Donald Trump, infected with coronavirus earlier this month, flirted with the idea of surprising the whole planet by taking off his shirt upon leaving the hospital to display a T-shirt with the Superman logo, according Has published The New York Times This saturday.
Trump announced that he had been diagnosed with coronavirus on Friday, October 2. The following night he was transferred to Walter Reed Military Hospital and began receiving treatment with remdesivir, an antiviral drug that was initially developed for the Ebola virus disease. He also received an experimental cocktail of antibodies from the pharmaceutical giant Regeneron and was subsequently given dexamethasone, a corticosteroid that has also been used in hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients.
During the three days Trump was in the hospital, there were all kinds of theories and speculations about his prognosis. Apparently some advisers close to Trump said he looked “very tired, fatigued and having some trouble breathing.” according to the American chain CNN. Other sources pointed out that those rumors about the president’s delicate health were exaggerated.
Doubts about Trump’s health soared after the White House doctor, Sean Conley, gave different deadlines about the president’s infection process. At first Conley claimed that Trump’s health was improving after the first 72 hours, which meant that he would have been diagnosed on Wednesday, September 30. However, shortly after, he issued a statement explaining that he had “incorrectly” exposed the timeline of what happened.
At that time, Conley too evaded several important questions related to Trump’s diagnosis, including whether the president of the United States had needed oxygen to breathe.
Last Sunday Trump left the hospital for a few minutes to tour the vicinity of the center in the presidential SUV to greet his followers on the street. That trip was widely criticized for having endangered those around him in a confined and confined space, including Secret Service agents, for a photographic operation.
Trump left the hospital on Monday. He has since confirmed his intention to appear at various campaign rallies before the November 3 elections.
“Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life, you’re going to get over it,” Trump said in a video after leaving the hospital.
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Trump no longer represents a “transmission risk”
White House physician Sean Conley said in a statement released Saturday night that President Donald Trump “is no longer seen as a transmission risk to others”Although he has notoriously stated whether the president has tested negative for the coronavirus.
Instead, Conley has limited himself to saying that “the suite of advanced diagnostic tests obtained reveal that there is no longer evidence that the virus is actively reproducing.”
Conley has also pointed out that Trump has been “fever-free for more than 24 hours,” although Trump left Walter Reed Hospital five days ago, on October 5, leaving open the possibility that Trump had a fever in the intervening days. ever since he left the hospital and returned to the White House. The fever had not been communicated to the public in recent days.
Conley and the rest of Trump’s medical team have come under fire in recent weeks for their statements about Trump’s symptoms and health, as they have often omitted or misrepresented the information.