- Donald Trump's Covid-19 infection has been making headlines across the globe for multiple reasons
- From the infected president leaving hospital during treatment to claiming that the virus was a 'blessing', the US President has had some questionable views on the subject
- Now, Trump has declared himself immune from the virus ahead of his return to the campaign trail
United States President Donald Trump declared himself immune from the Covid-19 virus on Sunday.
Trump is currently preparing to resume campaigning against his rival Joe Biden, commenting that:
"It looks like I'm immune for, I don't know, maybe a long time and maybe a short time, it could be a lifetime, nobody really knows, but I'm immune."
Speaking during an interview with Fox News, Trump's comments came shortly after his doctor confirmed that he was no longer a transmission risk:
"You have a president who is immune... so now you have a president who doesn't have to hide in a basement like his opponent."
Trump hinted that his rival Joe Biden may well be infected with the virus himself:
"If you look at Joe, he was coughing yesterday horribly and grabbing his mask, as he's coughing. And I don't know what that was all about, and it didn't get much press."
eNCA reports that it remains unclear whether or not contracting Covid-19 offers immunity, with early studies suggesting patients would be safe for a few months and perhaps even longer.
The World Health Organization has weighed in on the subject, commenting in August that:
"For Covid-19, we do not yet have enough data to confirm if antibodies protect, what antibody levels are required, or how long protection will last."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that hardly three days after Donald Trump revealed he had tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus, the US president had once again stirred a heated conversation after he left his isolation room just to greet his supporters.
Aboard his motorcade, Trump left the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday, October 4, and was driven across the streets as he waved to jubilant followers who stood by the road. Inside his official vehicle, Trump, who wore a black mask, could be seen waving and showing his supporter's thumbs-up sign.
Shortly after, Trump seemingly struggling to breathe upon return to the White House has emerged raising concerns over the state of his health.
From the short clip that was shared by netizens, the 74-year-old head of state who confirmed contracting Covid-19 could be seen climbing the stairs before removing his mask.
He then appeared to struggle through deep breaths while acknowledging greetings from the crowd as he adjusted his coat.
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