US President Donald Trump has said he intends to quickly complete treatment for COVID-19 and return to full-time work. “When I came here, I didn’t feel very well. Now I’m much better,” he said in a video message posted on his Twitter. Trump is currently undergoing treatment at the Walter Reed military hospital, Interfax reports.
“I need to go back because we still need to make America great again. We have achieved a lot in this direction, but there is still much to be done,” the US President said.
Doctors work hard to make Trump get better as soon as possible, he is sure. “I think I’ll be back soon,” he added, stressing that he expects to end the election campaign with shock.
Trump also thanked world leaders for their words of support and, in general, everyone who wished him a quick recovery. “I wanted to tell you that I am starting to feel good … Let’s see how the situation will develop in the next couple of days,” he summed up. In the video, Trump is sitting at a table in a jacket, white shirt and no tie. The video has gained millions of views in a short time.
A few hours ago, the White House reported a sharp drop in Trump’s blood oxygen levels. “Yesterday morning we were really worried about this. He had a high fever and the oxygen level in his blood dropped dramatically,” said White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Now Trump’s body temperature has returned to normal, the level of oxygen saturation has stabilized.
The US President is being treated with the antiviral drug Remdesivir. Trump also took a dose of an experimental antibody-based serum manufactured by US-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. He was injected with 8 grams of a cocktail of polyclonal antibodies, everything went “without incident.” In addition, Trump takes zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin, and daily aspirin.
According to President Sean Conley, the President’s physician, the President is tired but in “good spirits.” He does not need additional oxygen, he “recovers very well.”
The President of the United States explained that he was offered to undergo a course of treatment in quarantine in the White House, but this option did not suit him, since he considers more aggressive and faster treatment more correct, which can give him the opportunity to quickly return to business.
Recall that the discovery of the coronavirus in the US President became known on October 2. On October 3, he was rushed from the White House to the Walter Reed Military Hospital in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, White House spokeswoman Kylie McEnani said. He has been given a separate ward in which he will work.
In recent days, the coronavirus has also been detected in the aide to President Hope Hicks, former Trump adviser Kellianne Conway, three Republican senators, chairman of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel, campaign manager for White House head William Stepin, three journalists from the White House press pool. Trump’s personal assistant Nick Luna.
All upcoming campaign events with Trump’s participation have been canceled or will be held online. How the second and third televised debates between Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will be held is still unknown. They are scheduled for October 15 in Miami, Florida and October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.
According to Reuters and AP, Biden’s headquarters decided to temporarily abandon criticism of Trump in connection with his illness. CNN previously reported that the Democrat’s headquarters planned to run commercials in 15 states criticizing the U.S. president’s response to the coronavirus. Trump’s staff does not intend to reciprocate.
The infections of Trump and his wife will be included in the statistics of the state of Florida, not Washington, since Florida is their permanent place of residence. The Metropolitan District of Columbia includes only its residents in the coronavirus statistics, explained in the press office of Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser.
A number of world leaders wished Trump a speedy recovery, including Chairman of the DPRK State Council Kim Jong-un, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is often called “Brazilian Trump”, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Russian President Vladimir Putin.