I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am feeling strong, following proper protocols, working from home in Alaska, and ask for privacy at this time. May God Bless Alaska.
— Rep. Don Young (@repdonyoung) November 12, 2020
Courtesy of The Hill:
Rep. Don Young (R), Alaska’s only congressman and the longest-serving member of the lower chamber, shared on Thursday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am feeling strong, following proper protocols, working from home in Alaska, and ask for privacy at this time. May God Bless Alaska,” Young tweeted Thursday afternoon.
The 87-year-old lawmaker is at high risk for experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19 and other medical complications from the virus due to his age. Young is the oldest current member of Congress.
As you may remember Young mocked fears over the virus back in March, calling it the “beer virus” and suggesting that it had already peaked.
At this point in time, Alaska has had almost 21,000 cases, and we are seeing our largest daily numbers yet.
In fact, things are now so bad that our useless governor finally felt the need to do what he should have done many months ago.
Sadly for Alaskans Governor Dunleavy appeared to be taking his marching orders from Donald Trump and was incredibly slow to take steps needed to protect us.
I will say right now that there is every chance that Don Young, who just won reelection, will survive this.
Despite being 87 years old Young is a tough old son-of-a-bitch and the virus may not be enough to take him out.