A timeline of President Trump’s allies being diagnosed with COVID-19
This appeared in The Millennial Source
With scientists warning of the long-term effects from the coronavirus, the fact that so many prominent Republicans have been diagnosed with the virus should be of concern for the party.
With total COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassing 15.5 million and total deaths approaching 300,000, the Trump administration continues to receive criticism for its handling of the pandemic. In recent months, President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have repeatedly insisted the liberal media is fearmongering over the virus and that it isn’t as serious as they make it out to be.
Ironically, Trump knows firsthand how bad the virus can be: he was diagnosed with COVID-19 back in October and was rushed to Walter Reed Medical Center for emergency treatment. He isn’t alone, either. Over a dozen close allies and family members have reportedly been diagnosed with the virus.
With scientists warning of the long-term effects from the coronavirus (sometimes referred to as “long Covid”), the fact that so many prominent Republicans have been diagnosed with the virus should be of concern for the party.
This is the timeline of Trump’s close contacts and allies who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
March 14: Trump tests negative for COVID-19
In March, as nations around the world began taking drastic action to counteract the spreading pandemic and the US barred European travelers from entering the country, Trump had his first coronavirus scare. Fábio Wajngarten, the press secretary for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, had tested positive for the virus after Trump dined with both him and Bolsonaro.
After being tested for the virus, Trump’s results came back negative. Furthermore, his doctor said he had no symptoms of the virus. It was a close call, with some at the time expressing skepticism over Trump’s negative diagnosis. Trump has received regular COVID-19 tests throughout the pandemic.