Sometimes, even in some fairly dark and troubled times, there truth can be stranger than fiction.
Yes, even in our quasi-locked down world, there can be coincidences beyond our control that are just so absurdly ironic that they demand to be broadcast.
Such is the case with the Paul family this week, after former Senator Ron Paul called out the coronavirus as a “hoax” – his words, not mine.
In his Monday essay titled “The Coronavirus Hoax,” the elder Paul claimed that “the actual danger” of the deadly coronavirus pandemic has been “exaggerated by those who seek to profit – financially or politically – from the ensuing panic.”
Cue Rand Paul – current Senator from Kentucky and son of Ron Paul.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesman said on Sunday, becoming the first senator known to contract the disease.
“Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events,” Sergio Gor, Paul’s spokesman, said.
Gor added that Paul “was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.”
The irony of the elder Paul’s article simply cannot be ignored, and we can only wish Rand Paul an expedient recovery.