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‘He Is A Vulnerable Patient’: Doctors Predict Trump’s Chances Of Dying If He Catches COVID-19



What would happen if Donald Trump catches the coronavirus? That question was answered this week by Dr. Jonathan Reiner, who in the past has worked as a cardiologist for former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Appearing on CNN, Reiner spoke about Trump’s recent claim that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine and said that it’s likely because he knows that he’s at risk of severe health repercussions should he contract COVID-19.

“The White House medical unit obviously made a calculated decision that they considered his risk of taking the drug lower than his risk of actually contracting the virus,” he said. “My calculations, I think his risk… he probably has a 15 to 20 percent chance of dying of this virus should he contract it.”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta also said that Trump fits the profile of someone who could be greatly afflicted by catching COVID-19.

“He is a vulnerable patient in this regard,” he explained. “Given his age, given his preexisting conditions of heart disease, obesity is a significant risk factor for people having worse outcomes with this infection.”

Take a look at the video clip below:

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