US President Donald Trump returned to the White House local time on Monday evening, where he immediately took off his mouth mask. Earlier on Monday, the 74-year-old president, who had been in the Walter Reed military hospital in Bethesda since Friday after testing positive for the corona virus, via Twitter know how to feel “very good”.
Trump not yet out of danger
Trump, wearing a face mask, walked out of the hospital toward a car that drove him to the Marine One presidential helicopter. Before getting into the car, he gave a thumbs up to the bystanders. Once arrived at the White House, Trump immediately took off his face mask.
“Don’t be afraid of COVID-19,” the US president tweeted earlier. “Don’t let it dominate your life. We’ve developed good medicine and knowledge under the Trump Administration. I feel better than I did 20 years ago.”
Since the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, more than 200,000 people in the country have died from the effects of the virus. Trump received experimental treatment with the Ebola drug remdesivir and a cocktail of synthetic antibodies, a treatment that other Americans have not received.
Trump said in a video message on Sunday that he had learned a lot about the virus. “It was an interesting time.” Then he got into a car to wave to supporters who had gathered at the hospital.
Although the president has not yet fully recovered, doctors say he meets all the criteria to be allowed to leave the hospital.
According to Sean Conley, the president’s personal physician, Trump’s situation has improved to the point where it is safe to leave the hospital. For example, the president has not had a fever for 72 hours and the oxygen levels in his blood are normal. Conley also said Trump is not yet out of danger, but he will continue to receive medical care in the White House as well.
Before Trump returns to the White House on Monday evening, he will receive another dose of remdesevir. He will receive his fifth and provisionally last dose on Tuesday afternoon. For the time being, the president will still be administered the steroid dexamethasone, which should maintain the oxygen levels in his blood.
Conley says the doctors were in “unexplored territory” because Trump was administered drugs that are normally administered later in the clinical picture. For example, the anti-inflammatory dexamethasone is most commonly used in severe cases of COVID-19.
The doctors declined to answer press inquiries about how the virus affected Trump’s lungs and when Trump was last tested negative for the virus.
Trump was able to continue to do his job in the hospital because the building is set up accordingly. Vice President Mike Pence took over a meeting on Trump’s hospitalization day and said he would play a more prominent role in the election campaign.