Some of Trump's vital signs very concerning as he battles Covid-19
Trump has been fever-free for 24 hours.
President Donald Trump's doctor on Saturday painted a rosy picture of the president's health as he remains hospitalized for coronavirus treatment. But that assessment was immediately contradicted by a person familiar with Trump's condition, who said the situation had been very concerning.
Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are AMAZING!!!Tremendous progress has been made over the last 6 months in fighting this PLAGUE. With their help, I am feeling well!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020
Even the sunnier briefing by Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley and other doctors at Walter Reed Medical Center raised more questions than it answered, including about whether the president has ever required supplemental oxygen and exactly when he fell ill
According to a person familiar with Trump's condition, some of Trump's vital signs over the past 24 hours were "very concerning." The person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care.
Conley had said Trump has been fever-free for 24 hours as he updated the nation on the president's condition from Walter Reed Saturday afternoon. Trump was admitted Friday after testing positive for the coronavirus and has been undergoing treatment.
While Conley said the president is not currently on oxygen, he refused to say whether the president had ever been on oxygen, despite repeated questioning.
"Thursday no oxygen. None at this moment. And yesterday with the team, while we were all here, he was not on oxygen," he said. He said that Trump's symptoms, including a cough and nasal congestion "are now resolving and improving."
"He's in exceptionally good spirits," said another doctor, Sean Dooley.
The administration has consistently been less than transparent about the president's health as the virus spread inside the White House. Aides had declined to share basic health information about the president, including a full accounting of his symptoms, what tests he's undertaken and the results. The first word that a close aide to Trump had been infected came from the media, not the White House.
In a memo released shortly before midnight, Conley did report that Trump had been treated at the hospital with remdesivir, an antiviral medication, after taking another experimental drug at the White House. He added that Trump is "doing very well" and is "not requiring any supplemental oxygen."
The White House said Trump was expected to stay at the hospital for "a few days" out of an abundance of caution and that he would continue to work from the hospital's presidential suite, which is equipped to allow him to keep up his official duties. In addition to accessibility to tests and equipment, the decision was made, at least in part, with the understanding that moving him later, if he took a turn for the worse, could send a worrying signal.
Further testing showed that the material could be hand-washed at... READ MORE
Tests also established stability at room temperature for up to 24... READ MORE
The decision will help nurseries improve their business after the... READ MORE
The finding has implications for detection of coronavirus by RT-PCR. READ MORE
Announced the discovery of 2 billion barrels of conventional oil... READ MORE
Pfizer expects to have enough doses to protect 25 million people by... READ MORE
The Sharjah Ruler also directed the authorities to add parking lots... READ MORE
Rising virus infection in the US amid hopes of more stimulus is... READ MORE