US President Donald Trump downplayed the coronavirus. Now he himself is ill. In addition to the controversial remdesivir, he takes other drugs. All information in the news blog.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have been infected with the corona virus. They are being treated at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda.
Trump is getting these drugs – in addition to remdesivir
For the next few days, Trump will work from the president’s office at the military hospital, the White House said. He had “mild symptoms,” but was cheerful and worked all day. The president has taken a first dose of remdesivir and is resting, the personal doctor said. He also takes zinc, vitamin D, the stomach medicine famotidine, the sleep hormone melatonin and aspirin. Trump had previously been dosed with an antibody cocktail – an experimental treatment. He showed signs of fatigue; there were no further details about his symptoms. How long Trump will be in the hospital is unclear. The White House spoke of a few days
American media also reported a fever on Friday. “This is serious,” an unnamed presidential adviser told CNN. The president is also having trouble breathing. The broadcaster also quoted a senior government official as saying Trump’s condition is okay at the moment. But there is concern in the White House that the situation could change quickly. At 74 years old and overweight, he is one of the coronary disease patients.
Trump’s head of the election campaign tested positive for Corona
A month before the US election, President Donald Trump’s campaign leader, Bill Stepien, also tested positive for the corona virus. The campaign team confirmed late Friday night in Politico magazine. Stepien was diagnosed Friday night and had mild flu-like symptoms. He keeps control of the campaign from his home office. Earlier in the day it was announced that the Republican party leader Ronna McDaniel had also contracted the virus. The positive test by Trump’s close adviser Hope Hicks on Thursday had resulted in numerous other tests in the president’s area.
Lots of infections after the event
Meanwhile, more and more infections are known from the Trump environment. In the days leading up to his positive corona test, Trump traveled extensively and stayed near dozens of people. In particular, the focus is on an event in the White House garden a week ago when Trump introduced conservative attorney Amy Coney Barrett as a candidate for the US Supreme Court vacancy. There, more than 100 people gathered in a small space, and photos and videos show that few wore masks or kept their distance. According to the television station CNN, the participants hugged or shook hands.
Corona tests have since been positive for at least six of those in attendance: in addition to Trump and his wife Melania, there are campaign manager Bill Stepien, former high-ranking Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, as well as Senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis and the president of the Catholic University of Notre Dame, John Jenkins. Refilling the judge’s mail still has to go according to plan.
Guessing Trump’s Condition: How Is He?
Donald Trump is in hospital – his condition has apparently deteriorated significantly on Friday. But the White House is silent on the president’s condition. Read more about it here.
Macron wishes Trumps the best of luck
French head of state Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte have wished corona-infected US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who was also infected, a speedy recovery. “Stay strong and keep going!” (for example, “Stay strong and don’t let yourself down!”) Macron wrote by hand on Friday on a card addressed to “Dear Donald” and featured on Facebook. According to Elysée Palace circles, “Première Dame” Brigitte Macron sent an extra message to the US First Lady – with “warmest wishes” for a speedy recovery.
Trump doesn’t need oxygen
US President Donald Trump does not require supplemental oxygen for his hospital treatment. That is what a doctor in the White House announced. Trump has started taking the Covid-19 drug Remdesivir from the American company Gilead Sciences.
Former Trump advisor Conway tested positive
Former advisor and campaign manager to US President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, has tested positive for the corona virus. She is in quarantine and has only mild symptoms, Conway announced in a tweet. She resigned in late August for private reasons to focus on her family. Conway was one of Trump’s most loyal companions.
In Washington: Kellyanne Conway, then an adviser to US President Trump, speaks to reporters. The former high-ranking adviser to US President Donald Trump has contracted the corona virus. (Source: Andrew Harnik / AP / dpa)
Another US Republican Senator tests positive
In the United States, another Republican senator tested positive for the coronavirus. Thom Tillis, who represents the state of North Carolina in the United States Senate, announced his infection. His positive coronavirus test could delay filling the vacancy in the US Supreme Court. Like Corona-infected Republican Mike Lee, Tillis is a member of the Senate Legal Committee.
Trump threw hats into the crowd during the campaign event
Before the US president tested positive for the coronavirus, he participated in a few election campaign events. As “The Sun” reports and shows in a video on Twitter, he threw one of these hats into the crowd.
White House reporters tested positive
Three White House reporters have tested positive for the coronavirus, the New York Post reports. All three had been at the White House in the past week. As a precaution, other journalists are in quarantine.
Government agency not transferred to vice
Despite his admission to a military hospital for his corona infection, US President Donald Trump has not handed over a power of attorney to his Vice President Mike Pence. The US presidential office has announced.
The EU Medicines Agency is investigating possible kidney damage from Remdesivir
According to its own information, the EU medicines authority EMA is investigating reports of possible kidney damage from taking the corona drug Remdesivir. Read more about it here.
Barack and Michelle Obama wish Trump good wishes
Former US President Barack Obama has sent well wishes to incumbent Donald Trump and First Lady Melania. “Michelle and I hope that the President, the First Lady and all people affected by the coronavirus across the country will receive the treatment they need on their way to a speedy recovery,” Obama wrote on Twitter on behalf of his wife on Friday. Apparently with the month-long election in mind, Obama wrote that America is currently in “a major political battle.” While the stakes are high, we should not forget that we are all Americans. We are all human. And we want everyone to be healthy, regardless of our party. ‘
Kim, the ruler of North Korea, wishes Trump a speedy recovery
North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un has wished US President Donald Trump a speedy recovery from his corona infection and expressed his condolences. He wishes him and the First Lady “from the bottom of his heart” a speedy and complete recovery, according to the letter from the state agency KCNA. He expressed hope that the two “will soon get over it”. Kim closed his letter with “best regards”. Trump and Kim held two summits in Singapore and Hanoi in 2018 and 2019, and met for the third time on the Korean demarcation line.
Twitter will remove death wishes for Trump
Twitter will remove all tweets in which it wishes US President Donald Trump to die after his corona infection. The SMS service referred to the current house rules on Saturday evening after a report in the media. Accordingly, no one should wish for death, serious injury, or fatal illness. At the same time, Twitter has limited that it does not automatically mean that the accounts of the affected users will be blocked. After the corona infection of Trump became known, there were many reactions on Twitter.