Paging Dr. Norman: Kansan emerges as leader in pandemic response

Kansas Health Secretary Lee Norman has become a leading figure in Kansas when it comes to the response to the coronavirus pandemic. He has garnered support from both sides of the political aisle.


State News

April 10, 2020 - 2:36 PM

Dr. Lee Norman Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service /

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — About 20 minutes into a recent press conference, Lee Norman, the man spearheading Kansas’s response to the novel coronavirus, coughed.

People noticed.

“Is he coughing into his hand?” one person asked on a Facebook livestream. “Your cough worries me. Hope you are ok,” wrote another.

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