Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tested positive last week for COVID-19

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tested positive last week for COVID-19

Isabel Webb Carey
Isabel Webb Carey
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January 4, 2022

Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick’s campaign revealed Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 last week but “continues working from home and will return to a public schedule by the end of the week.”

Patrick is reportedly experiencing mild symptoms, but has subsequently tested negative. He is now in self-quarantine in his Houston home. Though vaccinated, Patrick has frequently criticized the federal government’s mandates and encouraged “others to do their own research” about immunization.

In the lead up to the holiday season, Patrick lashed out at President Joe Biden and Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci for cautionary attitudes towards large gatherings.

“Fauci, Biden the Grinch, and their leftist subjects, who want to replace Christ with government, want to stop you from celebrating Christmas. Don’t listen to them. Christ’s birth gives us all everlasting hope. No one should come between families gathering on Christmas,” Patrick tweeted on Dec. 23.

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Isabel Webb Carey

Isabel Webb Carey

Isabel Webb Carey attends the University of Texas at Austin in the Plan II Honors Program with a certificate in Core Texts and Ideas. Her interests include education, local governance, sustainability, and equity. Isabel enjoys dancing, hiking, and live music. She is also a staff writer for the Texas Orator. Email her at [email protected]
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