Trump on the Road to Recovery Amidst Rising Questions
Questions arise on the exact date of diagnosis and the President's health as news of his improved health emerged. President Trump is being treated with an experimental antibody drug Regeneron.
After being tested positive for the corona virus, President Donald Trump has shown improvement since he was admitted at the Walter Reed Medical Center where he was getting treated for the novel virus.
The President’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, has expressed his satisfaction at Trump’s recovery. According to Dr. Conley, “(On) Thursday he had a mild cough and some nasal congestion and fatigue. All of which are now resolving and improving.”
However, the reports coming in through the White House tell a different story regarding Trump’s health. A source from inside the White House has expressed his concerns: “The president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 24 hours will be critical in terms of his care.” The path to the President’s recovery is still not clear.
President Trump has also been reported to not use supplemental oxygen, and has no difficulty in breathing normally. However, contradicting information also emerged that Trump faced some breathing difficulties on Friday and had received supplemental oxygen before being admitted to Walter Reed, where he is currently under treatment, as per New York Times.
The update on the President’s health also raised questions about the exact date of his diagnosis. According to Dr. Conley’s statement on Saturday, Trump has been diagnosed for 72 hours, which suggests that it was made before the official announcement of the President’s positive Corona test. The White House clarified the confusion by stating that there has been a mix-up of dates, and that Dr. Conley meant to say the third day and not 72 hours.
Dr. Conley did not give an exact date for the President to be discharged from the medical center. The first 72 hours are the most critical for a Corona positive patient, and the first seven to ten days will show how this illness progresses, said Dr. Conley.
Trump’s aide Hope Hicks also reported Corona positive on Thursday.
President Trump is being treated for the corona virus by an FDA-unapproved dose of Regeneron, an experimental antibody drug which works by stopping the disease in the body to reach its worst state through neutralizing viral particles. Dr. Conley said in his statement that they are giving all possible treatments to the President to make sure he swiftly returns to the White House.
Dr Brian Garibaldi, who is a part of the President’s care team at Walter Reed, reported that he is doing well, and is encouraged to be active and take part in things in order to quickly recover from the corona virus.