A couple of observations from twitter:
"A reminder to all Americans that the net effect of our [UK] prime minister catching COVID-19 was that it prompted a surge of patriotic support. From which he emerged with renewed popularity. Which enabled him to tear up key functions of the state"
"It also silenced press & parliament at key moment in crisis from asking critical questions. And when it was announced he was moving to intensive care was moment of national shock. Everything about this is rocket fuel for ‘patriotism'"
I think this is pretty astute. If he can fight off the 'China Plague' Trump's team will use this to his advantage.