US President Donald Trump (74), infected with corona, is transferred as a precaution to the Walter Reed military hospital in Bethesda. Doctors recommended that. Trump can then get the right care right away, should the need arise. Earlier in the day, Trump reported on Twitter that he and his wife Melania have tested positive for the corona virus.
What treatment will Trump receive?
Trump will be working out of the hospital for the next few days, the White House spokeswoman said. According to the spokeswoman, Trump is being flown to hospital to be tested and out of an “excess of precaution.”
His doctor Sean Conley said in one earlier statement that the president has mild symptoms of the virus and is fatigued. The doctor adds that Trump is “cheerful” and that his wife Melania only suffers from a mild cough and headache.
However, the president would also have a mild fever since Friday morning, two sources say The New York Times who know about Trump’s condition. The sources say that this fits within the definition of ‘mild symptoms’.
Currently, the president is being preemptively administered a cocktail of synthetic antibodies from the US pharmaceutical company Regeneron, Trump’s doctor said. He also takes zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and asprine supplements.
Regeneron treatment is a so-called “cocktail” of one or more antibodies made in a lab. Research on this cocktail is currently in phase three, testing its safety on larger groups of people.
Scientists have called the treatment “promising,” said CNN. Last Tuesday, Regeneron reported the first results of a clinical trial, which would be positive. The company emphasized that it was a small group of only 275 people. They are also preliminary results, which have yet to be checked by colleagues according to the rigorous scientific peer review system.
Since the positive test of Trump, there has been feverish testing within the American political. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who was on stage with Trump last week, has been tested negative.
Biden would pull out all negative ads about Trump, one source says The New York Times. The decision would have been made before Trump was taken to hospital.