Trump-COVID-19 Updates: U.S. President Conditions Improving, Dr Garibaldi Says Trump Could Return To White House Monday!
: Trump’s doctors said on early Sunday that he "continued to improve" as he is being treated for COVID-19 at a military hospital near Washington, adding that he could be discharged as early as Monday.
Dr Brian Garibaldi
During an early Sunday briefing outside Walter Reed medical center, the doctors said that Trump's oxygen levels had briefly dropped only twice in recent days and that he is being treated with steroids, while continuing to provide an upbeat assessment of the 74-year-old's health and outlook.
White House physician, Dr Sean Conley said, "The president has continued to improve. As with any illness, there are frequent ups and downs over the course."
Dr Conley said Trump was flown to Walter Reed on Friday after a "rapid progression" of his illness, with his oxygen levels dropping worryingly low.
He received supplementary oxygen at the White House, where he had been running a high fever, before being admitted.(this was in direct contrast with the day before where the doctors denied that Trump had ever been on any supplemental oxygen therapy)
Dr Brian Garibaldi, another of Trump's doctors, said the president had been "up and around" and was feeling well.
Dr Garibaldi said, "Our plan for today is to have him eat and drink, be up out of bed as much as possible, to be mobile. If he continues to look and feel as well as he does today, our hope is that we can plan a discharge as earlier as tomorrow to the White House where he can continue his treatment course."
Despite the medical updates coming regularly, questions remain over how bad his fever became, when he last tested negative, the circumstances of his infection and the longer-term prognosis.
There was also inconsistency in some of these briefings as to when Trump had actually tested positive, his conditions and the medications and treatments that he is on.
Facing a tough election campaign against Democratic rival Joe Biden in its final month, Trump and his advisors have done their best to project a sense of continuity.
However many are questioning whether this ‘sudden COVID-19 infection’ was some kind of election ploy or a way to claim that COVID-19 is mild or whatever, considering what Trump is capable of anything from lying to downplaying issues to whatever possible to just retain his position.
Also with speculations going around that his own personal business is going downhill and should he loose the elections he might end up being bankrupt, there are rumors that that he could be making billions by indirectly endorsing and promoting Regeneron’s antibody therapy and even more when he gets it EUA approved. Even this had created concerns as to why the U.S. President was treated with a therapeutic that was not granted any EUA or approval status by
the U.S. FDA. It must be noted that Regeneron and even remdesivir was being promoted by a clandestine group that has been indirectly involved with influencing the health and COVID-19 policies of the white house. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/trump-covid-19-u-s-president-administered-regenerons-experimental-antibody-cocktail-that-is-promoted-by-tom-cahill-and-nick-ayers
It was also reported that the president has resumed making calls and tweeting from hospital. He posted a video Saturday from the business suite in the hospital, saying he was improving and would be "back soon."
On early Sunday, his deputy campaign manager Jason Miller told ABC he had spoken to Trump for a half-hour Saturday and that the president was "cracking jokes."
In addition, national security advisor Robert O'Brien told CBS news that any discussion of a potential transfer of power to Vice President Mike Pence as happened when other presidents underwent surgery or were sedated or undergoing any serious medical treatment was "not something that's on the table" for now.
The vice president has been close to some of those testing positive but says he has regularly tested negative. As Trump has had to freeze or rework his campaign, the vice president is continuing a busy schedule of appearances.
Still there is mounting controversy over the progression of the president's illness and whether he might have exposed dozens of others to COVID-19 even after a close aide tested positive.
Some are accusing him of being irresponsible and that he could end up being a super spreader because of lack of taking precautionary measures like wearing a mask etc.
Interestingly a timeline provided by Trump's advisors and doctors suggested he met more than 30 donors on Thursday in Bedminster, New Jersey even after learning that Hope Hicks had COVID-19 and just hours before he announced his own positive test.
Also there were more than 200 people at the fundraiser and a contact-tracing operation underway in New Jersey is looking at potentially thousands of people who may have been exposed.
Just as interesting is that all this came in a week when one poll taken in the two days after a bruising presidential debate with Biden but before news emerged of Trump's illness showed his approval rating hitting a low point for the year.
It was reported that the Wall Street Journal/NBC survey gave Biden a significant a 53-39 percent lead among registered voters.
The sudden news of Trump's hospitalization has drawn widespread sympathy but also fueled a sense among some that he was paying a price for months of consistently downplaying the severity of the pandemic.
Trump had mocked Biden's mask-wearing during their debate Tuesday, even as Trump family members in the audience violated rules requiring masks.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CBS, "You can't just say we need to do something but we're going to let the virus run free. Now it has even run free in the White House,"
Dozens of Trump supporters have gathered outside the hospital, many waving pro-Trump placards and banners. Many were white supremacist groups including the Proud Boys who were reportedly seen outside the hospital.
It is speculated that Trump is planning a civil unrest or civil war should he loose the elections and his trying to use the various white supremacists groups as his private army in order fro him to retain power.
At the same time during the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Saturday that Trump's condition had aides worried on Friday, but that he had since improved. He added that there was never a risk Trump would have to hand power to Pence.
Besides Hicks, numerous White House insiders and at least three Republican senators have tested positive, along with First Lady Melania Trump, who has not experience severe symptoms.
Healthcare experts and authorities have expressed alarm at the "White House cluster," which has been linked to the September 26 Rose Garden celebration of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court.
Despite calls by Democrats to have called for Barrett's Senate confirmation hearings to be postponed, Judiciary Committee chair Senator Lindsey Graham said they would go ahead.
It was reported that Biden, who has recently tested negative, has made Trump's frequent downplaying of the COVID-19 crisis and mixed messaging on mask-wearing a central campaign theme.
Biden said that with almost 210,000 coronavirus deaths in the US and Trump now laid low, the president has been unable to change the conversation ahead of the November 3 election.
Meanwhile, health experts are also concerned as COVID-19 cases are increasing in more than 20 states in the United States at the moment and with the cooler seasons already drawing in, many say that this is signaling of the worse things to come.
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