Trump falsely claims coronavirus ‘affects virtually nobody’ young | AFP

US President Donald Trump incorrectly claims that the coronavirus isn’t a risk for young people under the age of 18. “Take your hat off to the young because they have a hell of an immune system,” he says at a campaign rally in Swanton, Ohio. “But it affects virtually nobody,” he says as he once again urges states to open schools.

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Trump supporters line up ahead of Swanton, Ohio rally | AFP

Hundreds of supporters stand in line and pass through security ahead of President Trump’s rally in Swanton, Ohio. The president has said he will announce his nominee for the empty Supreme Court seat by the end of this week, kickstarting a political fight set to upend the already nail-biting US election.

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