The president’s health matters. But we can only speculate because his doctor has hidden behind confidentiality laws to withhold negative information.

 At a minimum, there will be 3.5 months between when President Donald Trump first contracted coronavirus and when a president will be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021.  While this seems a brief time, the world is a dangerous place. President Trump’s health matters.   

What can the American public anticipate regarding his expected clinical course over this time period? The answer to this question is absolutely vital, since many survivors of severe COVID-19 pneumonia (which the president had) have experienced setbacks, hospital readmissions and prolonged intensive care stays requiring months of rehabilitation.

What we do know of the president’s current condition is informed by what has been shared voluntarily and bolstered by what’s