Senator Rand Paul Has Recovered From Coronavirus And Is Now Volunteering At A Local Hospital–Leftist Twitter Hardest Hit

Written by K. Walker on April 8, 2020

In his Twitter post announcing that he has tested negative, he wrote, “Together we will overcome this!”

Senator Rand Paul(R-KY) shared the good news that he tested negative for coronavirus and that he has started volunteering at a local hospital. In the accompanying photo, Senator Paul was sporting a beard and wearing medical scrubs with an ID badge for TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Senator Paul tested positive for COVID-19 on March 22. He was the third member of Congress and the first Senator to test positive and was criticized by many for continuing to work out in the Senate gym while waiting for his test results. At the time, he defended himself by saying that he was not suffering from any symptoms and it was “highly unlikely” that he had come into contact with anyone who had tested positive for COVID-19.

Senator Paul had attended a fundraiser on March 7 with two individuals who had tested positive for coronavirus, but he said that he had no contact with either of them.

“For those who want to criticize me for lack of quarantine, realize that if the rules on testing had been followed to a tee, I would never have been tested and would still be walking around the halls of the Capitol. The current guidelines would not have called for me to get tested nor quarantined. It was my extra precaution, out of concern for my damaged lung, that led me to get tested,” the Kentucky Republican said in a statement Monday.

Paul, 57, had part of his lung removed in August after it was damaged when he was attacked by his neighbor in 2017. The attack left him with broken ribs.

When the test came back positive, Senator Paul said that clearly more testing needed to be done as he didn’t fit the CDC criteria for testing–showing symptoms or contact with someone with the virus.

“I believe we need more testing immediately, even among those without symptoms. The nature of COVID-19 put me — and us all — in a Catch-22 situation. I didn’t fit the criteria for testing or quarantine. I had no symptoms and no specific encounter with a COVID-19 positive person. I had, however, traveled extensively in the U.S. and was required to continue doing so to vote in the Senate. That, together with the fact that I have a compromised lung, led me to seek testing. Despite my positive test result, I remain asymptomatic for COVID-19,” Paul said. “The broader the testing and the less finger-pointing we have, the better.”

Source: Washington Examiner

Leftist Twitter went absolutely insane. (But then, what else is new?)

But he’s also got quite a few people applauding him for recovering and going back to help.

Maybe it’s better to not be a ghoul who is upset that someone didn’t suffer and die during a pandemic.

Good luck getting the “tolerant left” to understand that.

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