President TrumpLabor Secretary Donald John Trump’s wife tests positive for COVID-19 Russia shuts down Trump administration’s last-minute bid for pre-election nuclear weapons deal Trump addresses suburban women at a rally: “Are you going to love me please?” More On Wednesday, he summoned his son Barron’s case of coronavirus in an effort to effectively reopen American schools, saying the 14-year-old had not been affected by the virus because of his immune system.
“Barron Trump, he was infected with Coronavirus 19,” the president said before a crowd at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, referring to the new coronavirus. “He had the China virus, didn’t he? And he had such a short period of time. I don’t even think he knew he had it because they’re young and their immune systems are strong and they fight it off 99.9 percent. Baron is beautiful, he’s free and free.”
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“It happens. People have them, and they go. Get the children back to school. We have to get them back to school,” the president told the crowd.
Barron’s private school he attends in the Washington, DC area, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, has run all virtual classes so far this school year.
Trump, who was diagnosed with the virus earlier this month, has consistently called for schools to virtually reopen their doors, despite public health experts’ concerns that school settings could exacerbate the spread of COVID-19. Trump has sometimes wrongly claimed that children are “almost immune” to the virus.
Children can be infected with COVID-19, although the evidence indicates that they are less likely to develop severe illness or die than their older counterparts. The elderly population is considered to be at high risk in relation to the Coronavirus. The highly contagious disease has killed more than 215,000 people in the United States and more than a million people worldwide.
Many schools across the country have chosen to move to partially or completely virtual classrooms in order to limit the spread of the virus.
the first lady Issued a written statement Earlier Wednesday it was expanding its own experience in recovering from COVID-19, nearly two weeks after she and Trump were diagnosed with the virus.
She revealed that Barron tested positive for the virus after the first couple were diagnosed and “no symptoms appeared.” She said that since then he has tested negative.
At a rally on Wednesday, Trump also discussed his own battle with the virus.
“It’s a little tricky.” Trump said, before promoting the antibody cocktail he received as part of his treatment, “You have heat, you don’t feel well.”
Trump spent 72 hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after his diagnosis. The White House doctor considered that he was able to resume public events last week and returned to the campaign track on Monday.