Given President Trump’s age and his pre-existing conditions, he’s going to be at increased risk after he tested positive for Covid-19. However, the odds are in his favor, CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said.
"The odds are very much in his favor. I don't want to unsettle people too much with this. You know, greater than 90% - 95% chance that he will get through this, still," he said on CNN's New Day.
Trump has several risk factors for more severe Covid-19 symptoms, including his age and body mass index. Men are also more likely to suffer severe illness from coronavirus than women.
Moving forward, the President needs to be in isolation "for probably up to two weeks," Gupta said.
Some context from Gupta: Isolation is different than quarantine. Isolation is for people who are infected with the virus. They've got to be isolated. All the people that he came in contact with, had close contact with — more than 15 minutes, within 6 feet — they need to be quarantined, not just tested. Tests can come back false negative. They need to be quarantined.
"We're talking about the highest levels of government. There's a lot of people [who] today will learn that they need to be in quarantine for possibly the next two weeks," he added.
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