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

The basis of May 2021 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #3 is a look how labels can be used constructively to organize information but also how labels can be used in negative ways. Look at some connections with this RLE:

  • Different labels that could be applied to Trump’s behavior by different groups / individuals
  • How Trump’s doctor used labels to explain Trump’s medical condition
  • Different labels that could be applied to media reporting on Trump’s behavior