Foreign Official Tests Positive Days After Close Meeting With Trump
The Corona Virus is especially dangerous for the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. The fatality rate jumps up to 14.8% when the victim is over 80 years old and an infected person between 70-79 still has an 8% fatality rate. So it is a big deal that our 73-year-old president may have contracted the virus since he was in the company of positive testing Brazilian Official just a couple days ago.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's Communications Secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, "met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence just days ago in Florida.
The New York Times also reported that Wajngarten appeared at Trump's Florida Mar-a-Lago resort on Saturday as part of a Brazilian government delegation. The delegation also reportedly dined with the president on Saturday.
Luiz Henrique Mandetta, Brazil's health minister, told Reuters that Wajngarten is undergoing a second test to confirm the diagnosis, and that if he tests positive once more, Bolsonaro himself would be monitored for the virus.
According to Brazil newspaper Estadão, Wajngarten is awaiting the results of the second test."
"President Donald Trump has not been tested for coronavirus despite being in close contact with multiple lawmakers who are now self-quarantining due to their proximity to someone with the virus, the White House said late Monday.
"Trump said he was not worried that he may have been exposed to the virus.
"Let's put it this way: I'm not concerned," Trump told reporters earlier on Thursday, while meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office." “I would do it. I don’t feel for any reason—I feel extremely good. I feel very good but I guess it’s not a big deal to get tested and it’s something I would do but I spoke to the White House doctor, terrific guy. Talented guy. He said he sees no reason to do it. There’s no symptoms, no anything."
This could be serious we can only hope that Trump kept his distance from the Brazilian Official. An 8% chance of death is nothing to scoff at and this the leader of our country. I hope they are more careful from now on.