The wife of the president of Ukraine has been hospitalized with Coronavirus.
The wife of Ukrainain President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been hospitalized with double pneumonia after contracting the new coronavirus, joining the ranks of several first ladies around the world who got infected with COVID-19 earlier this year.
Zelenskiy’s office said in a statement Tuesday that Olena Zelenska’s condition was stable and the president himself and the couple’s children tested negative for the virus on Monday.
Zelenska is only 42 years old, a sobering reminder that the sickness can be hard on younger patients as well as the old and sick who are most vulnerable.
We still have much to learn about the virus. Why does it affect some people severely and barely touch others? Why does it spread nearly as fast during a lockdown as it does after reopening?
Whatever the answers to these pressing questions, it’s important to understand that the virus is still here, and still dangerous.
That doesn’t mean that we should go into panic mode, or take away constitutional rights. Instead, we should use our God-given common sense to protect ourselves and our loved ones.