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Analysis: Trump is hospitalized with Covid, but he's still not taking the pandemic seriously

October 5, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

President Donald Trump's fight with Covid-19 has so far not convinced him to prioritize a responsible approach to a pandemic that has killed 209,000 Americans over his own political needs.

(CNN)President Donald Trump's fight with Covid-19 has so far not convinced him to prioritize a responsible approach to a pandemic that has killed 209,000 Americans over his own political needs.

It came amid lingering confusion about the President's true state of health after a weekend in which the White House undertook strenuous efforts to minimize the seriousness of his case.

Dr. Sean Conley, admitted on Sunday to not telling the full truth about Trump's condition the day before — including about two drops in his oxygen levels — to avoid overshadowing the "upbeat" official line on the President's health.

In a video on Sunday, the President said that he had learned a lot of interesting things about Covid-19 that he planned to share with the country.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Sunday that the President learned about his positive test when he returned from the trip.

Several Secret Service officers in the vehicle with Trump Sunday, who were wearing surgical masks and face shields, must presumably now quarantine after being in close contact with a patient with Covid-19, and risk becoming the latest casualties of Trump's political ambitions.

A CBS News poll, meanwhile, found Biden with a 7-point lead among likely voters in the key swing state of Pennsylvania and even with Trump in Ohio — another Midwestern battleground that went to the President in 2016.

Earlier on Sunday, Trump's doctors revealed that the President had suffered several alarming drops in oxygen levels.

The approach taken by the President's doctors suggests to many experts that the White House has been downplaying the seriousness of his condition as he fights a disease in which a patient can quickly deteriorate during the course of the infection over a period of days.

And based on what we know so far, the President is ill," said Dr. Patrice Harris, a past president of the American Medical Association, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

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