White House not doing enough to protect Trump from coronavirus, medical expert warns

  

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By:   James Crump, Independent

White House not doing enough to protect Trump from coronavirus, medical expert warns

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White House not doing enough to protect Trump from coronavirus, medical expert warns





James Crump


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A leading medical expert has claimed that stronger coronavirus measures need to be taken at the   White House   to prevent   president Donald Trump   from contracting   Covid-19 .

The president’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, just weeks after vice president   Mike Pence ’s press secretary Katie Miller announced she had contracted Covid-19.

After Mr O’Brien tested positive for the virus, Mr Trump downplayed the seriousness of the situation and a White House statement added: “There is no risk of exposure to the president or the vice president.”

Speaking about the White House’s coronavirus protocols following the latest positive test of a staffer, Dr Jonathan Reiner, the professor of medicine at The George Washington University Medical Centre, told CNN: “What they’re not using at the White House is a strategy of massive mask-wearing for everyone.”


He added: “In photo ops and, you know, apparently in the hallways, it’s not common to see staff, senior staff members, wearing masks. I would do that immediately. You need concentric rings of protection around the president and vice president.”


White House staff members are tested regularly even if they are not showing symptoms and the details of anyone who comes into contact with the president are taken in order to make sure they are tested for Covid-19, according to   CNN .

However, Dr Reiner said that if mandatory mask wearing is not introduced in the White House, then “a very senior member, even higher in the government than the national security adviser will contract this virus”.

Dr Reiner also suggested that because of his age, the president should be concerned about the effects of coronavirus on his overall health, according to   Raw Story .

“I want to remind people that Herman Cain, who’s exactly the same age as the president of the United States, has been in the hospital for a month after contracting the virus,” he said.

“This president is 74 years old. He is at great risk of a tragic outcome should he acquire this,” Dr Reiner added.

The   World Health Organisation   has outlined that “Covid-19 is often more severe in people who are older than 60 years”, and advised people in that age group to limit visitors to only those who are essential.

Mr O’Brien is the most senior member of Mr Trump’s staff to have contracted Covid-19 and has an office that is situated close to the president in the   Oval Office .

Mr Trump visited Miami, Florida, with Mr O’Brien just two weeks ago, but a high ranking official in the White House told the BBC that the president had not been in close contact with him for “several days”.

The White House statement added that Mr O’Brien “has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating,” and the “work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted”.

The White House’s deputy press secretary Judd Deere told   The Independent   that “the president’s physician and White House Operations work closely to incorporate current CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) guidance and best practices to ensure every precaution is taken to keep the president, first family and the entire White House complex safe and healthy at all times.

“In addition to social distancing, readily available hand sanitiser, regular deep cleaning of all work spaces, and facial coverings, those in close proximity to the president continue to be tested for Covid-19 to ensure exposure is limited to the greatest extent possible.”





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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    one week ago

A leading medical expert has claimed that stronger coronavirus measures need to be taken at the      White House       to prevent      president Donald Trump       from contracting      Covid-19   .

The president’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, just weeks after vice president      Mike Pence   ’s press secretary Katie Miller announced she had contracted Covid-19.

After Mr O’Brien tested positive for the virus, Mr Trump downplayed the seriousness of the situation and a White House statement added: “There is no risk of exposure to the president or the vice president.”

Speaking about the White House’s coronavirus protocols following the latest positive test of a staffer, Dr Jonathan Reiner, the professor of medicine at The George Washington University Medical Centre, told CNN: “What they’re not using at the White House is a strategy of massive mask-wearing for everyone.”


He added: “In photo ops and, you know, apparently in the hallways, it’s not common to see staff, senior staff members, wearing masks. I would do that immediately. You need concentric rings of protection around the president and vice president.”
 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Tessylo @1    one week ago

I think for the safety of both Trump and America, we need to isolate Trump in some class 1000 clean room with past episodes of the Apprentice piped in 24-7.  KFC is slid in by a sealed door. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1    one week ago
"I think for the safety of both Trump and America, we need to isolate Trump in some class 1000 clean room with past episodes of the Apprentice piped in 24-7.  KFC is slid in by a sealed door." jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

Plus unlimited Big Macs and cheeseburgers. . . . 

 
 
 
gooseisgone
1.1.2  gooseisgone  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1    one week ago
we need to isolate Trump in some class 1000 clean room

or he could hide in his basement like Joe Biden. 

 
 
 
PJ
1.2  PJ  replied to  Tessylo @1    one week ago

SHHHHHHHHHHHH

Nothing to see here, all is well.  Carry on.............

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    one week ago

Maybe tRump needs to take stronger measures to prevent from contracting Co-Vid.

I'm good with the precautions that are being taken around him . . . . 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @2    one week ago

I think many on the left are hoping and praying that Trump comes down with it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1    one week ago

I cannot tell a lie . . . 

 
 
 
devangelical
2.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1    one week ago

karma

 
 
 
Gsquared
2.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1    one week ago

Praying?  Don't the right-wingers think everyone else is a "secular atheist"?

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
2.1.4  Adam_Selene  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1    one week ago

No - I do not wish that on anyone.

Especially a death where your last words would be "I can't breathe".

Now I do heartily approve of greater social distancing from the President.

Moscow would be just about the right distance -  and perhaps his best option  - should he not be successful in November.

For one thing it would save him a lot on long distance midnight calls to Moscow.

Hummm Midnight- Night - Moscow - of course .

But even better this one .

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
2.1.5  Adam_Selene  replied to  Gsquared @2.1.3    one week ago

More likely "Godless Marxist Socialists".

Secular atheism  sounds like something in an I Spy game "I spy with my little eye..."

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.6  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Adam_Selene @2.1.4    one week ago

I don't wish that kind of horrible death on anyone.  I think you've got the appropriate solution Adam.  

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
2.1.7  Adam_Selene  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.6    one week ago

May God bless and keep President Trump ....

 
 
 
Tessylo
3  seeder  Tessylo    one week ago

I'm sure we're all very concerned about the 'president' contracting Co-Vid.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @3    one week ago

Trump has taken little if any self responsibility so why should I care if he comes down with it.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.1    one week ago

You have to care, Paula! You have TDS if you don't care!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    one week ago

Oh well lol.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4  seeder  Tessylo    one week ago

Kind of ironic, is that the right word?, that tRump doesn't give a shit about the US and the spread of Co-Vid, and now we should be concerned that precautions aren't being taken around the 'president'

 
 
 
Greg Jones
4.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @4    one week ago
that tRump doesn't give a shit about the US and the spread of Co-Vid,

I think he cares a lot more about this country and its citizens than he is given credit for. That's why the left fears and hates him so much.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1    one week ago

You think . . . . tRump cares about tRump . . . that is all.

 
 
 
devangelical
5  devangelical    one week ago
This president is 74 years old. He is at great risk of a tragic outcome should he acquire this

bfd

 
 
 
Greg Jones
5.1  Greg Jones  replied to  devangelical @5    one week ago

Why do you say that? Age is just one element of the equation;

 
 
 
devangelical
5.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Greg Jones @5.1    one week ago

I'm hoping it's combined with serious medical issues that weren't disclosed.

 
 
 
Gazoo
5.1.2  Gazoo  replied to  Greg Jones @5.1    one week ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
bugsy
5.1.3  bugsy  replied to  Gazoo @5.1.2    one week ago

Luckily, that hatred has spread to only the lowest number ideological group in the country.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.1.4  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Gazoo @5.1.2    one week ago

Yes, tRump supporters come to mind.  

 
 
 
Gsquared
5.1.5  Gsquared  replied to  Gazoo @5.1.2    one week ago

Some people are so full of hatred they’re just sick in the head.

Indeed.  See #10 below for proof...

 
 
 
Gazoo
5.1.6  Gazoo  replied to  Gsquared @5.1.5    one week ago

#10? No need, I see proof in this thread.

 
 
 
devangelical
5.1.7  devangelical  replied to  bugsy @5.1.3    one week ago
the lowest number ideological group in the country

who? those tea party dipshits?

 
 
 
bugsy
5.1.8  bugsy  replied to  devangelical @5.1.7    one week ago

No, the [ Deleted terrorists ]

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Tessylo
5.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @5    one week ago

No loss whatsoever!

 
 
 
Tessylo
6  seeder  Tessylo    one week ago

"White House Not Doing Enough To Protect Trump From Coronavirus, Medical Expert Warns"

I'm good with that . . . 

 
 
 
cjcold
6.1  cjcold  replied to  Tessylo @6    one week ago

Since death wishing is frowned upon around here I'll just say nothing.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
6.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Tessylo @6    one week ago
I'm good with that . . . 

That might be why the WH is not doing enough to protect Trump. Having to live with him on a daily basis might be reason enough.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7  seeder  Tessylo    one week ago

Dr Jonathan Reiner - isn't that the guy who was fawning all over tRump acing the MOCA?

person

woman

man

camera

tv

 
 
 
devangelical
7.1  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @7    one week ago

lucky for that moron trump they didn't ask him the names of his kids

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
7.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Tessylo @7    one week ago

Several comments regarding incest and personal comments that skated the line have been removed.  This line of discussion is closed.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.2.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  sandy-2021492 @7.2    one week ago

Thank you Sandy.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
7.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  sandy-2021492 @7.2    one week ago

Thank you sandy. There is a time and place for everything, but, this IS a public forum, viewed by non-member viewers, and decorum should rule for the sake of the reputation of this site, as well as its members. 

It should be remembered that NewsTalkers is not a porn site. And such comments are both disgusting and inappropriate.

And no....I'm not thin skinned. I just know better than to shit where I eat. And I don't want to eat where others shit either.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.2.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Raven Wing @7.2.2    one week ago

I missed the porn????  Well dang it.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
7.2.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.2.3    one week ago
I missed the porn???? 

I have seen a few memes posted that were fairly close to it. But, some here seem to think NT is an R-rated site with the kind of sick garbage they post for the public to see. 

However, most of them don't give a dang about NT, it's all about them anyway. And most of the time they do it deliberately to try and give the site a bad name. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

When it gets closer to November 3, when it looks like he's going to lose, he could try to get the virus in order to either hope for a sympathy vote, or to give an excuse for not winning.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8    one week ago

He better hope he doesn't contract it. I don't think it will go well for him if he does

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
8.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1    one week ago

Could you see him quarantining for two weeks?  He would blow up Twitter.  But I am betting he would play golf non stop.

 
 
 
bugsy
9  bugsy    one week ago

We all know that if Obama were president (thank God he no longer is), and conservatives said the same some of the loons of the left are saying here, there would be a frenzy of name calling, insults, death wishing the conservative and their family, and attempts to get the conservative banned from the site.

Thankfully, those of us on the right are far more intelligent to not do such stupidity.

No one can argue this, so don't even try.

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @9    one week ago

Nothing to argue about . . . you haven't said anything worth arguing . . . it's not true . . . . . . 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
9.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  bugsy @9    one week ago

This is going to be meta but just following the lead from your comment.

The conservatives are already bitching about the libs responses by accusing us of deep seated hatred and more.

 
 
 
bugsy
9.2.1  bugsy  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.2    one week ago
by accusing us of deep seated hatred and more.

Most liberals DO hate deep seated hatred....and more.

The one thing you hate the most is a man named Donald Trump, and the only reason libs can come up with for that hatred is that his name is not Hillary Clinton.

The last 3.5 years have been absolutely miserable to most on the left, even though their unemployment payments have gone up 600 a week.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
9.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  bugsy @9.2.1    one week ago
Most liberals DO hate deep seated hatred

You're right. We do HATE hate from people.

 
 
 
bugsy
9.2.3  bugsy  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.2.2    one week ago

jrSmiley_34_smiley_image.gif Then you must not be too fond of the left, then.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
9.3  FLYNAVY1  replied to  bugsy @9    one week ago

How many podcasts of the Rush Linbaugh show do you have time for bugsy.....?

 
 
 
bugsy
9.3.1  bugsy  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @9.3    one week ago
How many podcasts of the Rush Linbaugh show do you have time for bugsy.....?

Well you see Fly, I have a job...a full time job. Something I have had since I was 17, right before I joined the Navy for 20 years. I don't have time for Rush, blog or otherwise.
I'm not a liberal veteran wearing a Navy sweatshirt doing something stupid as approaching RIOT police as they are trying to disperse a RIOT.

 
 
 
Gsquared
10  Gsquared    one week ago

those of us on the right are far more intelligent to not do such stupidity

You've got to be joking.  The stupidity starts and ends with the lunatic reactionary right.

Lunatic reactionary preachers pray for Obama's death:  https://www.thedailybeast.com/praying-for-obamas-death

                                                                                         

 

Lunatic reactionary Senator prays for Obama's death:  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/david-perdue-obama/486587/

Obama Derangement Syndrome is rampant among reactionaries.

 
 
 
Tessylo
10.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Gsquared @10    one week ago

"Pastor Tells Donald Trump To Put 2 Billion Bullets "To Good Use" On Portland Protesters"

 
 
 
Gsquared
10.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Tessylo @10.1    one week ago

Yes.  The comment I posted about that lunatic:  "This guy is the poster boy for the pearl of wisdom that when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."  

He is not the only example...

 
 
 
Tessylo
10.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Gsquared @10.1.1    one week ago

You left out 'with a gun and lots of ammo'

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Tessylo @10.1    one week ago
"Pastor Tells Donald Trump To Put 2 Billion Bullets "To Good Use" On Portland Protesters"

And this is a guy that the 'Christians' choose to teach their children and think he speaks for God? Really? And 'Christians' are defending him?

Those who do defend him are merely CINO's, not real Christians. 

 
 
 
devangelical
10.1.4  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @10.1.3    one week ago

those born again cultists were never xtians in the first place...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @10.1.4    one week ago
those born again cultists were never xtians in the first place...

Well...I will not lump all born again people as CINO's. I am sure that, like many other people who were living in a very unhappy place in their life and found the happiness they were seeking in some form of religion. 

However, CINO's area whole 'nuther story. They usually use their 'religious devotion' to excuse many of their faults and ill treatment of others. They loudly talk the talk, but, really have no intention of walking the walk. 

Not only that, but, they are so stupid as to not see that they are totally obvious to most people. When they eagerly talk the talk, it is very easy to see that they are not as knowledgeable as they pretend to be, picking and choosing Bible verses they think will prove their religious devotion. And then when called on their obvious flubs they cry foul and make all kinds of threats of what God will do to their 'offender'.

They might be able to fool some of the people all of the time, and fool all of the people some of the time, but, they can't fool all of the people all of the time as they think they do.

And they just can't stand that. 

 
 
 
devangelical
10.1.6  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @10.1.5    one week ago

exactly. I should have stated fringe cultists, or what I call sunday morning xtians. the hypocrites that are scum of the earth for 6.5 days per week and think that showing up for a meeting with other cultists to sing a few songs and tossing a 5 spot in the collection plate absolves them of their past week of scumbag activities.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.1.7  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @10.1.6    one week ago
I should have stated fringe cultists,

Yes...and I agree with that. They think that putting a 5 spot in the money dish will exonerate and 'ave' them from their sins from all week long. 

Hey...if their God buys that what can I say. jrSmiley_74_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
10.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Gsquared @10    one week ago

Should a Christian preach hate?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Trout Giggles @10.2    one week ago
Should a Christian preach hate?

In some of the churches that I have attended when I was researching religions when I was young, I found that to happen fairly often, especially, in the Southern states. But, that is where I was raised so I didn't have a chance to research any churches in the Northern states.

One of the many reasons I am not associated with any organized religions. If the Preachers teach hate, and are supposed to do so in God's name, then I want nothing to do with them.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11  Trout Giggles    one week ago

We've been told that trmp gets tested regularly. Does that mean he gets that Q-tip shoved up his nose at least twice a week? That could explain a lot of the sniffing....

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @11    one week ago

I took the CV test (neg) and those Q tips are not something I hope to do again.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @11.1    one week ago

I heard it's very unpleasant

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @11.1.1    one week ago

I went into a sneezing fit.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @11.1.2    one week ago
I went into a sneezing fit.

That was the first thing I thought of when I saw them poking those long stemmed q-tips up people's noses. I know that is what I would wind up doing.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Trout Giggles @11    one week ago
That could explain a lot of the sniffing....

Dat could bes 'cause hims Tetty Baer gots deh Birus, and hims can't be helded wite nows.

 
 
 
Tessylo
11.2.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Raven Wing @11.2    one week ago

I heard it was an adderall addiction, how else could he 'work so hard' with such long hours at being 'president'?

 
 
 
Tessylo
12  seeder  Tessylo    one week ago

https://www.yahoo.com/news/louie-gohmert-refused-wear-mask-140953530.html

Politico

Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear a mask, tests positive for coronavirus

 
 
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