Barron Trump Contracted COVID-19, Now Tests Negative
Melania Trump revealed that her son, Barron, did test positive for the coronavirus. The 14-year-old did not show any symptoms, while the first lady says that she experienced mild ones.
Barron Trump Tested Positive For Coronavirus, But Now Negative
Barron Trump, the 14-year-old son of President Trump and Melania Trump, tested positive for COVID-19, after initially testing negative. The First Lady made the announcement on Wednesday in a post called, "My personal experience with COVID-19," on the White House website, adding it was one of her greatest fears as a parent. A wave of relief washed over her when the boy first appeared to be untouched by the virus after she and the president were diagnosed with the highly contagious coronavirus. But that relief was short lived. "I couldn't help but think 'what about tomorrow or the next day?' " she wrote. (Romo, 10/14)
Melania Trump Says Barron Had Coronavirus
The first lady noted that Barron, 14, exhibited no symptoms, a departure from herself and the president, who have both said they experienced mild symptoms. ... She also acknowledged “just how fortunate my family is to have received the kind of care that we did,” expressing her gratitude to first responders and others dealing with the virus. (Oprysko, 10/14)
Melania Trump Says Son Barron Trump Tested Positive For COVID-19
Before departing for a campaign rally in Des Moines Wednesday, President Donald Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn that Barron is doing "fine." ... Barron's private school, St. Andrew's Episcopal, was set to begin "a phased transition to hybrid learning" this week. (Mandell, 10/14)
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Trump Cites Barron Trump's Coronavirus Case In Arguing For Schools To Reopen
President Trump on Wednesday invoked his son Barron’s positive coronavirus case in a push to physically reopen U.S. schools, saying that the 14-year-old was unaffected by the virus because of his immune system. (Chalfant, 10/14)
The New York Times:
Trump May Be Immune To The Coronavirus. But For How Long?
After receiving a heavy infusion of monoclonal antibodies to treat his bout of Covid-19, President Trump has declared that he is immune to the virus that causes it and talked privately about wearing a Superman T-shirt under his dress shirt when he left the hospital. Even as the president has exulted in his supposed imperviousness to the coronavirus that is resurging across parts of the country, he has delighted in portraying former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. as vulnerable and cloistered, wearing masks “every time you see him.” (Mandavilli, 10/14)