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The Patient-in-Chief Will Affect How Americans See Covid’s Risk

Trump and his staff have avoided some precautions taken by other Americans

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Kudlow Defends White House Covid Protocols as Trump Tests Positive

In medicine, there’s a saying: anecdote isn’t data. But what happens when the world’s most famous data point gets sick with Covid? 

President Donald Trump has for months publicly downplayed the risk from the virus, eschewing the use of masks himself, among his staff and at his rallies. That’s despite the fact that a prime vehicle for transmission is groups of people talking loudly in contained spaces — Washington in a nutshell.