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posted by takyon on Friday October 02 2020, @05:25AM   Printer-friendly
from the very-busy-contact-tracers dept.

[20201002_054327 UTC: Added c|net link and quote.--martyb]

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1311892190680014849

Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!

A report from c|net adds:

White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a memorandum late Thursday that the president and first lady were "both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence."

The announcement of the president and first lady's positive coronavirus test results came just hours after the revelation that top White House aide Hope Hicks had tested positive for the virus as well. The president indicated in an earlier tweet that he and the first lady had begun the quarantine process.

Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump tweets he and first lady Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19

Trump tests positive for COVID-19 after his adviser and confidant Hope Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus

c0lo adds: Dow futures plunge more than 500 points after Trump says he tested positive for coronavirus


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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by FatPhil on Friday October 02 2020, @08:39AM (5 children)

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Friday October 02 2020, @08:39AM (#1059789) Homepage
    Plus the fact that *4* submissions were made regarding that story (and there's been another couple of follow-on stories already subbed since) should be a clear indication that the members of the SN community that consider it worth subbing stories do consider this an important story (and it's clearly a "breaking" one by definition, thus warranting the fast track). AC should blame the community, not the eds.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:09PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:09PM (#1059987)

    I wouldn't really care except that perfectly fine submissions are rejected quite frequently, and someone catching COVID is hardly urgent news even if it is the president.