Donald Trump unwaveringly continues his election campaign. In front of tightly packed supporters, he talks about his corona disease. Meanwhile, rival Joe Biden accuses Trump of spreading false information.
After his corona infection, US President Donald Trump is spreading more misinformation about the virus than before in the eyes of his challenger Joe Biden. “I prayed for his recovery when he got Covid, and I was hoping that he would come out of it at least a little purified,” said Biden on Tuesday (local time) at a performance in Pembroke Pines, Florida. “But what did he do? He only intensified the misinformation he made before, making it worse.”
Trump announced his corona infection in early October. Less than two weeks later he is back on the campaign stage. “To everyone who is struggling to recover from the virus: I feel your pain because I felt your pain. And we will beat the virus together,” Trump said in front of crowded supporters during a performance in Johnstown, Pennsylvania , many of whom did not wear a mask despite the ongoing corona pandemic.
Trump: “You are now immune”
The 74-year-old asked the crowd who already had Corona and then said: “You are now immune.” Trump complained that he would not be allowed to be immune for life. “They hate to admit it because I had it.” It used to be said that after a Covid-19 illness there was lifelong immunity, Trump claimed.
Experts assume that people are probably immune after a corona infection. For how long and how absolutely protection exists is still unclear. The Robert Koch Institute, for example, writes: “At this point in time, it is still unclear how regular, robust and durable this immune status will be.”
After being released from the clinic, Trump called on Americans not to be afraid of the corona virus. Among other things, he had been treated with an antibody drug that is unlikely to be available to ordinary patients for a long time. According to many experts, the aggressive treatment – contrary to what the White House said – suggested a more serious illness.
Trump: I felt like Superman after Corona treatment
“One of the great things about being a president is that if you don’t feel one hundred percent, you have more doctors than you thought there were in the world,” Trump said on Tuesday. Looking at the antibody drug, he said he felt like “Superman” when he got it.
Trump and Biden will face each other in the November 3rd election. In national polls, which should be treated with caution because of the complicated electoral system, Biden is ahead of Trump. The incumbent, who after his Covid 19 illness presented himself to his supporters more vital than ever, approached his challenger personally as usual and presented Biden (77) as forgetful and disoriented. “Do you know what that does? It puts me down even more under pressure. Can you imagine losing to a guy like that? “
In several US states, voters can already vote now – by mail or in person. Harris County, Texas, where early personal voting first became possible on Tuesday, saw record traffic. Never before have more than 128,000 people cast their votes on a single day before the actual election day, according to a tweet from the responsible administration.