While the nation watches and waits to see how President Donald Trump will fare as he’s treated for COVID-19, doctors say there are lessons the American people can learn from his infection in the midst of a pandemic that has so far killed more than 200,000 Americans and infected 7.3 million.

Key among them is that no one is invulnerable to a disease that doesn’t pick and choose whom to infect based on political affiliation or status.

“I remain eternally optimistic that this will be the week that more Americans recognize the severity of this epidemic and just how many more Americans might die this fall and winter, and begin to take greater responsibility for it,” said Dr. Theodore J. Iwashyna, director of health services research and an associate professor of internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Michigan.

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