A 68-year-old Bird Island man, who spent a couple weeks at a Southern California resort with his wife a month ago, caught the coronavirus, recovered, and donated his blood Friday (April 3), for antibodies testing at the Mayo Clinic. Friday afternoon, (April 3), John O’Neill drove to a New London clinic and donated blood that was driven by courier to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. His blood will be tested in hopes of developing antibodies to treat people with the disease. O’Neill said he’s feeling great now but that he felt sick with body aches, a 100.8 F. temperature and cough for only a couple days beginning March 7 after coming home.


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