Washington, United States:
U.S. President Donald Trump declared himself immune to Covid-19 on Sunday as he prepares to return to the campaign to regain a foothold against emerging White House rival Joe Biden.
“It looks like I’m immune to, I don’t know, maybe a long time and maybe a short time, it could be a lifetime, nobody really knows, but I’m immune,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News the day after his doctor confirmed he was no longer at risk for the disease.
“You have a president who is immune … so now you have a president who doesn’t have to hide in a basement like his opponent,” he added, in a nudge on Democrat Biden and his far more cautious approach to campaigns in a pandemic.
It is not yet clear to what extent the contraction of Covid-19 confers immunity to future infections. Previous studies suggest a few months, while more recent studies have suggested it could take longer.
While it is recognized that a person recovering from a viral infection is generally protected from re-infection, the World Health Organization warned in August: “For COVID-19, we do not have enough data to confirm whether antibodies are protecting. what antibody levels are required or how long the protection lasts. “
During his phone interview on Fox News, Trump suggested that his White House rival might be sick himself.
“If you look at Joe he coughed terribly yesterday and packed his mask when he coughs,” said Trump. “And I don’t know what it was about, and it didn’t get a lot of press.”
The Biden campaign has been releasing daily coronavirus tests for its candidate since Trump tested positive on October 1. He ended up in the hospital for three nights and derailed his campaign.
There was less transparency about Trump’s own health status, and his medical team repeatedly refused to say when he last tested negative for the virus. This has raised suspicions that he may not have been tested for several days prior to his diagnosis.
Trump gathered hundreds of supporters for a comeback event at the White House on Saturday and is planning two back-to-back rallies this week to save his struggling campaign three weeks after the November 3rd election.
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