Responder Stories

Responder Stories
Updated Oct. 15, 2020
Responders waiting in line to enter hospital

CDC has thousands of responders supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about their unique stories.

Leandris Liburd wearing a mask
Why COVID-19 Will Hit “Marjorie” Harder

Leandris Liburd asks you to step into Marjorie’s shoes. Marjorie is 47, Black, and despite her efforts to avoid it, she’ll get COVID-19. Leandris, pictured here, is chief health equity officer at CDC and uses stories like that of Marjorie, a fictional character, to explain health inequities connected to race in the pandemic.