Trump tests positive for the coronavirus, joining a growing list of world leaders

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Like Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson initially played down the virus’s severity. But his tone changed after the then 55-year-old spent several days in intensive care in April following his diagnosis of covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. His infection could have “gone either way,” Johnson said.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has been a high-profile detractor of the virus, which he has called a “little cold.” He tested positive for the virus in July and reportedly recovered well after several weeks of a mild infection. Bolsonaro repeatedly flouted health recommendations before contracting the coronavirus — and even afterward, an analysis by The Washington Post found.

Brazil ranks third in the world for the highest number of coronavirus infections and second for covid-19 fatalities, trailing the United States.

Canadian first lady Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

In mid-March, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau returned

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