President of the United States, Donald Trump

  • Online sportsbooks are now offering a prop bet on the result of President Trump’s second Coronavirus test.
  • The odds greatly favor a negative result (-975) over a positive one (+525).
  • Trump tested negative on his first Coronavirus test on March 14.
  • Trump and members of his staff may have been in indirect contact with infected persons since his last test, but the White House has begun taking better precautions recently.

WASHINGTON – Online sportsbooks are now offering odds on the result of President Donald Trump’s second Coronavirus test. Trump previously tested negative for the disease on March 14, but will likely be tested again in the near future.

The odds for President Trump’s COVID-19 test results are:

  • Trump tests positive for Coronavirus +525
  • Trump tests negative for Coronavirus -975

The betting odds greatly favor a negative result on the test, indicating a low likelihood that President Trump has actually contracted the disease. Although Trump and others in his cabinet have been in close contact with infected persons in the past, the White House has taken additional steps to protect its members.

This prop bet is one of a number of expanded political betting options that have emerged in recent weeks as global sports have largely shut down. Sportsbooks are offering other strange political prop bets as well.

Trump And COVID-19

There are now over 176,000 confirmed Coronavirus cases in the United States. Additionally, the actual infection count is likely much higher because the virus has an incubation period of five days on average, and many people experience either mild or no symptoms.

President Trump’s job brings him into contact with more people than most, but bookies still consider it unlikely that he has contracted the disease this early in its lifecycle.

The country will likely see its peak in Coronavirus cases in mid-April.

There are a few potential causes for concern. On March 20, 2020, a staff member for Vice President Mike Pence tested positive for the Coronavirus.

A spokeswoman for Pence’s office claimed that neither the President or Vice President had been in close contact with this person, but the disease is highly infectious and has a long incubation period.

White House officials have begun screening all people who come into close contact with Trump or Pence, closely monitoring their body temperature. This isn’t a foolproof way of preventing contact with an infected person, but it is a better security measure than none at all.

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