transplant because of damage caused by the virus. She underwent surgery for the procedure right here in Chicago, at Northwestern University Medical Center. Speaking at a recent press conference, Ramirez expressed her gratitude to the grieving family of the donor from whom she received the lungs. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease specialist, is recommending people start covering their eyes as well their noses and mouths. Meanwhile, a new report from NBC shows how prevalent COVID-19 is on various surfaces.
As the months go on, we continue to learn more about this virus and how we can stop it and get our country back to work!