Almost a month until Election Day, most polls show former-VP Joe Biden with a comfortable lead in national polls and a strong lead in many of the battleground states. The upcoming weeks were key for President Trump’s campaign and now it seems he will have to pause in-house rallies and fundraising events. In addition to President Trump testing positive for COVID, the First Lady, Melania Trump, Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of RNC, Hope Hicks, a senior trusted adviser and Senator Mike Lee have tested positive.
This is the most serious situation a US president has faced in decades. The President’s illness will closely be watched as his symptoms have gone from initially mild to having a fever and to a trip to Walter Reed Hospital. He joins a list of world leaders who have contracted the virus. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, was much younger at 56 and eventually was hospitalized, while Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro had mild symptoms and Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, who was admitted to a hospital but did return to work a few weeks later.