Dr Joseph Varon, 59. See SWNS story SWFHdoctor; This doctor has worked 637 days (as of 16/12) since the start of the pandemic - only taking off two days to marry his daughter. Dr Joseph Varon, 59, was dubbed the 'COVID Hunter' after working a full year without a single day off on March 19. But when his medical student daughter got married in July, he finally took his first well-earned break to walk her down the aisle. The doctor said: "When in the middle of the wedding and she's dancing I got phone calls from patients. "I could not fully disconnect, that doesn't go down well with the family but it's the job we chose." Self-proclaimed 'COVID-ologist' Dr Varon said he simply hasn't had time to stop as chief of staff at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMCC) in Houston, Texas, USA.