Sean Conley, the US President’s doctor, said on Saturday that Donald Trump is “feeling very well” and has not had any breathing difficulties or fever in the past 24 hours. Conley said this during a press briefing held near the Walter Reed national military medical center in Bethesda, a suburb of Washington, where the President is currently receiving the necessary medical care.
According to Conley, the medical team is closely monitoring for signs of possible complications caused by the coronavirus or from medications received by the President. Trump began a five – day course of treatment with remdisivir, an intravenous drug that reduces the length of hospitalization for patients with COVID-19.
Earlier Friday, Dr. Conley said that Trump received an experimental treatment, REGN-COV2 from Regeneron, one of several experimental drugs that include monoclonal antibodies used to treat a wide range of diseases. Trump also takes zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin, and aspirin.
“We monitor his heart function, kidney function, liver function. It’s alright. This morning, the President did not need oxygen. He has no breathing problems,” said one of the doctors who spoke at a press briefing. He added that the President is in a “perfect mood.” In the morning, according to the doctor, Trump said that he feels so well that he can be discharged “right now.”
Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are AMAZING!!!Tremendous progress has been made over the last 6 months in fighting this PLAGUE. With their help, I am feeling well!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020
Dr. Sean Conley said that the President had not had a fever for more than 24 hours, and the level of oxygen saturation in the lungs is at 96%, which is normal. “We remain cautiously optimistic,” Conley added, saying the exact date of Trump’s discharge is still unknown. Doctors will closely monitor his health, especially from 7 to 10 days after infection, as at this stage, some patients may begin the so-called phase of inflammation.
Half an hour after the end of the press briefing, the President personally thanked the doctors for their help, writing on Twitter: “The doctors, nurses and all [staff] at the beautiful Walter Reed medical center, as well as other [doctors] from equally incredible institutions who have joined them, are amazing!!! Huge progress has been made in the fight against this epidemic over the past six months. I feel good with them!”