Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Kansas City Chiefs’s offensive lineman, just won the Super Bowl LIV last February. Now, he’s using his medical school degree to work in the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Duvernay-Tardif saw the Quebec government’s call for healthcare workers, he decided he wanted to hel. On April 24, he was assigned at a long-term care facility in Quebec. It was his home province, and the hardest hit in Canada by the coronavirus pandemic, with over 1,500 deaths.
“Playing in the Super Bowl vs. heading back to the medical system during a pandemic is totally different.” he said. “When you’re going to help it’s more about your duty as a doctor and a citizen. You’ve gotta do it the right way.”