Now that President Donald Trump, as well as more than a dozen people in his orbit, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the past week, Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, said the White House is currently a “hot zone” for COVID-19. “The president is still in that period where he’s very infectious…and so he really needs to be in deep isolation, only people who are suited up and wearing full protection should be near him,” Jha said. Nevertheless, Trump left Walter Reed hospital where he was staying during his first days of treatment to briefly greet fans who were waiting for him outside, and then left Walter Reed after a few days and returned to the White House while still presumably contagious.
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