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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:37 AM

Sen. Rand Paul kept working for six days after virus test

Source: Associated Press

Sen. Rand Paul kept working for six days after virus test

By MATTHEW DALY
March 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he was tested a week ago for the novel coronavirus, but continued working at the Capitol because he had no symptoms of the illness and believed it was “highly unlikely” he was sick. Paul also said he did not have direct contact with anyone who tested positive for the virus or was sick.

Paul announced Sunday that he had tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case of COVID-19 in the Senate and raising fears about further transmission of the virus among senators, including more than two dozen who are in their 70′s or 80′s.

Paul’s refusal to self-quarantine after being tested sparked bipartisan outrage, including from some of his colleagues. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, chastised Paul on Twitter, saying his decision to return to the Capitol before he learned the test results was “absolutely irresponsible.”

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., retweeted Sinema’s comments and said she “couldn’t agree more. As we ask all Americans to sacrifice their livelihoods and alter their behavior to save lives, we must ourselves model appropriate #coronavirus behavior. No one is too important to disregard guidance to self-quarantine pending test results.″

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:43 AM

1. and did not notify his staff. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:56 AM

2. He was asymptomatic when he took the test.

Which re-emphasizes a reporter's question: "How is it celebrities and athletes don't seem to have any problem getting tested, when everyone else does?" Fat Donnie's response? "Life's like that sometimes."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:56 AM

3. This guy better pray he can hold on to his Senate seat, because he is a poor excuse for a doctor.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 03:19 AM

4. He's full of shit. If he had no symptoms why did he get tested?

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 04:40 AM

5. The rich, famous, and powerful aren't like you or I.

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 06:27 AM

6. By being a Dr and getting tested

Then coming in close contact with others and not practicing safe practices he should lose his license now after ignoring the safe practices and increasing the possibility he spread it , and he went to the GYM anyway. He shouldn't be a doctor after doing this . and surely not in our Congress.

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