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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 05:23 PM

Harvard's president tests positive for coronavirus

Source: CNN

4 hr 10 min ago


Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow said he and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus.

"We started experiencing symptoms on Sunday—first coughs then fevers, chills, and muscle aches—and contacted our doctors on Monday. We were tested yesterday and just received the results a few minutes ago," he said in a statement to the Harvard community.

Bacow said he's not sure how he and his wife contracted the virus, but said "far fewer people crossed our paths recently than is usually the case" as they both began working from home on March 14.

"We will be taking the time we need to rest and recuperate during a two-week isolation at home," he added. "I am blessed with a great team, and many of my colleagues will be taking on more responsibility over the next few weeks as Adele and I focus on just getting healthy."


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_1398085e8740a721e28d07ed3f1b7f53

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Judi Lynn Mar 24 OP
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Totally Tunsie Mar 24 #2
iluvtennis Mar 24 #3
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 05:25 PM

1. He/wife caught it and they've been working from home since mid March. Wow. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:46 PM

2. They started working from home only 10 days ago.

They're still within the supposed incubation period of 14+ days, so quite possible they were already infected before isolating. I'd imagine a university president/wife would have a lot of social contact on a normal basis, so finding the source may be rather difficult.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:48 PM

3. thanks for clarifying. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:15 PM

4. It really IS everywhere.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:45 PM

5. Holy

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