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Congressional Candidate Linos Releases COVID-19 Response & Recovery Plan

BROOKLINE, MA – On July 1, Dr. Natalia Linos released a detailed COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan. Linos’ 25-page plan is the most comprehensive and specific plan proposed by any candidate running in the Massachusetts 4th District Democratic primary to date. 

“My plan presents important building blocks to protect the most vulnerable, reopen safely with equity as a guiding principle, recover from the shock to our economy, and rebuild our society in line with our values while protecting our planet,” Linos said. 

As a social epidemiologist, Linos brings unparalleled public health expertise to this race and is running because this pandemic has laid bare the need for a Congresswoman who will be a voice for science and equity.

“This pandemic and its far-reaching fallout will be the most pressing challenge to face the next Representative from the 4th District, and I hope the thorough nature of this plan demonstrates why my expertise is needed in Congress.”

You can read the full plan online: https://www.nataliaforcongress.com/covid19 and register for the COVID-19 plan launch on July 1, 6 PM Eastern Time here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqd-6trjkjHdz604jiZ6Rkzp0ZoEBx3ZR6.

About Dr. Natalia Linos

Dr. Natalia Linos is an epidemiologist and currently serves as the Executive Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and on the Poor People’s Campaign COVID-19 Health Justice Advisory Committee. Linos is a first-generation American who lives in Brookline with her husband Paul, daughter Amalia, age seven, and three-year-old twins, Leonidas and Alexandra.

Linos previously served as Science Advisor to the NYC Health Commissioner. There, she helped the city respond to the Ebola epidemic, and shaped strategy around several key initiatives, including ThriveNYC, the Mayor’s $800 million citywide mental health initiative to tackle issues like opioid overdoses and the development of community health profiles for each of New York City’s 59 districts. Linos also previously worked for the United Nations where she led the UN Development Programme’s work at the intersection of health and the environment, looking at the vulnerability of poor and marginalized communities to climate change. Linos is a three-time Harvard University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Master of Science in Social Epidemiology, and Doctor of Science in Social Epidemiology. She speaks Greek fluently and has basic conversational skills in Arabic, Spanish, and French.

More information about Linos is available online: www,nataliaforcongress.com.

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