CORONAVIRUS DANGER

Covid still threat to USA, and to Kenya

In Summary

• White House staff and visitors were infected on September 26 at super-spreader event with President Trump

• Trump fell further behind Joe Biden in the opinion polls when he contracted Covid one week later

US President Donald Trump tosses face masks to the crowd as he takes the stage for a campaign rally, his first since being treated for the coronavirus disease, at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida, US, October 12, 2020.
US President Donald Trump tosses face masks to the crowd as he takes the stage for a campaign rally, his first since being treated for the coronavirus disease, at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida, US, October 12, 2020.
Image: REUTERS

American President Donald Trump told Fox News on Sunday that he no longer has coronavirus and is now “immune” to Covid-19.

Trump wants to appear like Superman to boost his ratings in the opinion polls three weeks before the American presidential elections.

In fact, denying the reality of Covid hurts him more than helps him.

 
 

Trump has always been reckless around Covid, refusing to wear masks and ignoring rules for social distancing. He encouraged demonstrations in states where governors introduced lockdowns. Consequently there was a super-spreader event on September 26 at the White House when Trump presented Amy Coney Barratt as his pick for the Supreme Court.

When Trump himself was hospitalised for Covid, Biden doubled his lead in the opinion polls. 

The moral of this story is 'don't mess with Covid'. No-one is immune, not even the President of the United States.

Covid is not necessarily fatal but five percent of those aged over 65 years of age  die if infected. Over 200,000 people have died of Covid in the USA. Trump should not minimise the threat from Covid and nor should we in Kenya.

Quote of the day: "Life has always treated me well. I therefore won't mind leaving it behind."

Dario Fo
The Italian playwright died on October 13, 2016