Trump suggests he’s immune to COVID-19, encourages people to go out

Washington, Oct 5 (efe-epa).- United States President Donald Trump hinted Monday after leaving the hospital that he is already immune to the coronavirus and encouraged people to go out and not fear COVID-19 by staging a triumphant return to the White House.

“I know there is a danger, there is a risk, but that’s okay. Now I’m better, maybe I’m immune, I don’t know. But don’t let (the virus) dominate your lives, get out there, be careful,” Trump said in a video recorded just upon arrival at the White House and shared on Twitter.

Trump, in fact, posted two videos, the first of images of his helicopter arrival at the White House with heroic music in the background and the second of a short speech recorded minutes after landing.

“I have learned many things about the coronavirus and one thing I know for certain is: do not let it dominate you, do not be afraid of it, you will defeat it, we have the best medical teams, the best medications, and you will defeat it,” said the president.

“I went (on Friday to the hospital), I did not feel very well,” he added, “and two days ago, I could have left two days ago, two days ago I was very well, better than I have been in a long time.”

Trump staged a triumphant return to the White House after his brief three-day hospitalization for COVID-19, a disease that in the United States has already claimed more than 210,000 lives, more than in any other country in the world.

Despite this triumphalism, the president’s doctor, Sean Conley, acknowledged that the president “is not out of the woods” and that he is in fact in “unexplored terrain” compared to other COVID-19 patients due to the type of treatment he received.

He also assured that “in the White House he will have prestigious medical personnel at his disposal 24 hours a day” as if he were still in the hospital. EFE-EPA


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