It is less than 24 hours that US President Trump has contracted the corona virus – now he has been taken to a military hospital. The White House speaks of a precautionary measure.
After his corona infection became known, US President Donald Trump arrived at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, north of Washington. He now writes on Twitter: “I’m fine, I think. Thank you all. Love !!!”
Because of his infection, Trump is being treated with the drug remdesivir. That came out Friday night from a letter from his personal physician Sean Conley a few hours after Trump was transferred to Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, north of Washington. Trump is doing “very well”, he doesn’t need an oxygen supply, his doctor wrote. He started therapy with remdesivir, took a first dose and rested.
Doctors don’t see Remdesivir, which was originally developed to treat Ebola, as a panacea for Covid-19 disease, but often as helpful. According to the manufacturer, the drug can significantly reduce the risk of death in a severe course of the corona disease Covid-19.
The presidential helicopter, Marine One, landed at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda on Friday evening (local time), after a few minutes flight from the White House. TV images showed him leaving the helicopter in a suit and with a face mask.
I think I’m fine! Thank you all LOVE !!!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020
According to the White House, the 74-year-old will work from the president’s office in the hospital for the next few days. It is purely a precautionary measure on the advice of the doctors.
Trump had recorded a short video message in the White House before his departure. “I think I’m doing really well,” he said in the 18-second video posted to Twitter on Friday. But to be on the safe side, he still goes to hospital. First Lady Melania is doing “very well”. Trump thanked him for the support he had received.
Trump’s doctor Sean Conley announced on Friday evening that the 74-year-old president and First Lady Melania Trump (50) had been tested positive for the corona virus. Trump wrote on Twitter shortly after midnight on Friday, “We will begin our quarantine and recovery immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER.”
Election campaign suspended
About a month before the US elections, the infection also forces Trump to suspend his personal campaign slogans. Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, announced on Friday that all previously announced campaign events involving the Republican would either be postponed or kept online. Trump challenger Joe Biden of the US Democrats is campaigning against it. The election will take place on November 3.
Trump had planned campaign appearances in the states of Florida, Wisconsin and Arizona on Saturday and over the next few days. Regardless of the coronavirus pandemic, he had campaigned in front of thousands of supporters in recent weeks, always appearing without a mask.