CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Physicians and other medical professionals with Northwestern Medicine collaborated on a YouTube video urging everyone to take the coronavirus seriously.
The two-minute video, titled 'Take this seriously', is a montage of brief, selfie videos. The experts urge everyone to stay home if they are feeling sick, to not overwhelm the hospitals and health care workers. They strongly encouraged those who don’t think they’re at risk for contracting the virus to “step up,” “be responsible” and stop socializing in groups to contain the virus and flatten the curve of contamination.
“If we start to see numbers like Italy, which we’re creeping toward, we are not going to have enough space in the hospitals and definitely not enough space in the ICUs for the people who are getting really sick from COVID,” said Dr. Seth Trueger, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine emergency medicine physician, in the video.
The video includes urgent messages from 10 Northwestern health professionals who are now battling the virus in myriad ways.