TOM AND CURLEY

Tom & Curley: Though Trump is higher risk with COVID, he has the best care

Oct 2, 2020, 5:32 PM
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U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the White House for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump getting diagnosed with coronavirus has added yet another chaotic element to what has already been a chaotic year. KIRO Radio’s John Curley noticed that it has many people trying to gage his chances of survival, but survival rates are high, even at his age.

“So people are trying to do the old, ‘Let’s see, he’s close to obese. He’s 260-some pounds. He’s 6’3″, so that puts him in the body mass index’ — and so people trying to run the numbers on this thing,” Curley said. “But there’s a 96% chance he gets over it.”

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Curley also mentioned that he couldn’t help but notice that many people on the left on Twitter seem to be rooting for the president to not make it, but co-host Tom Tangney says we shouldn’t take anything on Twitter too seriously.

“I’m on the left, I don’t —  I wouldn’t take anything anybody says on social media seriously,” Tangney said. “It’s not a reflection of our best selves, and I don’t think it’s a reflection of our normal selves.”

“Nobody really knows how this particular virus is going to attack an individual,” he added. “We can only deal in big groups of people. I can’t even entertain that something really serious is going to happen to him, as seriously as like Boris Johnson. Even given the demographics, he is getting the absolute best kind of care ever.”

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Tom & Curley: Though Trump is higher risk with COVID, he has the best care