President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Over 7 million Americans have gotten the disease. Most people with COVID-19 experience symptoms such as a cough, fever, or congestion and then recover from it. However, COVID-19 can become very serious symptoms such as chest pains and difficulty breathing. Over 200,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. A president with COVID-19 is a very serious situation.
President Donald Trump experienced a fever and shortness of breath. On Friday, October 2, Donald Trump was moved from the White House to Walter Reed Medical Center by a helicopter called Marine One. Walter Reed is a military hospital where presidents are treated. It also has an office so the president can work from the hospital. Melania Trump has only experienced mild symptoms of COVID-19. She has remained in the White House.
Other world leaders, such as Britain’s Boris Johnson and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro have gotten COVID-19. Johnson had to be hospitalized and spent time in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). Both have made recoveries. Donald Trump has made several video messages for the American people, thanking them for their support and letting people know he is feeling better.
What Can You Do Many people have sent cards and messages of support to President Trump. You can send a card, or message of support too. You can also take precautions against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, washing your hands, and social distancing.
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