The US president is currently receiving an experimental cocktail of antibodies but remains “fatigued,” according to his doctor.
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, was hospitalized this Friday after being diagnosed positive for coronavirus and will remain boarding school “for the next few days”, as reported by a White House spokesman.
“Following the recommendation of his hospital and the experts, the president will work from the presidential offices “of the military hospital from Walter Reed “for the next several days,” said spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany.
Trump arrived at the military hospital at 6:30 p.m. Washington time (7:30 p.m. in Argentina), after a few-minute helicopter ride from the White House.
The president walked without problems towards the aircraft and got off in the same way. “I want to thank everyone for the tremendous support“Trump thanked him in a video he posted on his Twitter account before leaving for the hospital.
Minutes before the move, his son Eric asked his followers on Twitter to pray for his father, whom he considered “a true warrior.”
“You will fight this with the same strength and conviction that you fight for America every day. I ask that you join me in praying for their recovery. I have never been more proud of someone and what they have endured.” , wrote.
Trump received a dose of eight grams of the experimental antibody cocktail from the pharmaceutical company Regeneron on Friday and continues “tired but in good spirits” hours after testing positive for coronavirus.
In a statement, the president’s doctor at the White House, Sean Conley, explained that the president was given this treatment as “precautionary measure“.
Specifically, Trump was given “a single eight-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail and he completed the intravenous infusion without incident,” Conley explained.
In addition, the president has been taking “zinc, vitamin D, famotidine” -a medicine to treat ulcers or gastric reflux-, melatonin (a hormone to treat sleep disorders) and a daily aspirin, the doctor said.
“This afternoon, the president is still tired but in good spirits. A team of experts is evaluating him, and together we will make recommendations to the president and the first lady on the best next steps” in his treatment, added Conley.
Melania Trump, who also tested positive, “is still doing well, with just a slight cough and headache, and the rest of the (Trump) family is fine and today they tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, “the doctor concluded.
The Regeneron drug that Trump received, known as REGN-COV2, is part of an advanced phase clinical trial that has been carried out since July in the US, Brazil, Mexico and Chile, to verify its effectiveness in the treatment of hospitalized patients and not hospitalized with COVID-19.
The 74-year-old president meets several of the risk factors to develop more severe symptoms of COVID-19, due to its age, gender, and obesity.
Trump has been a vehement advocate for experimental treatments for COVID-19, receiving doses of hydroxychloroquine for two weeks in May aimed at preventing the disease, despite no scientific proof that that works.
In April, the president sparked controversy by suggesting at a White House press conference that ultraviolet light and disinfectant injections could be an effective treatment for the coronavirus, leading to an increase in poisoned people in the US. From exposure to chemicals.