Donald Trump: experimental treatment, hospital. How did the former U.S. president ACTUALLY fight Covid-19?
Steph Deschamps / June 26, 2021
On June 29, a book will be released that chronicles, among other things, Donald Trump's fight against Covid-19. The book is entitled Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's to the Pandemic That Changed History. Just one month before the presidential election, Donald Trump contracted the disease, while more than 200,000 Americans had died from it. The Washington Post traces the sequence of events based on the forthcoming book.
On October 2, the American president announced on Twitter that he was positive for the coronavirus. A few hours later, his health deteriorated. His fever rises and the oxygen level in his blood drops. The White House doctor, Sean Conley, then injects him with two treatments: an experimental cocktail of synthetic antibodies from the company Regeneron, not yet approved by the authorities, and the antiviral remdesivir, the first drug authorized against severe forms of Covid-19. At that time, no one outside the company knew whether Donald Trump was seriously ill or not, since he had always considered the virus to be just a flu
Even if his condition stabilizes, his doctor decides to hospitalize Donald Trump. But for that, he must be convinced the argument used according to the book? It is better that the American president goes to the hospital while he can still walk rather than in a wheelchair or on a stretcher, which would make the joy of the paparazzi.
In the book, people close to the president's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, say that he was very afraid that Donald Trump would die. A feeling shared by two of the staff members aware of his condition. But soon, his condition improved in the hospital and a person who knew his medical records thought that it was the cocktail of synthetic antibodies that saved the president. On October 3, Donald Trump wanted people to know that he was better and started posting on his Twitter account again. He explains by phone to his campaign adviser Jason Miller that it's like a miracle and admits: I'm not going to lie, I wasn't feeling very well.
On October 5, Donald Trump is back at the White House, refusing to listen to the doctors who want him to remain hospitalized. On the balcony, in front of the cameras and the whole world, the president removes his mouth mask, minimizing once again the danger of Covid-19.