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 focus of May 2021 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #6 is looking at whether bias play a positive or negative role in the pursuit of knowledge. Consider some links to this RLE:

  • The very strong opinions on Trump’s behavior (both pro and con) and how solidified those opinions are.
  • How different media outlets portray Trump’s behavior through the use of language, images, etc
  • The role bias plays in the people’s reaction to Covid-19, wearing masks, etc
  • The positive and negative role that bias can play in a global pandemic