As President Trump was preparing to leave Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday, he tweeted this optimistic message to the public:
“I feel really good! Do not be afraid of Covid. Don't let it dominate your life. We have developed some really great drugs and knowledge under the Trump administration. "
The phrase "don't be afraid of Covid" became a trending topic on Twitter
On Monday afternoon, many people accused the POTUS post of being deaf or irresponsible, considering nearly 210,000 Americans died of COVID-19 this year and the US recorded 7.4 million cases – the world leader in both pandemics Metrics.
In addition, many people report health issues related to coronavirus for months after their initial diagnosis, raising concerns about the long-term effects of the virus.
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President's supporters responded positively to his tweet.
However, the overwhelming response on Twitter was negative. Other reviewers pointed out that Trump has received COVID-19 treatments, usually reserved for people with more severe illness, as well as experimental therapies that most people do not have access to. According to the CDC in 2018, an estimated 30 million Americans under 65 have no health insurance. Another 5.4 million people laid off during the pandemic are uninsured, according to a July study by the Families USA Advocacy Group.
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Additionally, approximately 33.6 million Americans, or 24% of U.S. civilian workers, do not have access to paid sick leave in the event that they or someone in their household becomes ill.
The president was due to return to the White House at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on Monday evening, although his doctor determined he may not be "out of the woods" yet. Here's what MarketWatch has to say about the president's health, treatments, and the potential impact of his diagnosis on the election so far.