It was business as usual for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul who attended 3 fundraisers and worked out in the Senate gym after he tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to The Washington Post, the 57-year old politician worked out in the Senate gym on Sunday morning, and has been going about his daily business despite the positive diagnosis.
Paul, like other notables who are infected with the flu-like virus, has no symptoms and says he feels fine.
Most people believe the nation’s overreaction to the coronavirus causes more harm than the virus itself.
Paul’s office did not respond to an email from The Fix requesting the date he took the test, nor did the office staff provide an answer to that question from The Washington Post.
One of Paul’s colleagues expressed outrage over his lackadaisical attitude toward the virus.
“This, America, is absolutely irresponsible,” tweeted Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Sunday. “You cannot be near other people while waiting for coronavirus test results. It endangers others & likely increases the spread of the virus.”
Paul is the First U.S. senator to test positive for COVID-19. Two other Congressmen also tested positive for COVID-19 and numerous others have self-isolated after coming in contact with infected colleagues.
Despite the extreme measures being undertaken in Democratic cities, the fatality rate for the virus is still around 1% and decreasing daily. Many say the mass hysteria is unwarranted and unprecedented.
President Trump said his administration will take two weeks to decide on the next course of action to combat the virus.
Noting that the anti-malarial drug Chloroquine has serious side effects for Black people, Trump tweeted: “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”