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.
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.