Trump has COVID-19. Now what?

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Donald Trump’s campaign rally was scheduled for today at the Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida. But following Trump’s announcement that he tested positive for COVID-19, workers are pulling down a sign at the rally location. October 2, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday night that he and Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Because the virus’ symptoms are so varied and unpredictable, the full implications of his diagnosis are unclear. At minimum, it pulls the president off the campaign trail with a month left before Election Day. But the reverberations could be much bigger, affecting national security, government functions, and the economy.