Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
I’ve got some good news and then some great news.
As it turns out, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who tested positive for the Coronavirus late last month, has now tested negative for the virus. What’s more, Paul is now using his medical skills to treat those in need.
Paul posted to Facebook showing a picture of himself in scrubs and a white doctor’s smock. You can tell he’s been working hard as his hair slightly disheveled and his face is unshaven. With the picture, he posted a message telling everyone he’s gotten the all-clear and that he’s now doctoring those in need.
“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,” wrote Paul. “Together we will overcome this!”
Some people may not be aware, but Paul has a medical degree he earned from Duke University School of Medicine in 1988, specializing in ophthalmology. Paul practiced as an ophthalmologist for 18 years before he became a Senator.
Even after he became a Senator, and even during his presidential campaign in 2016, Paul helped people in need by treating them with helpful procedures, free of charge. In 2014, he used his recess from congress to perform free eye surgeries for the uninsured.
While it’s clear that Coronavirus patients aren’t suffering from any vision complications, Paul is still a doctor who can help out in various ways.
Paul was the first politician to announce that the had the virus, causing him to miss out on the vote for the recent relief bill.