Although Trump has several risk factors that ideally would make him far more vulnerable to what is otherwise a trivial threat that leaves 99.9% of those infected free to continue their lives, we can't hope that Trump will succumb. Doctors have learned not to induce coma and use ventilators, so the initial spike in fatalities has vanished. Chances are, Trump like nearly everyone else, will be more or less asymptomatic. It's lamentable that in the USA what ought to be a scientific matter based on hard data is merely a political posturing opportunity.

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