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It was the week the men in white coats finally came for Donald Trump.
Seven doctors in face masks emerged from Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington attempting to assure a skeptical world that its most famous patient was beating the coronavirus.
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As attention is focused on Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis, there is a sobering reminder that the virus still has a hold on large parts of the United States. Johns Hopkins University figures show Friday was the third consecutive day with more than 50,000 reported news cases of Covid-19 in the United States. The last time that happened was mid-August. More than 210,000 people have now died from the virus in the United States.