Healthcare workers are putting in long, hard hours these days, doing their best to aid in whatever ways are possible during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We should all be appreciative for everything they are doing.

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith voiced that very opinion recently, wanting to give a shoutout to everyone working in the healthcare profession. Smith, who has some family who work in that field, is thankful for all the work those individuals are putting in right now.

“There’s a lot of healthcare people out there that are doing so much to keep this country safe and help us fight this disease,” Smith said in an audio clip shared by Illinois Twitter account. “Talk about some MVPs.”

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across the country, the jobs done by healthcare workers continues to rise in importance. They are putting their own interests and health on the line for the betterment of the nation.

We should all be commending those healthcare workers.