As we reported Friday morning, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, were infected with the crown virus, and the president has since been hospitalized. According to initial information, this was done only as a precaution, but his doctor recently announced that President Trump
In practice, this means that the treatment he receives is not registered, not even with the now increasingly common accelerated procedure. White House physician Sean Conley said the president had received a single dose of a regeneron-produced polyclonal antibody cocktail called REGN-COV2, which did not cause any unexpected complications.
The manufacturer said just Tuesday that the test drug was able to reduce the amount of virus that could be detected in a patient and also shorten the time it took for symptoms to improve. The drug has been studied in patients who do not otherwise require hospital treatment and therefore have a relatively milder course. Because of this, and because the drug has not yet been registered by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration, several prominent medical experts have voiced confusion.
According to Jeremy Faust, a doctor at Harvigh University Teaching Hospital, which is very well known, the president’s doctors either did not read the drug’s instructions and medical literature, or
that is, they are willing to give him anything that is expected to improve. Donald Trump also receives vitamin D, Aspirin, Zinc, Famotidine (a stomach acid lowering agent) and Melatonin, according to the president’s doctor. The president’s long-known cholesterol-lowering agent was not mentioned by Dr. Conley, although there is evidence in the latest literature that taking it may be beneficial to Covid, albeit in an unknown way.
A study of 9,000 patients found that patients taking the so-called statin-type cholesterol-lowering drug had a significantly lower incidence of fatal or severe coronavirus infection than those in the control group. In light of this, it would be strange if Donald Trump had stopped taking it right now. As for the president’s condition, his doctor said that
while the First Lady complained of coughs and headaches. According to the AP news agency, wearing a mask in the White House is still not mandatory (!)