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Singer Sandi Patty claims positive coronavirus test

Christian singer Sandi Patty says she has a positive COVD-19 test

By Hank Nuwer

Christian singer Sandi Patty sent a stark message overnight that she has been tested for COVD-19 and received a positive reading.

“Today I received confirmation that I tested positive for COVID19,” she announced to her 47.2 million fans in a Twitter post. “We are quarantined at home…If you are not social distancing and staying home, do so now.”

Patty joins the list of celebrities such as NBA basketball star Kevin Durant and actor Tom Hanks that received coronavirus positive tests.

No word yet (that I know of) from a medical professional to confirm the claim.


Hello: I will continue to cover hazing news, but hopefully there will be limited news in this time of national and international crisis due to the coronavirus. Here in Indiana, I see that popular Christian singer Sandi Patty tweeted overnight that she has the virus. (Get well soon, Sandi!) I also see online that thousands of students, newly released from classes, are flocking to the beaches for Spring Break–and caution be thrown to the winds. My family includes a health professional Ph.D. who works for W.H.O. and a hospital worker in Italy.  I fear Florida and Texas and other beach areas will be the next focus of this terrible virus. Please urge your friends and children to stay home this one year. –Hank Nuwer

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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