Silver Lining In Trump COVID Diagnosis May Be Supporters Taking Coronavirus More Seriously

KEY POINTS

  • President Trump and his wife tested positive for coronavirus though it was unclear where they contracted the disease
  • Trump has been prescribed an experimental antibody cocktail to try to speed his recovery
  • Observers say the diagnosis may make his supporters take the disease more seriously but a quick recovery could undermine efforts to contain the spread

If there is a silver lining to President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, it may be that his supporters start taking the threat of infection more seriously.

Trump tweeted early Friday both he and first lady Melanie Trump had tested positive for the disease, which has infected more than 7 million other Americans and caused a death toll approaching 210,000. The White House said Trump was prescribed an experimental antibody cocktail to speed his recovery and then choppered to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

From the start of the pandemic little more than

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