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Statement from Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies on President Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

October 2, 2020 –

“My thoughts are with the President, First Lady, their family and all those infected with and affected by this virus. This is a reminder that COVID-19 is an ongoing threat to our country and can happen to anyone.

This event demonstrates that we need a comprehensive approach to COVID-19. Testing does not replace safety measures including consistent mask use, physical distancing, and hand washing.

Learning more about when President Trump and others with whom he had contact last tested negative and first tested positive will help understand this outbreak and limit the risk of further spread.”