“The New York Times” calls Dr. Amy Acton “the leader we wish we all had”

Seemingly overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic turned Dr. Amy Acton, the director of the Ohio Department of Health, into a celebrity. The New York Times calls her “the brains behind the state’s early, aggressive coronavirus response” and its “most effective messenger.”

Watch the short video to see why she now has a Facebook fan club, T-shirts, chalk drawings, and ’70s sitcom parodies. 

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