While appearing on MSNBC on Friday night, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who advised the Barack Obama administration on health care policy, weighed in on the actual risks Donald Trump faces after contracting COVID-19.
Rachel Maddow, of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” asked her guest if there was anything in her intro that needed clarification.
“Correct me if anything I laid out there is wrong or I am putting wrong emphasis in terms of people understanding the severity of what we are up against here,” Maddow said.
“I would say two things,” Dr. Emanuel replied.
“First of all, to have the most powerful man in the world, the leader of the free world, our president, with somewhere between a 5% and 11% [or] 12% of dying, I don’t think that’s so trivial — that’s pretty substantial risk of dying in the next few weeks,” he explained.
“And that, I think, is a national security threat. It is something to take every, very seriously,” Dr. Emanuel advised.
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