There are the official numbers and the estimates which run 10 times higher, Either way, millions or tens of millions of Americans have had the virus.
For those who show symptoms, it’s not a fun experience. But it varies wildly.
A positive test is not in and of itself a big deal. President Trump and the First Lady are reportedly showing mild symptoms. None of that changes the election or the structure of government. It will lead to a great deal of hollow scolding and theatrics in which the media will blame Trump for not wearing a mask or for campaigning.
Except that we already know how he got it, and it wasn’t from campaigning. It was from a staffer.
The basic reality is that being President of the United States is one of the more “essential” jobs (to use the noxious coronavirus era term) out there. And “essential” workers, including cops and doctors and military personnel, are more likely to get it.
So are presidential staffers.
There was always a high risk of whoever is in the White House getting whatever virus is going around. Unlike Biden, the actual POTUS can’t squat in a basement. Even aside from the election, he’s got to do his job.
Even if the media keeps wishing he won’t.