Poker’s Doc Sands Contracts the Coronavirus

The poker world has been pretty lucky with avoiding the coronavirus so far. However, David Doc Sands has officially become the first big-name player to contract COVID-19.

Sands has assured his Twitter followers that he’s set to fully recover. The 35-year-old works out regularly and is young enough to have a better chance of recovery than older people.

Therefore, Doc Sands is quite optimistic after getting the virus. Here’s a look at his first tweet on the matter:

Sands Details Effects of the Virus

COVID-19 has become quite scary to the world as a whole due to its potentially deadly effects. Common symptoms of the virus include a cough, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and breathing difficulties.

Through a series of 13 tweets, Sands described how he felt tired in the early going and eventually got a severe headache. His headache carried on into the next day and was accompanied by a cough.

He visited the hospital to get tested. Sands tested positive for the coronavirus and has been battling symptoms over the past few days.

Doc Sands Took Plenty of Precautions to Avoid COVID-19

Sands isn’t quite sure how he got the virus. After all, he was washing his hands regularly and avoiding contact with his face.

Nevertheless, he did get the coronavirus somehow and is currently sitting in quarantine. Sands will be released upon receiving a “negative test” from his doctor.

The poker community has sent best wishes in Sands’ way. Erik Seidel, Phil Galfond, and Phil Hellmuth are among those who’ve wished Doc a speedy recover.

With the coronavirus spreading around the world at a rapid rate, Sands is unlikely to be the only high-profile player to contract it.

Luckily, though, many live poker rooms have already closed either voluntarily or by law. These poker room closures should help prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

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