Rand Paul Is Virus-Free and Already Helping Other Coronavirus Patients

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Posted: Apr 08, 2020 2:00 PM
Rand Paul Is Virus-Free and Already Helping Other Coronavirus Patients

Source: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Last month Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) became the first U.S. senator to announce he'd been stricken with the coronavirus. He self-quarantined in his home for over two weeks to rest and recover and avoid infecting others. On Tuesday, he announced that not only was he virus-free, but he is already back in scrubs helping other COVID-19 patients in local Bowling Green, KY hospitals. Sen. Paul is also an ophthalmologist.

Well-wishers were thrilled to hear the good news.

Sen. Paul has had an extremely rough few years. In June 2017, he was on the baseball field when a gunman opened fire on Republicans during a congressional baseball practice. Months later, he was attacked by a neighbor while he was doing yard work. The ambush left him with several broken ribs and a damaged lung, causing him months of surgeries and severe pain. As his colleague Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) noted, those injuries put him in a much higher risk category for the coronavirus.

We're glad to see you in good spirits again, senator!