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TENACIOUS TRUMP: President to keep working despite COVID-19 diagnosis

Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis was surely not the “October Surprise” anyone was expecting.

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Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis was surely not the “October Surprise” anyone was expecting.

But despite growing concerns of a 14-day quarantine with only 32 days left until the election, the President is fired up and will continue working – from isolation – to defeat his opponent on November 3.

President Trump is feeling “energetic” and remains in high spirits after testing positive for the coronavirus overnight, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Friday, according to the New York Post.

Meadows confirmed that the 74-year-old president was experiencing “mild symptoms,” but nothing he can’t handle.

“He continues to be not only in good spirits but very energetic,” he told reporters at the White House on Friday morning.

Meadows said doctors were monitoring the couple’s health but that Trump was “engaged” and would continue working as he quarantines at the White House.

“He is not only staying committed to working very hard on behalf of the American people, his first question to me this morning was ‘How’s the economy doing? How’re the stimulus talks going on Capitol Hill?” he said.

News of the president’s diagnosis came shortly after it was reported that White House counselor Hope Hicks, one of his closest advisers, had tested positive for the virus after traveling with him all week.

Others who came into contact with the president in recent days are in the process of testing.

Former vice president Joe Biden and his wife Jill both tested negative Friday morning after wishing the president and Melania a “swift recovery.”

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, both tested negative as well.

With the election right around the corner, Trump’s positive test results come at a critical time.

But, knowing the president, not even the coronavirus will stop him from his campaign to victory.

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9 Comments

  1. Barbara Gaze

    October 2, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you Leo for this venue!

  2. Katherine Egan

    October 2, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    We love you, Mr.Trump. Get better soon!

  3. Chris Shannon

    October 2, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    I hoped FLOTUS would insist he actually take a 5 day respite. He certainly deserves to have it!!!
    Hope Barron is good too!
    May God bless & many prayers being sent your way.

  4. Wendy Rathfon

    October 2, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Get well soon Mr. President and first Lady!!! I am praying for you both. TRUMP 2020!!!!

  5. Trump 2020!

    October 2, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Stand Strong and get well soon! America Loves you President Trump! We are Voting for you! Remember the polls in 2016? We are still laughing!

  6. BV Nguyen

    October 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you, Mr. Terrell ????????????

  7. Rachael A. Lazorik

    October 2, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    President Trump – Wishing you and the First Lady a speedy recovery. We miss seeing you campaigning, but just rest and take it easy. You certainly deserve a rest, that’s for sure. God bless you Sir. P.S. Mind the doctors.

  8. Cherie

    October 3, 2020 at 12:25 am

    Trump’s a warrior

  9. Paul Scofield

    October 3, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Agreed. Having Mr. Trump be forced to work — even for a few days — at a less hectic level may be one of the unexpected and saving graces of his becoming ill.

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Biden Admin Announces First COVID Shots For Kids Under 5 Likely By June 21

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On Thursday, the Biden administration announced that children under 5 will be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination doses as soon as June 21, if regulators authorize the shots for this age group as expected.

According to the Associated Press, White House COVID-19 coordinator Ashish Jha “said the Food and Drug Administration’s outside panel of advisers will meet on June 14-15 to evaluate the Pfizer and Moderna shots for younger kids. Shipments to doctors’ offices and pediatric care facilities would begin soon after FDA authorization, with the first shots possible the following week.”

Jha added that states can begin placing orders for the pediatric vaccines on Friday and the administration will initially have 10 million doses available.

“Our expectation is that within weeks every parent who wants their child to get vaccinated will be able to get an appointment,” Jha said. “At the end of the day we all want to move fast, but we’ve got to get it right.”

The news comes the week after Pfizer announced that three doses of their vaccine offers strong protection against COVID-19 in children under 5.  However, according to former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a third dose is unnecessary because the vaccines do not prevent infection.

“I think the decision matrix has changed around the vaccine for [ages] 6 months to 4 years old and so far as we know that the vaccine isn’t as protective at preventing infection,” Gottlieb said. “Previously, we had data showing that the childhood vaccine for 6 months to 4 years wasn’t as protective against infection as the adult vaccine.”

“That’s the reason why they pushed it out and asked for that third dose. But now, if the goal of the vaccine is to get baseline immunity in the kids to prevent really bad outcomes, and you’re really not using the vaccine as a tool to prevent infection in the first place, two doses could do that,” he added.

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Kamala Harris Tests Positive For COVID-19

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On Tuesday, the White House announced that Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not currently showing symptoms.

“Today, Vice President Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on rapid and PCR tests,” said Kirsten Allen, press secretary to the vice president. “She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the Vice President’s residence. She has not been a close contact to the President or First Lady due to their respective recent travel schedules. She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative.”

Harris wrote on Twitter that she was going to continue to isolate and is showing no symptoms.

“Today I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms, and I will continue to isolate and follow CDC guidelines. I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted,” Harris tweeted.

Harris last reportedly saw President Biden at the Easter Egg Roll on April 18 before leaving for California, which she returned from on April 25.

The vice president has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and has received two booster shots, receiving the second booster on April 1.

“Yesterday I received my second COVID-19 booster shot,” Harris tweeted on April 2. “We know that getting vaccinated is the best form of protection from this virus and boosters are critical in providing an additional level of protection. If you haven’t received your first booster—do it today.”

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