Trump leaves Walter Reed after coronavirus treatment – here’s what we know about his health so far


President Trump is back in the White House.

The commander-in-chief tweeted on Monday afternoon that he was leaving Walter Reed Medical Center just days after moving to hospital in Bethesda, Md. For a “further assessment” and out of “a lot of caution” after revealing that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

“I feel better than 20 years ago! he added, urging his supporters not to fear the coronavirus or “let it rule your life”.

Upon his return to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., he quickly sparked controversy by removing his mask, even though his doctor, Dr Sean Conley, said earlier today that the president was still contagious and “maybe wasn’t. not yet completely out of the woods. “Still, his clinical condition allowed for a ‘safe’ return home,” Trump’s medical team said.

Here’s what we know so far about his prognosis and treatment, as well as their impact on the federal government and the election.

The President’s medical treatment

The president moved from the White House to Walter Reed on Friday, the same day he and First Lady Melania Trump revealed they had tested positive for COVID-19.

He was being treated with the experimental neutralizing antibody cocktail from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., remdesivir from Gilead Sciences Inc. and the steroid dexamethasone. The latter is often used to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients. Trump has also received supplemental oxygen at least once, his doctor, Dr Sean Conley confirmed on Sunday. And the president takes zinc, vitamin D, an acid reducer, melatonin and aspirin.

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The president reassured the public about his prognosis

Trump told the American people that “I feel a lot better now” in a video statement from Walter Reed on Saturday night, and that the first lady was fine too.

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The president also briefly left Walter Reed on Sunday night to parade cars past his supporters, who had been lining up outside since his admission. Some doctors have expressed concern over the move, including Walter Reed’s attending physician James Phillips, who called it “madness” and “political theater.” Phillips tweeted: “Everyone in the vehicle during this completely unnecessary presidential drive-by must now be quarantined for 14 days.”

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His medical team told reporters on Monday afternoon that Trump had not recorded a fever for more than 72 hours and that his oxygen levels were normal. And once the president returns to the White House, Conley added that Trump will be “surrounded by world-class medical care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

Indeed, Dr Daniel McQuillen, chief medical officer at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Mass., Told MarketWatch that the president “isn’t really coming home from a medical point of view.” This is why his Walter Reed residence was a relatively quicker trip in and out of the hospital compared to other coronavirus patients.

Additionally, the president tweeted “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Do not let him dominate your life, “sparked heated exchanges on Twitter on Monday.

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There have been conflicting reports about the president’s health

Questions remain about the president’s state of health, as well as when he last tested negative for COVID-19 and when he first started treating the virus after his personal doctor made statements that conflict with what White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters.

This led Dr Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, to call for “radical transparency” on Trump’s illness. “As the president undergoes treatment for his emerging symptoms, the public should receive daily and honest updates on the president’s condition, not from White House staff but from his medical team,” Jha said in a statement.

Recent Rose Garden event is considered a possible super-spreader scenario

Dr Jha also tweeted that it is reasonable to assume that the President was infected between Saturday, September 26 – when he announced Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court candidate in the Rose Garden – and the following Monday, and that he could have been contagious as early as Tuesday, when he faced former Vice President Joe Biden in the first presidential debate. Biden has so far tested negative for the virus.

Trump’s chief of staff also warned Friday morning that all White House staff have been tested for COVID-19, and he expects that “as this virus continues to spread, other people to the White House will certainly have a positive test result ”.

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This Rose Garden event is considered a potential “super-broadcaster” event because several attendees including the President and First Lady, Trump Senior Advisor Hope Hicks, former White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway, Director of Trump campaign Bill Stephen and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have all tested positive for COVID-19. Attorney General William Barr, who was also in attendance at the Rose Garden event, will be quarantined as a precaution despite testing negative for the virus so far. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tested positive Monday morning.

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Additionally, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell overturned Senate votes for the next two weeks after three Republican senators tested positive for the virus. Confirmation hearings for Trump’s Supreme Court candidate Amy Coney Barrett were to continue, however.

What if Trump got too sick to become president?

Under the Constitution, Vice President Mike Pence would take the reins in the event Trump is unable to perform his duties for health reasons, and he would likely choose another Republican to become his own vice president. If something happened where Pence was unable to step in as Commander-in-Chief, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be next. Here’s a detailed look at the presidential line of succession.

What this means for the election

Much remains to be done, such as whether the two remaining presidential debates, October 15 and 22, will be canceled. They will most likely be affected in one way or another. There is speculation that it may not be in-person events. The “Saturday Night Live” parody of the first debate suggested that it may end up being the only presidential debate in this election.

The vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris was still on track to take place on Wednesday, October 7.

The president will put the campaign in person on hiatus while it is being quarantined, with its campaign manager Bill Stepien announcing last Friday that these are being moved to virtual events or are temporarily postponed. Trump tweeted a series of campaign slogans on Monday morning that urged his supporters to vote, including: “THE BIGGEST TAX REDUCTION EVER, AND ONE MORE TO COME.” VOTE! “And” THE HIGHEST ON THE STOCK MARKET. VOTE! “

Its “401 (K). VOTE!” The tweet sparked a lot of discussion on Twitter, as some users expressed unhappiness with the status of their 401 (k) plans in recent months.

Biden continued his campaign, although his team withdrew their attack announcements as the president transferred to Walter Reed on Friday. (The Trump campaign didn’t reciprocate.) Biden’s schedule still saw him travel to Florida on Monday for campaign events, including a town hall.

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How the financial markets reacted

As Trump’s diagnosis rocked the markets last Friday, Monday at noon, U.S. benchmarks were higher as investors watched the president’s response to treatments and reinvigorated stimulus talks in Washington.

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As of Monday afternoon, there were 7.4 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States, the highest in the world, and a death toll of 209,938 and more, according to the latest update / Johns Hopkins.

This is breaking news and will continue to be updated.

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