Low risk??

Nothing hinky about this, not at all. Trump’s doctor says No Need For A Test, nosirree.

The president does not need to take a test to determine if he’s positive for coronavirus because two interactions he had with known patients were “low risk,” a White House doctor said in a memo released Friday.

That’s not a thing. Interactions with people known to have the virus are not “low risk.” That doctor must have a gun to his head.

Physician to the president, Sean P. Conley, argued that because Trump’s interaction was minimal, including a handshake, and because Wajngarten and another patient were not exhibiting symptoms at the time they socialized with the president, Trump’s unlikely to get the virus.

Funny because that’s absolutely not the advice they’re giving to all the rest of us.

“All interactions occurred before any symptom onset,” Conley wrote. “These interactions would be categorized as LOW risk for transmission per CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines, and as such, there is no indication for home quarantine at this time.”

I don’t think that’s true.

“Additionally, given the President himself is without symptoms, testing for COVID-19 is not currently indicated,” he wrote.

But people can be without symptoms for days before getting ill.

This is lying to us to help Trump lie to us, and it’s also undercutting all the government health advice we’ve been getting for the past couple of weeks. The CDC has not been telling us “Don’t worry if you’ve had contact with a person who tests positive for the virus, you’ll be fine, don’t do anything.”

The CDC has published reports recommending testing for those who have had “close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19” or have experienced “potential exposure through attendance at events or spending time in specific settings where COVID-19 cases have been reported.”

Like, for instance, Mar-a-Lago last weekend.

The White House physician detailed that Trump also shared a table last weekend at his resort with a person who later tested positive.

But hey, the table was 10 miles long and they were at opposite ends, right?

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