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President Donald Trump begins coronavirus recovery; physician says he is 'doing very well'

3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago Saturday, October 03 2020 Oct 3, 2020 October 03, 2020 10:49 AM October 03, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

On Saturday October 3, President Trump medical staff at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C., gave an update on the status of the president after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

"Thursday he had a mild cough, nasal congestion, and some fatigue, all of which are improving". According to Doctor Sean Conley. 

President Donald Trump is not requiring any supplemental oxygen in his COVID-19 recovery, though he has completed his first dose of Remdesivir, the president's physician announced today.

The antiviral drug is said to stop the virus from replicating inside of the body and significantly decreases the time patients spend in the hospital, according to researchers.

“This is the first drug that’s been proven to work for this disease in a rigorously conducted clinical trial. So it’s very exciting,” Doctor Hollis O’Neal, the Medical Director of Research at OLOL said.

Our Lady of the Lake Hospital agreed to be part of Gilead Science's expanded access program and began enrolling critically ill patients on Monday, May 4.

One of the lead members on the Trump administration's White House Coronavirus Task Force, Dr. Anthony Fauci, spoke highly of the treatment back in April.

"The data shows that Remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery. This is really important," Dr. Fauci said.

Overall the doctors at Walter Reed Hospital didn't give many specifics about the how or when the president got the virus, but they did mentioned that he is "slightly overweight, but healthy".

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