Trump seemed to defy the laws of science and disease. Then, the coronavirus caught up with him.

On the campaign trail, Trump’s sons Donald Jr. and Eric have spoken to packed audiences in indoor venues. And the Trump campaign violated state regulations limiting the size of gatherings in Nevada, earning a public rebuke from the governor after the president addressed thousands at an indoor event there last month.

They all took their cues from Trump himself, who has rarely worn masks, sometimes mocked those who did and disputed the advice from his own government’s experts.

While the nation suffered through an unprecedented and fear-filled lockdown, there was a bubble at the top, where Trump’s actions seemed to flout the laws of disease, and to embolden — or coerce — those around him to try it, too.

Asked by The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward earlier this year if he was afraid of catching the virus, he said he wasn’t. “I don’t know why I’m not,” he said, according

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An ‘exhausted’ Trump’s long path to coronavirus

When President Donald Trump stepped into the dining room of his golf club in New Jersey on Thursday, high-dollar attendees gathered for a fundraiser there thought he seemed a little off.



a man wearing a suit and tie: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. - President Trump is in Cleveland, Ohio for the first of three presidential debates.


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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. – President Trump is in Cleveland, Ohio for the first of three presidential debates.

Subdued from a week of campaigning, maybe. Hoarse from a string of large rallies. Perhaps a little pale underneath the crystal chandeliers.

“Exhausted,” described one person who saw him.

Little could those guests know that the tired-sounding man sitting across the white brocade tablecloth would test positive, hours later, for coronavirus.

Nor were they aware that before he arrived, both Trump and his senior aides received information suggesting he could have been

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Here’s How Doctors Might Treat a COVID-19 Patient Who Is Experiencing ‘Mild Symptoms’

Donald and Melania Trump Test Positive for Coronavirus: ‘We Will Get Through This TOGETHER!’

PLUS: Melania Trump Speaks Out After Being Diagnosed with COVID-19: ‘Please Be Sure You Are Staying Safe’

One of the most difficult issues in fighting COVID-19 is that the virus can create a myriad of different reactions in people. Some people with the illness never show symptoms, while others deal with days of fevers and coughing. Still other, more severe cases of coronavirus can lead to respiratory failure and deadly blood clots. That makes treating COVID-19 complicated, and with no cure or vaccine, health care workers have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to identify the best course of treatment for each patient.

That’s the issue now facing President Donald Trump’s doctors, who will monitor the president’s reaction to COVID-19 after he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus. Trump is heading to Walter

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Public Health Officials Scramble To Contact Trace Trump : NPR

President Donald Trump throws hats to supporters after speaking at a campaign rally at Duluth International Airport on Wednesday in Duluth, Minn.

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Public health officials in the cities and states that President Trump visited in recent days are working to contact those who had been in close proximity to him, the first lady and others who traveled with him.

Since he’s tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials worry those who attended events with the president could have contracted the virus too.

Over the past two weeks, Trump attended events in the swing states of Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota, as well as a fundraiser in New Jersey and of course, the presidential

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Austin Public Health reports possible phone scam

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Public Health (APH) is sending out a warning after reports scammers are posing as employees and using a spoofed phone line.

The APH Environmental Health Services mainline, 512-978-0300, is being used. As of Friday, City teams are working to stop this person or group from using the number.

“As a reminder, APH employees will never ask for Social Security, Medicaid, insurance, immigration or financial information,” the department said on Friday. “There are instances when a member of the Austin Public Health Department will reach out via phone or email, but staff will properly identify themselves and provide contact information for additional questions. Staff will usually verify or confirm information that they already obtained from hospitals or labs instead of initially asking you to tell them that information.”

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San Ramon Regional Medical Center Puts Spotlight On Breast Health

Press release from San Ramon Regional Medical Center:

Oct. 2, 2020

San Ramon Regional Medical Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. Statistics indicate that one out of every eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. Mammograms are the most effective form of early detection.

For patients who have been putting off their medical needs due to fear of coming to the hospital, there is no need to delay care. San Ramon Regional Medical Center continues to care for all patients with healthcare needs not related to COVID-19 and that includes providing routine mammograms and screenings. It’s important that patients do not put off routine screenings as that can create problems down the road.

Every precaution is being taken, combining strong infection prevention processes, staff training, testing, and ample supply of personal protective equipment. San

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U.S. health secretary Azar defends vaccine process, tests negative for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Friday defended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of coronavirus vaccines under development and also said he had tested negative for COVID-19.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar attends a news conference about the latest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) developments, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Azar made his vaccine comments at a congressional hearing while wearing a mask. Earlier on Friday, he tweeted that he had tested negative for COVID-19 after protectively being screened following news of President Donald Trump’s positive test.

“Out of an abundance of caution I was tested for COVID-19 this morning and the result was negative,” Azar wrote on Twitter.

Azar said six drugmakers that are receiving U.S. government funding for COVID-19 vaccine development have begun

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The Latest: Trump’s Diagnosis Sparks Conspiracy Theories | World News

CHICAGO — News that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus sparked an explosion of rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories that littered social media feeds.

By Friday morning, nearly 30,000 Twitter users had retweeted a variety of conspiracy theories about the news, according to an analysis by VineSight, a tech company that tracks online misinformation.

The news is ripe for foreign and domestic internet instigators to exploit by pushing online disinformation about the two presidential candidates and opens the door for unwitting people to spread misinformation without realizing what they’re sharing is false, experts say.

Facebook said Friday that it immediately began monitoring misinformation around the president’s diagnosis and had started applying fact checks to some false posts.

Twitter, meanwhile, was monitoring an uptick in “copypasta” campaigns — which are attempts from numerous Twitter accounts to parrot the same phrase over and over

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Cell Therapy for Anthracycline Cardiomyopathy Safe, Feasible

In yet another trial of cell therapy for heart failure, this time in cancer survivors with anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy (AIC), administration of allogeneic bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (allo-MSCs) was shown to be safe and feasible.

The phase 1 SENECA trial was conducted at multiple sites under the auspices of the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN) and was published online September 30 in JACC CardioOncology.

“This is the first in-human clinical trial of cell therapy for patients with anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy, a very serious disease with a very grim prognosis which is actually worse than ischemic cardiomyopathy, and for which treatment options are very limited at the moment,” first author Roberto Bolli, MD, professor of medicine and director of the University of Louisville’s Institute of Molecular Cardiology in Louisville, Kentucky, told theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology.



Dr Roberto Bolli

“The study was successful in showing that the treatment is safe, we

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UK Physicians Call for Fresh Debate on Medically Assisted Dying

Medically assisted dying is illegal in the United Kingdom, but it continues to be debated. Now three physicians argue that it’s time for a fresh look at the issue.

Having previously not supported a change in the law, an eminent public health physician is questioning his previous stance, now that death is knocking on the door.

Paul Cosford, MBBS, emeritus medical director at Public Health England, says that incurable lung cancer has prompted him to reconsider his views on assisted dying.

“I am convinced that it is time to look at this again,” he writes in a personal essay in The BMJ, one of three on the same topic published together.

“A review that takes account of changing views across wider society seems timely,” he writes. “We need to set aside entrenched positions on each side of the debate and look openly at the problems faced by people at

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