The Coddled Monster: What if Trump Got the Medical Care a Quarter Million dead voters got?

The president’s experience with coronavirus has been very different from the ordinary American senior, but Trump has ignored the disparities

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First of all, we haven’t addressed the real elephant in the room…was the whole thing a hoax?  As no medical proof of Trump’s illness has been offered, as with other presidents, we may well be dealing with pure fakery, especially since he is touting an experimental cure he is personally invested in.

Guardian: From getting a helicopter ride to a military hospital with a specialized suite to receiving experimental drugs made available to fewer than 10 people, Donald Trump’s experience with Covid-19 has been very different from that of your average 74-year-old American with a serious illness.

The president ignored these disparities after returning to the hospital on Monday night and in a video from the White House Trump said of Covid-19: “Don’t be afraid of it.”

Here’s a look at how different the experience of catching Covid-19 is for the most powerful 74-year-old in the US compared with most of his fellow citizens:

Diagnosis

First, there is the simple step of realizing someone has the illness.

Trump had access to regular testing, something most, if not all, 74-year-olds do not.

As a white male, Trump was less likely to test positive for the virus. Though testing rates are similar across racial and ethnic groups, Hispanic patients were more than two and a half times more likely to have a positive result and Black and Asian patients were nearly twice as likely to test positive compared with white patients, according to Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).

This suggests people of color face increased barriers to testing which delay their ability to get a diagnosis until their condition is more serious.

Care

People who test positive for Covid are usually told to monitor their symptoms at home, no matter what their age.  read more

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/09/trump-coronavirus-care-average-american

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  1. I’m going to go with the first postulation, which is this idiot (Trump) had the vaccine for this virus last year. His White House was dosed at the SC nomination announcement, or the Gold Star families photo op, precisely for cover; they got it like he did, but looky looky, Trump all better…Regeneron to the rescue, just like he touted hydroxychlorquine. This was a pull-out-all-the-stops move by this degenerate to try and get a last minute bump in the polls.