Dr. Sean Conley, the President’s doctor, held a press briefing and she said that President Trump’s health is continuing to improve so much so that he could be discharged from Walter Reed on Monday. Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday and since then he’s completed two steroid treatments including dexamethasone and has completed a second dose of remdesivir, an antiviral drug.
Kayleigh McEnany, Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary, received an official update from Dr. Conely which she has shared with the public. The statement reads, “President Trump continues to do well, having made substantial progress since diagnosis. This evening he completed his second dose of Remdesivir without complication. He remains fever-free and off supplemental oxygen with a saturation level between 96 and 98% all day. He spent most of the afternoon conducting business, and has been up and moving about the medical suite without difficulty. While not yet out of the woods, the team remains cautiously optimistic. The plan for tomorrow is to continue observation in between doses of Remdesivir, closely monitoring his clinical status while fully supporting his conduct of Presidential duties.”
Over the last few days many people took to Twitter demanding the American people receive minute-by-minute updates of the President’s status, saying that he is not entitled to HIPAA protection because he’s the President and he has the virus. HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act which is designed to protect patient information. President Trump is just as entitled to HIPAA protection as anyone else.
It’s great news for President Trump and the American people that he is recovering very well and quickly.
Sources: Twitter, Physician to the President official Statement; Photo-ABC News