An official told the press. But the doctors who treat him affirm that the president is “fine.” Doubts and speculations.
The health status of US President Donald Trump is “very worrying” due to the contagion by coronavirus, according to a White House source informed the media that cover the information of the Presidency. And he warned that “the next 48 hours will be critical.”
“The vital signs of the last 24 hours have been very worrying and the next 48 hours will be critical for his condition. We are not yet on the road to a full recovery,” explained the official, who asked not to publish his name.
These statements radically contradict the medical team’s report that deals with Trump, who had appeared just a few minutes before to ensure that the president is evolving favorably. The only person in charge of the White House during the press conference of the medical team at Walter Reed National Military Hospital was the chief of staff, Mark Meadows.
Specifically, doctor Sean Conley gave the first official medical report since Friday, when Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. “The president is very well this morning, we are extremely happy with his progress,” the president’s doctor reported this Saturday.
The president’s medical adviser, Shaun Dooley, assured that Trump is receiving multidisciplinary medical care, “All the functions of his organs are correct and he has no problem breathing. He’s exceptionally upbeat, “he added.
Thus, Trump “has been fever-free for 24 hours and saturates 96 percent,” a diagnosis that invites “cautious optimism,” according to Conley, who He avoided giving a specific date for his return to the White House.
Conley said that in the last hours Trump “had a cough and fever, but never had difficulty breathing.” She thus rejected information published in the morning in the US media that pointed to the contrary.
At the press conference they have data conflicting with what was known so far, since Conley stated at one point that 72 hours had passed since the diagnosis, which places Trump’s positive on Wednesday and not on Friday, before his trip to Minnesota on Thursday to participate in a campaign event fundraising and an outdoor meeting.
Another member of the medical team, Brian Garibaldi, explained that the president underwent “about 48 hours ago” to an experimental antibody therapy, which places its start at noon on Thursday, also before a ceremony in New Jersey. He was thus referring to the Regeneron antibody treatment.
On the other hand, this Saturday he also learned that Donald Trump Jr., one of the tycoon’s sons, tested negative in the coronavirus test. “I give myself a few more days as a precaution, I will take the test again and if it returns negative I will return to work,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
The Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, sent a message this Saturday through social networks in which he insisted on the use of the mask. “The mask protects you. But it also protects those around you: your mother, your father, your children, your neighbors and your colleagues. Be a patriot, and do your part,” he said.
Source: DPA and EFE