The US president announced this Friday that he was positive for coronavirus
Donald Trump entered the Walter Reed military hospital in Bethesda (Maryland) this Friday to treat the coronavirus that was detected on Thursday night. The attending physician, Sean P. Conley, says the president of the United States is “fatigued” but in good spirits, and is being medicated with a cocktail of polyclonal antibodies, an experimental treatment. White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said Trump will spend a few days at the hospital, located about 30 minutes from Washington, as a precaution.
At around 6:20 p.m. (Washington time), the president left the official residence on his own feet, dressed in a suit and tie, gave the press a thumbs-up, and got on the Marine One presidential helicopter that left the gardens of the White House to transfer the president to the medical center. At 74 years old, the New York tycoon is in the risk group for covid-19, and his weight, 110 kilograms, increases his vulnerability to the virus.
Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the president’s Twitter account published a brief message from him, recorded on video from the White House, in which he reassured about his condition. “I want to thank everyone for the incredible support. I’m going to Walter Reed Hospital. I think I’m fine, but we’re going to make sure things work out. The first lady is fine. Thank you very much, I will never forget it ”. it states.
All campaign events planned for the next few days have been suspended, some have been postponed and others will go virtual. The holding of the second debate with the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, which was scheduled for October 15, has also been on the air. Vice President Mike Pence will go ahead with the Republican campaign.
The US president is being treated with “an eight-gram dose of the Regeneron polyclonal antibody cocktail.” For her part, First Lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive Thursday night, has a mild cough and a headache.
“We will get out of this TOGETHER,” the president wrote late Thursday on Twitter after learning the result of the test conducted after Hope Hicks, one of his closest advisers, tested positive for coronavirus, as reported by Bloomberg News and later confirmed the president on the Fox network. The message of the news that has given a new turn to the already agitated reduction of time in the presidential race was the last published from the president’s account on Twitter.