Jack Allard ’16

Former All-American lacrosse star released from hospital after long coronavirus battle — multiple outlets

On April 17, Jack Allard ’16, a two-time All-American lacrosse player and politics major at Bates, walked out of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as medical staff applauded.

Jack Allard '16 (left) and classmate Charlie Hildebrand celebrate a big Bates lacrosse win over Tufts in April 2016. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Jack Allard ’16 (left) and classmate Charlie Hildebrand celebrate a big Bates lacrosse win over Tufts in April 2016. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Allard’s dramatic story — his weeks long fight with COVID-19 — had drawn steady attention from the national media but this happy chapter was particularly well-chronicled.

Not long after first showing COVID-19 symptoms in mid-March, Allard was hospitalized in New Jersey. He was placed on a ventilator and later airlifted to Philadelphia to take part in a trial for an experimental treatment. There, his condition improved day-by-day. 

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