Monday, October 05, 2020

COVID-45 wants to go home

President Trump says he'll return to the White House this evening after three days in the hospital. His positive coronavirus test was announced on Thursday, so if he was tested negative shortly before that, he hasn't been ill for a week. Given his hospitalization and supplementary oxygen, it's highly unlikely he's fit enough to leave the hospital – and even if he feels good now, recovery from COVID-19  is long and slow. Boris Johnson was hospitalized eight days after his test, in the ICU the next day, and returned to work only 30 days later. Whatever Trump does this evening, he's surely not following the advice of doctors with experience of COVID-19. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 5 October)

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