Congress Survives COVID Battle

Congress Survives COVID Battle

( – As COVID-19 spread across the country it infected at least two congressmen and a senator. The virus proved even some of the most powerful people in the nation aren’t immune to it. Fortunately, all of the lawmakers are now reporting they’ve made full recoveries.

On April 5, we learned Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fl), the first lawmaker to test positive, is fully recovered from the deadly virus. The congressman let everyone know he was okay in a tweet.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is also free from the virus. On April 7, the senator said he’s negative and decided to volunteer at a local hospital to help with COVID-19 patients. The Kentucky Republican is an ophthalmologist.

Finally, Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT) says he’s also “virus-free.” Of the three lawmakers, the Democrat was hit especially hard. In late March, he was hospitalized with breathing complications and ended up needing oxygen supplementation.

The lawmakers are all lucky to have made it through the virus. Although 80% of those who test positive for COVID-19 end up with mild to moderate symptoms, it’s still deadly. As of April 8, over 14,200 people in the US have not been so lucky and succumbed to complications from the coronavirus.

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