The medical team in charge of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, hospitalized for coronavirus, has reported this Sunday that could be discharged on monday from Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was admitted on Friday.
Dr. Brian Garibaldi explained that he was given a second dose of the antiviral remdesivir this Saturday and that “today feels good”. Trump himself had assured in a video recorded from the military hospital that he had not felt “very well” but that he was already “much better”.
“He has been up and walking. Our plan for today is for him to eat and drink and be out of bed,” Garibaldi said at a press conference. “If you continue to look and feel good today, we hope you can be discharged tomorrow and move to the White House to continue your treatment“, has added.
Trump’s personal doctor, Sean Conley, also participated in the event with the press, who stressed that the patient continues to “improve”, but, as in any disease, “there are ups and downs”. “During this illness, the president has suffered two episodes of temporary drop in oxygen saturation. We debated the reasons and if we had to intervene and the team decided, based on the progress of the initial diagnosis, the supply of dexamethasone,” he pointed out. Dexamethasone is a steroid, a type of drug that has shown relative efficacy in Covid-19 patients.
This Saturday the alarms went off about the magnate’s health status after he contradictory information was released in this regard. Shortly after his medical team reported that he was evolving “very well” from the coronavirus infection and that he did not need assisted breathing, White House sources assured that his situation is “very worrying.”
Finally, the US president released the video in which he commented that he was “much better” and the White House published a series of photographs where he was seen working from the office of the hospital center suite.