Donald Trump will remain hospitalized “for the next few days”, after his transfer by helicopter to the Walter Reed military medical center, hours after being diagnosed with Covid-19, as reported by the White House. According to the sources, the president of the United States presents a picture of low-grade fever (weak fever), nasal congestion and cough, and the transfer is carried out as a “precautionary measure.” In addition, he has been administered an experimental antibody cocktail, a dose of eight grams of a preparation from the pharmaceutical company Regeneron, according to his doctor Sean Conley in a statement.
“President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms and has been working all day. As a precaution and on the recommendation of his doctor and experts, the president will work from the presidential offices of Walter Reed (hospital) for the next few days,” The White House spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, has also indicated in a statement quoted by the EFE agency. According to other sources, the president insisted on walking on his own feet to ‘Marine One’, the presidential helicopter. The distance between the White House and the medical center is about 15 kilometers. The aircraft flew over the city for a few minutes and landed at around 0:30 a.m., Spanish peninsular time.
As part of his treatment, the 74-year-old president has been taking “zinc, vitamin D, famotidine” – a medicine to treat ulcers or gastric reflux -, melatonin (a hormone to treat sleep disorders) and a daily aspirin, the doctor said. Melania Trump, who has also tested positive, “is still fine, with only a mild cough and headache, and the rest of the (Trump) family is fine and today they tested negative for SARS-CoV-2,” she adds. the statement of his personal doctor, according to the EFE agency.
Trump has not tweeted since the early morning, when he announced that he had tested positive, and this Friday he let his vice president, Mike Pence, replace him in a telematic meeting with governors after his COVID-19 infection was confirmed, while his campaign announced the temporary suspension of their electoral acts, indicates this agency.
One month and one day from the elections
President Donald Trump announced early Friday that both he and the first lady have coronavirus. The announcement came a month and a day before the elections. What happens on November 3 will already be marked by the illness that personally affects the president and that has killed more than 200,000 people in the United States. In the worst case, if Trump suffered a more severe course of the disease, he could be out of the game for the rest of the campaign.
“This cannot be a partisan moment,” tweeted Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic rival in the upcoming election, “it has to be an American moment. We must unite as a nation.”
The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, has wished through his official profile on the social network Twitter a “prompt and full recovery” for Donald Trump. “Best wishes to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a speedy and full recovery from the coronavirus.”