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Donald Trump affected by Covid-19: why he is considered a person at risk

Donald Trump may have something to worry about. On Thursday, October 1, the President of the United States announced on his Twitter account that he and his wife Melania have contracted Covid-19. Placed in quarantine, the presidential couple “feel good” as clarified by the First Lady, adding that she had postponed all his travels to come. However, if Donald Trump’s state of health is not alarming for the moment, his doctors remain vigilant. And for good reason: the billionaire is considered a person at risk.

74-year-old Donald Trump is therefore part of the group of 65-75 years who are according to the Center for Disease Control Study five times more likely to contract Covid-19 than people aged 18 to 29. But beyond his age, the President of the United States is considered a person at risk because of his state of health. If he assured during the presidential campaign to be in good health, the doctors, however, detected in him “high cholesterol”, while he weighs 110 kilos. He is thus “considered obese for his height” notes the New York Times,

Donald Trump infected by his advisor Hope Hicks

If the presidential couple were obliged to be tested, it is because they were in direct contact with Hope Hicks, communications advisor at the White House and close to the president. Indeed, the latter was aboard Air Force One with Donald Trump when he went to Cleveland, Ohio last Tuesday to participate in the debate against Joe Biden.

Immediately after Donald Trump’s announcement, the presidential couple’s doctor, Sean Conley, also said he was “doing well right now and the couple plan to stay at home in the White House while they recover.” “Rest assured that I expect the president to continue to perform his duties without interruption during his convalescence, and I will keep you posted on any further development,” the professional added in a statement shared by the office. press release from the White House.

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