President Donald Trump will post another video on Twitter on October 8, 2020.
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president Donald Trump said Thursday that he was not contagious “at all” days after his release from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after a brief stint to treat Covid-19.
“First of all, I think I’m better. I would love to do a rally tonight. I wanted to do one last night, but I think I’m better to the point where I feel better than me, jokingly said 20 years ago. I feel perfect. There is nothing wrong, “he told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo when he called on Thursday morning. “I don’t think I’m contagious.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say people “with mild to moderate COVID-19 will not remain infectious for more than 10 days after symptoms appear”. People with more severe symptoms can stay contagious longer, it is said.
White House officials said Trump started showing symptoms about a week ago. He was hospitalized on Friday. Trump’s doctor Dr. Sean Conley said the president’s oxygen levels fell twice early in the course of the illness and he was given short-term supplemental oxygen.
The president was treated with experimental antibody-based treatment of Regeneron, as well as Gilead’s antiviral drug Remdesivir, and dexamethasone, a cheap and widely used steroid. Many doctors say they usually reserve the use of remdesivir and dexamethasone for those who are seriously ill.
The CDC adds that it is appropriate to abandon “transmission-based precautions” if at least 10 days have passed since symptoms appeared, 24 hours have passed since the last fever, and other symptoms, such as shortness of breath, have improved.
On Wednesday, Conley said in a memo that the president had been free of fever for more than four days and had been symptom-free for over 24 hours.
The president’s comments come as the virus rips through the White House. The virus has infected “34 White House employees and other contacts” in the past few days, according to an internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained from ABC News.
During the pandemic, the president has repeatedly challenged public health guidelines, such as: B. wearing masks and social distancing to curb the spread of the virus. On Wednesday after the President returned to the White House from the hospital, BuzzFeed News pulled out its reporter the White House press pool, which said Trump administration staff “mostly did not wear masks” or followed other basic coronavirus protections.