The president of the United States, Donald Trump, was transferred this Friday by helicopter to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hospital as a result of the coronavirus.
The White House says President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital on the advice of his physicians after contracting Covid-19.
This Friday he had a cough, congestion, and fever. His doctor, Sean Conley, reported that he had supplied him with a cocktail of antibodies. “He’s tired but in good spirits,” he remarked.
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However, they decided to transfer to a health center better prepared to treat him as a precautionary measure, said the White House spokeswoman. Kayleigh McEnany.
“President Trump remains in good spirits, mild symptoms and has been working through the day,” he said. “For greater caution, and on the recommendation of doctors and experts, the president will work for a few days from the presidential office of Walter Reed,” he added.
Trump is in the risk group most affected by the pathogen. He is a 74-year-old man with a tendency to obesity, a history of cholesterol (if you don’t already have it), and a condition that doctors call prediabetes.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has counted that eight of every ten deaths from this disease in the US have been people 65 years of age or older. His doctors always stressed that Trump is in good health, although his visit to Walter Reed in November 2019 was never clarified. It was assured that Vice President Mike Pence was “waiting.”
Some relief was noted when it was reported that Pence came out negative in his test. The uncertainty in case Trump worsens even led to public talk of the 25th amendment to the Constitution, which is the one that allows the president to transfer power to the vice president if he feels incapacitated. All this in the middle of the electoral race.
This amendment was ratified in 1967 and last invoked in 2002 and 2007. George W. Bush underwent colonoscopies and briefly passed command to his deputy, Dick Cheney.