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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 12:36 PM

Ireland's prime minister to work as doctor amid coronavirus pandemic

Source: USA Today

Ireland's prime minister plans to work one day a week as a doctor to help amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Leo Varadkar studied medicine and trained to be a doctor at King’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin. He worked as a doctor for seven years before entering politics, according to Reuters.

In March, Varadkar re-registered as a doctor to practice one day a week with Ireland's Health Service Executive, his office confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY.

"Many of his family and friends are working in the health service. He wanted to help out even in a small way," the statement said.

Varadkar's father was a doctor and mother a nurse. According to the Irish Times, his partner, sisters and their husbands all work for the country's health services, too.

Read more: https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/2952997001

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UpInArms Apr 6 OP
sop Apr 6 #1
cp Apr 6 #2
iluvtennis Apr 6 #3
AwakeAtLast Apr 6 #6
IronLionZion Apr 6 #4
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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 12:42 PM

1. Trump's already working hard at his old job every afternoons at 5:00PM: con man

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 12:45 PM

2. Now, THAT'S a leader!

Thank you.

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Response to cp (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:11 PM

3. + 1. nt

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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:41 PM

6. +1000! n/t

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:14 PM

4. Queen Elizabeth was a mechanic during WW2

there's something to be said about a country's leadership diving into battle along side their people.

In our case, I wish our president would take an extra long vacation and get out of the way.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:21 PM

5. I want him to go to the front lines.

The frontlines being the busiest emergency room in New York City. And because he does not like wearing masks or gloves, he can just go as he is. 😈🤞

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