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By iwano@_84

Trump’s age, immune system and underlying health problems will chart his battle against covid-19

Trump, famously opposed to the medical guidance that Americans wear masks in most circumstances, may have left himself vulnerable with that behavior to receiving a heavy dose of the coronavirus. Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, has killed at least 207,000 people and infected more than 7.2 million in the United States, according to a Washington Post analysis.

People with underlying health problems also tend to have poorer outcomes. The 74-year-old president weighs 244 pounds, a total that makes him slightly obese at 6 feet 3 inches tall, according to information released by the White House after Trump’s physical exam in June. He takes a statin for high cholesterol and his blood pressure is somewhat elevated.

“This is a reminder that covid-19 is an ongoing threat to our country and can happen to anyone,” said Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the Obama

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