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‘This is a Nightmare': Brown University Dean on Trump COVID Diagnosis

Dr. Ashish Jha is a physician, health policy researcher and global health advocate

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The dean of the Brown University School of Public Health said Friday that the news that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19 is "a nightmare."

"This is a nightmare," Dr. Ashish Jha said on Twitter. "COVID19 is a serious infection, especially for someone who is older like Mr. Trump."

"I can't believe he was infected," he added. "This is a total failure by WH team to protect the President."

Jha, a physician, health policy researcher and global health advocate, added his best wishes for a speedy recovery for President Trump and the first lady.

Jha joined Brown University last month, having previously led the Harvard Global Health Institute.

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