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The current president and Republican presidential nominee for the 2020 election, Donald Trump, has tested positive for COVID-19. His wife, Melania Trump, and advisor, Hope Hicks, have all tested positive as well. Based off of those who have tested positive within the White house and other political officials who have tested positive as well, the outbreak seems like it could have occurred when Donald Trump nominated Judge Barrett for the Supreme Court. As of right now, he is in the Walter Reed hospital. Although he has been given a new drug that supposedly could minimize symptoms of COVID-19, this has thrown a wrench into the workings of this year’s election. With only so many days left until the election, Donald Trump’s campaign events have currently been postponed or moved online. Another interesting way Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 test could affect the election is that he has made many remarks about the COVID-19 around how it is not as bad as people think (which most definitely isn’t the case), which could possibly lead to people voting for Trump to rethink their choice. He has also hosted events going against COVID-19 guidelines, refused to wear a mask, and tweeted blatantly incorrect facts about COVID-19. Other government officials have also been tested, or are currently being tested.
Thankfully, the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, and his vice president Kamala Harris have both tested negative. Joe Biden has even sent well wishes to Donald Trump from him and his wife, hoping for his swift recovery. They are continuing to campaign, as the election date of November 3rd draws closer.
COVID-19 has affected many lives around the world, and this just goes to show us that anyone can be impacted by it. In the Bay Area, COVID-19 has been especially harsh on the families we are working with. Since it’s no longer safe for children to go to school, learning has transitioned to online, preventing the children of homeless families from being able to attend school. We are working to provide devices to these families in order to ensure their children have access to education, and don’t fall behind. If you have any available devices, please consider donating them to us. If you would like to help but don’t have any devices, we hope that you make a monetary donation to our GoFundMe.