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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s a look at where he traveled the week before his diagnosis.

USA TODAY

While the nation watches and waits to see how President Donald Trump will fare as he’s treated for COVID-19, doctors say there are lessons the American people can learn from his infection in the midst of a pandemic that has so far killed more than 200,000 Americans and infected 7.3 million. 

Key among them is that no one is invulnerable to a disease that doesn’t pick and choose whom to infect based on political affiliation or status.

“I remain eternally optimistic that this will be the week that more Americans recognize the severity of this epidemic and just how many more Americans might die this fall and winter, and begin to take greater responsibility for it,” said Dr. Theodore J. Iwashyna, director of