President Trump was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the afternoon of October 2, where he will be monitored for the coming days.
According to White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany, this was done out of an abundance of caution and recommended by the President’s physicians and other medical experts.
An update from President @realDonaldTrump’s physician: pic.twitter.com/8xzB8FShkd
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 3, 2020
Dr. Sean P. Conley, the physician to the President, released a statement on Friday night that President Trump started Remdesivir therapy and has taken one dose of antiviral medicine. Dr. Conley added that the President is doing well and has not required any supplemental oxygen.
President Trump being treated with a drug cocktail for COVID-19.
The memo released by the President’s physician also included a statement saying that Trump has received a single 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail as a precautionary measure.
This statement was also confirmed by Regeneron and said that they provided the experimental antibody cocktail REGN-COV2 to the White House under a compassionate use request. According to the FDA, compassionate use requests allow a patient to receive a trial medical product when there are no other satisfactory alternative therapy options available.
Although this medication is undergoing clinical trials, the data showed that it reduced viral load and lessened the time needed to alleviate symptoms.
According to Regeneron’s press release this week, the data provided above is gathered from 275 non hospitalized patients who have undergone the clinical trial.
Together with this drug cocktail for Covid-19, Dr. Conley also said that President Trump is also taking zinc, famotidine, vitamin D, melatonin, and daily aspirin.
President Trump remains in good spirits.
The President appreciates the outpouring support for him and the first lady.
In a memo given by McEnany, she also said that the President remains in good spirits and that although he has exhibited mild symptoms, he has been working throughout the day. She added that President Trump would continue working from the Presidential offices at Walter Reed in the coming days.
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The memo also reads that a team of experts is evaluating the President. In their concerted efforts, they will be making recommendations to the President and the First Lady regarding their health concerns and for the next steps.
To add, the memo also said that the first lady, Melania Trump, is doing well with only a mild cough and headache. In connection to this statement made by the White House, the first lady also tweeted Friday morning that “I have mild symptoms but overall feeling good. I am looking forward to a speedy recovery.”
According to Dr. Conley, the rest of the first family is doing well, and all has tested negative for coronavirus.
Trump releases a video saying he is “doing very well.”
To thank the public for their support and give the people updates about his health condition, President Trump also tweeted a video of himself in the White House. In the video, he can be seen thanking the public for their outpouring support. He also offered a short explanation of why he needs to move to the Walter Reed Army Hospital temporarily.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
To quote the President said, “I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support. I’m going to Walter Reed Hospital. I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out” he also added that the first lady, Melania Trump is likewise “doing very well.”
This video was the President’s first tweet since he broke the news that he and the first lady both tested positive for coronavirus.
Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020
Also, since he was hospitalized, the President also posted his first tweet saying that he thinks he is going well. He again thanked everyone for all the support and love that he is receiving.