Text extract from: “Trump Covid President downplays virus on leaving hospital.” BBC. 

“US President Donald Trump has made a dramatic return to the White House to continue his treatment for coronavirus after a three-night hospital stay.

The president removed his mask on the balcony of the White House, where several staff and aides have tested positive for the virus in recent days.

“Feeling really good!” Mr Trump tweeted earlier. “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”

The US has had 7.4 million cases of Covid-19 and 210,000 deaths. 

Questions remain over the seriousness of Mr Trump’s illness after a weekend of conflicting statements.” https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-54427390

May 2021 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #1 is centered on investigating whether or not accepting knowledge claims always involves an element of trust. Consider the following links in this RLE:

  • Whether or not trust plays a role in how people react to medical advice
  • Whether or not trust plays a role in how people react to Trump’s behaviour
  • The role trust plays (or doesn’t play) in the reception of media reporting on Trump