David ‘Doc’ Sands became the first big name poker player to knowingly contract the coronavirus. The high-stakes pro shared details on Twitter about his current condition.
Sands assured his followers that he’s doing fine and will fully recover. At his age, 35, he isn’t in a high-risk demographic for severe complications due to COVID-19. That is especially true given he is healthy and doesn’t have any preexisting conditions, he claims.
Poker player David ‘Doc’ Sands certainly isn’t panicking despite his positive COVID-19 test result. Instead, he remains in good spirits and shared some details about the virus with his Twitter followers.
The poker player gave some great insight on what it’s like to have coronavirus. And he also explained the symptoms that led to him seeking a test from a doctor.
According to the CDC, common symptoms of COVID-19 include a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. Forbes, however, reports that nearly half of coronavirus patients studied experienced abdominal pain and/or diarrhea as an early symptom.
The high-stakes poker player is unsure of how he contracted the coronavirus. He said he’s taken numerous precautions such as washing his hands regularly and avoiding touching his face to prevent catching the virus.
Sands says he will remain in quarantine until he receives “a negative test result back from my doctor.”
Many other high-profile poker players such as Phil Hellmuth, Phil Galfond, and Erik Seidel, wished Sands well and for a speedy recovery.