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.