https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders-a ... -19-187176Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was admitted to the hospital last week after several days of illness, according to a Wednesday, June 17, statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“He has been tested and does not have COVID-19,” said Church spokesman Eric Hawkins. “Other diagnostic studies are being done.”
Recently, Peggy Fletcher Stack ran this feature on Holland.
https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/06 ... e-jeffrey/Jeffrey R. Holland hasn’t been this alone for more than 40 years, back before the 79-year-old Latter-day Saint apostle was the president of Brigham Young University.
No in-person meetings. No jetting across the globe. No public speaking. No church services.
COVID-19 has forced this self-isolation and social distancing on millions of people worldwide, but few are as gregarious — by position and personality — as the 12 apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He has “suddenly become very, very anxious about the well-being of other people,” the apostle said in the videotaped interview.
Holland, who has led a team of Latter-day Saint authorities coordinating the Utah-based faith’s COVID-19 response, has faced personal trauma in the past, but this is the first time he’s had to worry “about members in 115 nations or the movement of 32,000 missionaries at one time in one week and care for their health and their protection.”