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Trump's Covid-19 infection a double-edged sword


That President Donald Trump has been hospitalised with Covid-19 has changed the conversation of the week to the pandemic, which continues to ravage the United States.

For him, that is a double-edged sword. Much as the President tries to blame China and play up his early ban on travellers from that country, the coronavirus is a sore point, a vulnerability.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 04, 2020, with the headline 'Trump's Covid-19 infection a double-edged sword'. Print Edition | Subscribe