Trump’s age and weight may cause Covid complications, doctors say

Posted by on October 2, 2020 2:32 am
Categories: Global Stories

The US president is 74-years-old and overweight, which are considered risk factors for anyone with Covid-19

Doctors have warned that the US president, Donald Trump, has numerous factors placing him at risk of complications from Covid-19, including his age and being overweight.

The 74-year-old on Friday announced on Twitter that he and his wife, Melania Trump, had both tested positive for the virus. A study published in March in medical journal, The Lancet, found that while the overall death rate for people with Covid-19 was 1.4%, this rose to 8.6% for people in their 70s. The study was based on data from China.

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