President Trump announced that he and his wife first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump detected positive for Covid-19 just hours after the announcement of the infection’s detection in Trump’s senior aide Hope Hicks. The diagnosis is considered as the most serious health threat to any of the sitting Presidents of the United States of America since decades.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
74 years old Trump falls into the highest risk category that can cause serious health complications from the virus, which has already caused 200,000death in the US and more than one million all over the world.
Trump is an optimist about his health and claims that soon he and Malina will come out of this. Meanwhile, Malina Trump also announced on Twitter that she postponed all her upcoming engagements and is quarantining at home.
Ignoring the Science
Since the emergence of pandemic Donald Trump has been frequently reported and known for his careless behaviour towards disease. Initially, he and his aide were also reluctant in wearing Masks. In a recent joint trip with Hope Hicks, it is reported that Trump and company were not wearing the mask. The careless approach towards health concern has shown a fatal outcome and now Donald Trump detected positive for COVID-19.
On the very initial stages, Trump tried to politicize the pandemic by calling it “Chinese Virus”. Trump has consistently insisted the country is “rounding the corner” on the disease and used to claim the virus would “disappear,” even health experts from within White House denied the claims and said those claims did not reflect reality.
Trump’s health conditions
Dr Sean Conley, President Trump’s physician, released a statement announcing Trump and Melania Trump were “both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence”.
“Rest assured I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments,” Conley said.
According to the recent physical examination of Mr Trump his weight i.e. 110.7 Kg is considered to be obese for the height of 6.3 ft.
But Dr Conley states that the president remains healthy and “Mr Trump will also have the best medical care available”.