CNN 6 Oct 2020

Donald Trump can't distract voters from coronavirus now


President Trump has avoided discussing coronavirus as much as possible, instead downplaying the crisis and even mocking people for wearing masks. Last week, though, the White House announced that both President Trump and the first lady tested positive for Covid-19. This diagnosis makes Trump's strategy of changing the subject virtually impossible.

Donald Trump has been taken to a military medical centre near Washington from the White House, after testing positive for coronavirus.

He was transferred to the Walter Reed military hospital by his official Marine One helicopter.

Earlier the White House had said Mr Trump had "mild symptoms" and was in "good spirits". Later they called his transfer to hospital "a precaution".

The race for the White House has been thrown into turmoil, after the revelation that Donald Trump and his wife Melania both tested positive for the illness..

His diagnosis has stunned America, with financial markets sinking on the news. With just a month until the presidential election, It's raised major questions about the remainder of the campaign and its outcome.

Donald Trump's presidential rival Joe Biden and world leaders including Boris Johnson have wished Mr Trump and his wife a speedy recovery.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by north America editor Jon Sopel.
President Donald Trump's medical team said Sunday that he could be discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as early as Monday and continue his treatment for COVID-19 at the White House.

Trump's doctors insisted that the president feels well. They also revealed for the first time that Trump had received supplemental oxygen on Friday after experiencing a high fever and a drop in his oxygen level. Trump was treated with dexamethasone, a steroid used to reduce inflammation, after a second drop in his oxygen level on Saturday.

"Today he feels well," Dr. Brian Garibaldi, a lung specialist at Johns Hopkins who is assisting the medical team at Walter Reed, told reporters at a briefing.

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