The President Has Coronavirus. What Happens If He Gets Sicker

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The President Has Coronavirus. What Happens If He Gets Sicker

News broke overnight that President Trump and the first lady tested positive for the coronavirus. The White House says they have mild symptoms.

Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, calls the diagnosis “a nightmare.”

NPR’s Rob Schmitz reports on reaction abroad.

John Fortier spoke to NPR about what could happen if the president gets sicker. Fortier is the former executive director of the Continuity of Government Commission, a group set up in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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