United States President Donald Trump revealed in the early hours of 2 October that he had tested positive for COVID-19. As to how he had contracted the virus and how long his symptoms had lasted for, this information remains unclear. Mr Trump made a point of discussing how “good” he felt despite his quick recovery. With so many COVID-19 patients reporting a long and arduous health recovery from the novel coronavirus and many reporting ‘long’ COVID-19 symptoms, has he fully recovered from the deadly virus?
Do some people have an immunity to COVID-19?
In a study published in the BMJ, pre-existing immunity with COVID-19 was further investigated.
The study noted: “Even in local areas that have experienced some of the greatest rises in excess deaths during the covid-19 pandemic, serological surveys since the peak indicate that at most only around a fifth of people have antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.
Mr Trump spoke of his speedy recovery on one of his favourite social media platforms and had announced on Twitter that he was now immune, a claim that drew a flag from Twitter TWTR.N for violating the social media platform’s rules about misleading information related to COVID-19.
His statement came a day after Dr Conley said the president had taken a test showing he was no longer infectious, however, did not disclose any further whether he had actually tested negative for COVID-19.
“I passed the highest test, the highest standards, and I’m in great shape,” Trump told Fox News show “Sunday Morning Futures.”
With a possible re-election in sight for Mr Trump and another four years of power, he will need all the strength he can muster.