US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he was now “immune” to covid-19, the day after his doctor said there was no longer a risk of transmitting the virus.
“It looks like I’m immune, for, I don’t know, maybe for a long time, maybe for a little while, maybe for a lifetime. No one really knows, but I’m immune,” he said in a telephone interview with Fox News.
“Now they have a president who has immunity [ao vírus], you don’t need to hide in the basement like your opponent “, he added, in an allusion to the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden.
The question of immunity to covid-19 is still surrounded by uncertainties, the degree of protection of the antibodies is not known, nor the duration of this immunity.
In statements to Fox News, Trump also hinted that Biden may be ill.
“If you look at Joe, he coughed a lot yesterday, then he grabbed the (protective) mask, then he coughed,” he said.
“I don’t know what that means, but the press didn’t say much about the case,” he added.
Joe Biden’s team has been releasing the results of its tests to the covid-19 every day, which have been negative so far.
As for Trump, there has been greater opacity, with his medical team persistently refusing to say when he had the last negative test, which has fueled the suspicion that he had not been tested for some time before the October 1 positive result.