‘I’m going to get it. We all are,’ N.J.’s top health official says as she leads the state’s coronavirus war

‘I’m going to get it. We all are,’ N.J.’s top health official says as she leads the state’s coronavirus war

Nearing the end of another 16-hour day overseeing New Jersey’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Judith Persichillipauses at the door of her crisis conference room to answer a final question.Persichilli, the state health commissioner, has become a familiar face in the state as the woman who calmly announces how many people have tested positive and died of COVID-19disease each day. Behind the scenes, she is the health official who has been running the state’s day-to-day battle against the virus.But at age 71, Persichilli is squarely in the age rangethat experts are warning to be most cautio...


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