President Donald Trump is in isolation after announcing early Friday that he and First Lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with the coronavirus.
As a 74-year-old male, Trump faces several risk factors that could increase the likelihood of serious complications from COVID-19, including a body mass index (BMI) in the obese range and elevated cholesterol.
“The virus has shown us from the beginning it is mysterious and insidious and it can come in waves,” said Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News’ chief medical correspondent. “We do have to remember some positive, encouraging statistics: 80% of patients with COVID-19 do not require hospitalization. That does not mean, though, that their disease course will be mild. It just means that they can be managed in a home environment.”
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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Friday morning that Trump’s symptoms were