Health Editor’s Note: Is Trump really this stupid; purposely shaking the hand of a person he knew had been exposed to COVID-19???
I bet he thinks he is showing his bravery. He wants to look like the nation’s leader who is embracing someone/a virus that is threatening the health of America’s population, not to mention that it has sent our economic situation into the toilets.
The protocol for the rest us mortals, if we have knowingly come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if we have been in a situation where we could have been exposed such as on a flight from one of the areas of the world where COVID-19 is prominent, is to self-quarantine for the 14 day incubation period of the virus.
What is painfully clear is that a person who has COVID-19 will be shedding virus for at least 14 days before he or she has symptoms of the virus. A person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 is supposed to stay away from others.
This is even a situation where you should notify your healthcare provider of your symptoms over the phone and then if you need to see at the office, they will be able to prepare for your arrival so the minimum amount of people will be exposed. Stay away from groups, congested areas, poorly ventilated areas and do not purposefully seek out anyone who knowingly has been exposed to the virus because there is a good chance he or she will have COVID-19, even if not tested as of yet.
Exposing oneself to an environment where you may well become exposed to the COVID-19 is pure craziness. Trump, by making such a public spectacle of himself, with his grandstanding, with his careless disregard for how a virus can spread and what it will cause when it does, is lessening the ability to stay on top of this virus.
He does not believe in science, scientific method and publicly shaking the hand of someone who has been exposed to COVID-19 is the most proof he could give of his total disregard for medical protocols when relating to COVID-19. Yet another disappointing display of his ignorance.
What he could have done and still should do, to really have made a difference and impact on COVID-19, is to require that congress free up billions of dollars to fund America’s fight to survive a virus, that has now managed to cripple the world’s economy, not to mention the toll it has taken on human life. America is not in this alone and other countries have far higher tolls of this viral infection as well as deaths…Carol
White House Staff Fear for Trump’s Health After Handshake With Man Exposed to Coronavirus, Says Report
SHAKE IT OFF
by Barbie Latza Nadeau, Correspondent-At-Large
Updated Mar. 09, 2020 4:18AM ET
President Donald Trump, an admitted germaphobe, is now two degrees away from someone who tested positive for the novel coronavirus—and his staff at the White House is reportedly getting more and more worried about the illness.
Over the weekend, a photo emerged of the president shaking hands with Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union who led the Conservative Political Action Conference last month. Schlapp has admitted he was in direct contact with an as-yet-unnamed attendee of the four-day conference who tested positive.
The Washington Post reports there is growing tension among Trump administration officials who fear the virus could dominate the president’s fourth year in office, and there are increasing fears over Trump’s personal health. The president is in an age bracket that is particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.
His personal doctor, Sean Conley, reportedly now attends some White House meetings on the coronavirus, the White House is being cleaned more regularly, and no campaign rallies were scheduled as of Sunday evening. It’s reportedly the first time this year that there were no rallies on the books.