TRUMP-COVID-19 Cluster: Trump’s Campaign Manager Bill Stepien And Many Close Him Also Test Positive For COVID-19. Trump A Superspreader?
: More reports are emerging that not only has Trumps Election Campaign Manager Bill Stepien tested positive but many others close to him or interacted with him the past week have also tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
It must be noted that American President seldom wears any protective mask and that he was never seen in it especially the last two weeks adding to speculation that he could be the superspreader in new cluster case of infections.
Stepien who took over as head of Trump's reelection campaign in mid July, was experiencing mild symptoms and was tested positive for COVID-19. He is now in quarantine. His diagnosis comes at a critical time in the campaign that is just one month out from the presidential election.
Stepien was also at the Presidential Debate in Cleveland and has been in many close doors sessions with the President and numerous other aides in the last week. Many of these individuals are now being called back for urgent testing.
Reports of Stepien's diagnosis came as White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany posted an update from Trump's doctor Sean Conley about the president's health.
Trumps Gets Remdesivir Just As EU Regulatory Body Warns That It Causes Acute Kidney Injury
Copy of Dr Conleys Memo
Dr Conley wrote in a memo that Trump is "not requiring any supplemental oxygen" but has been given his first dose of Remdesivir therapy and "is resting comfortably."
Hilariously enough, just a few hours ago while Trump was getting his remdesivir shots, the EU regulatory board issued a statement warning that remdesivir is being associated with increase acute kidney injury and has ordered an urgent safety review of the drug. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-covid-19-drugs-remdesivir-approved-by-trumps-administration-causes-serious-kidney-problems-eu-regulators-starts-safety-review
The number of people in the Presidents Inner circle who are testing positive for COVID-19 are growing.
Head of the party, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, has also tested positive.
Former counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway, also announced Friday night that she tested positive for COVID-19. Although she no longer works at the White House, she attended a ce
remony at the Rose Garden last Saturday when the president formally nominated federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Thom Tillis of North Carolina, a republican senator who sits on the Judiciary Committee, also tested positive Friday night. Tillis, who faces a tough reelection race in a key battleground state, attended the Rose Garden event last Saturday, though his statement noted that he tested negative then. He also met with Barrett at the Capitol on Wednesday.
The number of people close to Trump who have tested positive is currently eight, though it's unclear how or when most of them contracted the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
These include Senior Trump aide Hope Hicks and Notre Dame University president John Jenkins have also tested positive. Jenkins, who works at the university where Barrett teaches as a law professor, attended her nomination event last weekend.
Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah announced he had contracted the virus. He also serves on the Judiciary Committee and said that he would quarantine for 10 days, which would end around the time of the first day of Barrett's confirmation hearings on Oct. 12.
Hundreds more are being tested and it is expected that by Monday the numbers could swell exponentially.
The growing number of cases complicates contract tracing efforts and upends the government and the upcoming elections, it also injects uncertainty into the expedited efforts to confirm Barrett before the Nov. 3 election. But earlier Friday, Republicans vowed to press forward with her confirmation even amid the new cases.
President Trump is currently hospitalized at Walter Reed medical center and has temporarily postponed in-person campaign events.
There are speculations that he might use the excuse of contracting COVID-19 to find ways to delay or postpone the elections that he trailing far behind.
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