- President Trump has COVID-19.
- Trump is male, 74 years old, and obese — all factors that substantially increase his likelihood of hospitalization and death from the coronavirus.
- A chart lays out Trump’s primary risk factors, and what studies have shown about how each impacts a patient’s risk.
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President Donald Trump announced Friday that he tested positive for the coronavirus. So far, his symptoms include a low-grade fever, nasal congestion, lethargy, and a cough, according to the New York Times.
But given that Trump is male, 74 years old, and obese — all factors that substantially increase his likelihood of hospitalization and death from the coronavirus — questions are swirling about his risk of developing serious complications.
“The president’s profile would classify him as vulnerable,” Michael Head, a professor of global health at the University of Southampton, told Reuters.
The chart below summarizes Trump’s