Irish Leader Returns To Medicine To Help Battle COVID-19 Pandemic

Acting Prime Minister Leo Varadkar reregistered as a medical practitioner with the country's Health Service Executive in March and will begin to work one shift a week.

4/7/2020 2:46:00 AM

Ireland's acting Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has reregistered as a medical practitioner. He will begin working one shift a week to help with the surge of COVID-19 patients.

Acting Prime Minister Leo Varadkar reregistered as a medical practitioner with the country's Health Service Executive in March and will begin to work one shift a week.

Donall Farmer/Getty Imagestoggle captionDonall Farmer/Getty ImagesActing Prime Minister Leo Varadkar worked as a doctor for seven years before going into politics.Donall Farmer/Getty ImagesWhen Ireland's acting Prime Minister decided to go into politics, he put his medical career behind him. But Leo Varadkar will be working as a doctor once again as the country battles the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Varadkar reregistered as a medical practitioner with Ireland's Health Service Executive in March and will begin work one shift a week.He left the medical profession in 2013 after working as a doctor for seven years. By 2017, he'd become the country's

youngest-ever taoiseach, or prime minister."Many of his family and friends are working in the health service. He wanted to help out even in a small way," a spokesperson told the broadcaster. Read more: NPR »

He's answering a phone. Stop fawning. He is answering the phone ...this is one of those stories that looks better outside the country then from the inside ! Contrast this man with the sloth we are forced to call, President. gtconway3d in the meantime...who can name one single Trump that has one ounce of this man’s decency, intelligence, integrity, leadership. OK. I’ll make it easier; an ounce of any one of these qualities.

That’s servant leadership 👏👏👏 This is the equivalent of President Whitmore getting into a cockpit to fight the aliens in Independence Day. Hero dosxxy In similar fashion, the president the United States will be using his expertise in absolutely nothing to kill as many Americans as possible. This is leadership. 🙏🏾

Leader Meanwhile the orange dotard returned full-time to being a conman, hyping a dangerous drug he has a financial interest in! Meanwhile, in the USA CoronavirusUSA chronicles, we have a Reality TV 📺 FakeDoctor as POTUS giving medical advice without a license to profit off Hydroxycloroquine An ACTUAL leader, who is an ACTUAL DOCTOR?!! A girl can dream...

Well played. “Ask not what your country can do for you—Ask what you can do for your country,” Oh yea, our leader is selling snake oil to evangelicals, so Reason 1,035 why my husband & I want to retire in Ireland. The buffoonery in the WH is the opposite of Ireland’s prime minister. Hey we need a president looking for a third job?

ThejideGrand Great! He’s not acting PM, he is the PM Respect. Ate jellyjugbean I need to move to Ireland! A very good example to emulate. Serious case of leader envy. Meanwhile Mr. Bone Spurs has disappeared into a McDonald’s. This is what a leader does. givemepie360 One shift a week. Not much. I bet he never does five minutes. Reminds me of his pledge that he would never support a legalisation of abortion. That was a lie too.

Ruffabalilea Philosocrat A braver man than I ...Gung..... Leader. Please dont be fooled by this PR stunt. He was soundly beaten in a recent election embaressed in his own constituency. This man is far from a hero. DawnMWebb1 Let’s not lose our fucking minds here, fellow Americans. Donald Trump is the last mother fucker i want poking around with my ventilator and handling my meds. He does enough damage indirectly

Great example set by Mr. PM. PMOIndia please learn something from him, you guys are busy telling people to clap and light diyas at home... sam_vinograd Since our (US) 'leader' is so good with the medical, maybe he should volunteer too. Lack of PPE not a problem because he's incredibly healthy (right, WH docs & surgeon general?) What has he got to lose?

👍💕👏👏👏🙏 Well if our guy wasn’t busy presidenting he’d probably be doctoring too. He has a knack for that kind of thing, all the doctors are amazed at how much he knows, really, they all tell him, everybody says it. He has a super genius uncle too you know, I bet you didn’t know that. Trump could and would literally never

A noble calling Godspeed, Stay Healthy,!! Awesome!! Love this Eddie Keegan Lets sign up RandPaul next realDonaldTrump - id like to see you step foot in a NYC hospital. And then quickly leave because your spewed stupidity is contagious realdonaldtrump Love that. Take note 🤬-face Trump. I would like to see DT jumping into the health force and getting his hands dirty, too!

Well done Taoiseach!! 👏👏👏 Leadership & humanitarian! something we lack in all aspects of the occupants of the WH, their administration & everyone surrounding them This is a heroic, educated, humble leader serving his people. realDonaldTrump this is how a leader behaves. Words don't heal, actions do.

SheilaCannon20 Can anyone imagine trump serving anyone anywhere for anything? Me either. And we get the Apricot Adolf selling ginsu knives, bamboo pillowcases and ED miracle cures on tv. kevinnbass By contrast, the American leader (and his grifter family) is trying to cash in on sales of hydroxychloroquine. America is in freefall, and no one knows when we will bottom out.

Nice look, but bad idea. 👏👏👏👏👏 leader servicebeforevanity nntaleb Skin in the Game Well done leading by example. That’s great! And our idiot president can’t even accept responsibility. 211 days until Election Day. liamstack Wow! Imagine that. A leader who has a real job in health pitching in! In no universe could I ever imagine trump doing something like this.

Melissa89431446 That's leadership That’s beautiful This is what a leader looks like-not the one in the WH Enter into a GNU with the winner of the election, MaryLouMcDonald That’s an amazing situation. In the US it’s about tv ratings so we have nothing! Wow! sherriedunlap 💜real leadership: knows how to roll up sleaves and join the team.

This is what a real leader looks like. realDonaldTrump you should be taking notes. Leading by example is the kind of leadership we need, but don't have at the U.S. federal level. Do you think our Moron in Chief is puked ever put himself on the front lines? Never! TrumpIsALooser Trumpdemic TrumpLiesAmericansDie

Leadership Now that is what you call leading from the front. If he’s willing and able to help as a HealthcareHero, I say more power to him. Trump returned to grifting too ya know. Leadership! A true leader. Really miss that here stateside. I’m sure Trump would happily play some golf any days of the week if that could in any way help with the pandemic.

Look at this leader Wow I hope he updates his CE Damn that’s honorable. Thanks for serving. This is real servant leadership. Stay safe. LeoVaradkar A haiku salute for you! Thanks for your example. Hope our leader will see. 😔 As “officials” fail, doctors keep their oaths sacred. Those who would lead, serve.

Our president THINKS he’s a doctor, does that count? Note “Leader”. That’s what a leader does. Steps up and takes responsibility Creator Bless him and his country best of health and cure for all those who are ill there and world's over Ameen Stepping up! Meanwhile, President Bone-spurs is too busy yelling at jonkarl

What a leader. Ok answer this simple question can a nation goes on without a leader or health system. Always nice to be reminded what real leadership actually looks like. momaura Leo is showing powerful leadership right now, leading by example. So proud . LeoVaradkar Now he is a leader I would take medical advise from. Unlike .realDonaldTrump who slept in a Holiday Inn once and now thinks he is qualified to give medial advise.

This is leadership. 👏 Bravo! Any of you Trump worshippers want to know what a true leader looks like? I want a leader like this Good guy. Thats right Leo, leading by example,actions speak louder than words. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 An example of a true leader. And Trump just pretends to be a doctor. Ensure adequate PPE one leader is enough

I'm not an expert, but does it make sense for the leader of a nation to work with COViD-19 patients? In general, continuity of government is important and the leadership of most countries is not a part-time gig. But what do the Irish think? Ireland a true leader and hero And that’s how you exemplify leadership.

Melissa89431446 Wow that’s impressive! Hay look, a leader with a brain, and courage, and compassion, and love for his country and people. Luck of the Irish!! This is awesome. Leading by example. Now do Trump. This is pointless ❤️

Irish PM returns to work as a doctor to help in coronavirus crisisIrish PM Varadkar re-registered as a medical practitioner last month to help Ireland's healthcare system as it deals with the coronavirus epidemic, his office said Sunday. Imagine Trump doing this

Irish Prime Minister to Work As a Doctor During Country's COVID-19 CrisisVaradkar will assist in conducting phone assessments of people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Leadership from the front. Good for you.

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