NBC Virologist Joseph Fair Discharged from Hospital after COVID-19 Battle
Joseph Fair spent his life studying viruses like the one plaguing our world today. It might be fair to say that he was somewhat prepared when he ended up contracting COVID-19. But that preparation only goes so far.
NBC's medical expert Joseph Fair is out of the hospital but is still not COVID-19-free. Regardless, fans rejoiced online when they heard the good news.
Fair, 42, shared a tweet on Sunday, saying he was discharged following a week's stay under the watchful eyes of his medical peers. The Twitter thread is found below.
After the six days, Fair's relief at being back home was not lost on his followers. However, the NBC contributor made it clear that, more than anything else, he was thankful to those who helped him.
He started with his NBC family, who sent prayers and messages his way as he battled COVID-19. "They lifted me up in hard times," he wrote, continuing, "home to convalesce, but back as soon as my body permits."
In another tweet, Fair expressed appreciation for essential workers, including first responders, truckers, grocery checkers, and janitors who are helping everyone to hang on.
Fair also addressed persons who are pushing for the reopening of businesses in certain states. Calling them "vitriolic," the reporter said he understands the desire to reopen but wants it to be done safely.
After 6 days, I’m being released with O2. I cannot thank my caregivers & the @NBCNews @MSNBC family enough. I also thank you all for they prayers and messages, even by fax. They lifted me up in hard times. Home to convalesce, but back as soon as my body permits.— Dr. Joseph Fair (@curefinder) May 17, 2020
In the comment section, fans showed support for Fair and, of course, were relieved that he was now out of the hospital. The NBC correspondent had called an ambulance on himself a week ago.
Fair took a flight to his home in New Orleans on a crowded plane about two weeks prior. He believes that's when he contracted the novel coronavirus despite wearing the recommended face mask and gloves.
Thank your HCWs and first responders, grocery checkers, janitors, teachers, truckers, pharmacists & everyone else keeping us going. I salut you all.— Dr. Joseph Fair (@curefinder) May 17, 2020
Fair announced that he was sick in a tweet on May 13. At the time, he said he was "on the other end of [COVID-19], but not out of the woods yet." He encouraged his followers to continue social distancing.
Furthermore, Fair said he took the maximum amount of precautions he could take, and he still got it. Later on, Fair admitted that, in hindsight, he should have worn goggles on the flight.
My friends wondering where I’ve been: I came down with #COVID19 & am hospitalized. I’m on the other end of it, but not out of the woods yet. Please continue to social distance. I used max precautions, but still managed to contract it. Back as soon as I’m able, friends. #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/Ck75sKLOU3— Dr. Joseph Fair (@curefinder) May 13, 2020
Nonetheless, the virologist is aware that the coronavirus still holds a lot of mystery, and experts, like himself, don't know all about it as yet. The most we can do is follow recommendations and stay healthy.
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