(ReliableNews.org) – 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.
Today, after being deemed #COVID19 free by my doctor, I was able to reunite with my family in Miami. Though still a bit weak, I feel well, & I applied to participate in the @RedCross plasma donation to help those with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections.
— Mario Diaz-Balart (@MarioDB) April 5, 2020
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.
I appreciate all the best wishes I have received. I have been retested and I am negative. I have started volunteering at a local hospital to assist those in my community who are in need of medical help, including Coronavirus patients. Together we will overcome this! pic.twitter.com/9SeypT7rL6
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 7, 2020
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.
"For those people who think that they don't fall in a risk category, please take this seriously and follow the guidance of our public health officials." https://t.co/Da2gYGdYYv pic.twitter.com/BGoeh5xuYa
— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) April 7, 2020
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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