Courtesy of the AP:
President Donald Trump said Friday he could have become very ill and might not have recovered from COVID-19 without experimental drugs, a far worse outlook than what his doctors were telling the American people.
“I was asking the doctors today … and I said, ‘How bad was I?’ They said: ‘You could have been very bad. You were going into a very bad phase,’” Trump told Rush Limbaugh during his radio show.
“It looked like it was going to be a big deal and you know what that means, right? That means bad because I’ve lost five people,” Trump added, referring to acquaintances who have died.
Trump said that after contracting the virus, he was “not in the greatest of shape.” He added that “I might not have recovered at all” without treatment with experimental drugs.
Trump’s comments on the seriousness of his case of coronavirus contrast with generally upbeat public statements about his condition that his doctors released after his diagnosis and while he was hospitalized.
Trump’s doctor also weighed in on his recovery.
Courtesy of NYT:
President Trump’s doctor said on Thursday that he’s completed his treatments to alleviate the symptoms of the coronavirus and that he anticipates that the president will be able to resume “public engagements” on Saturday.
The forecast about Mr. Trump’s condition came from the White House physician, Dr. Sean Conley, in a note updating people on his health. Mr. Trump announced shortly before 1 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, that he and the first lady, Melania Trump, had tested positive for the virus; White House officials have declined to say when he last tested negative.
In the note on Thursday, Dr. Conley said that Mr. Trump has remained “stable” and “devoid” of symptoms that would suggest the illness was progressing.
“Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday’s diagnosis, and based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting, I fully anticipate the president’s safe return to public engagements at that time,” Dr. Conley said.
I don’t think any of us have too much confidence in Dr. Conley anymore, especially since in radio interviews Trump stills sounds ill.
JUST NOW: “He sounds congested still…This isn’t political intrigue, this is decent humanity at this point. He sounds sick and he is 74 years old.”@drsanjaygupta on @realDonaldTrump coughing during Fox interview.pic.twitter.com/U1OjkDIxTB
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) October 9, 2020
That does not sound like somebody who has completely recovered or finished all of their treatment.
However if Trump wants to go back on the campaign trail and possibly infect more of his supporters there is literally nobody who can stop him.
Supposedly Trump is going to get tested live on the Sean Hannity show tonight.
I will update this post to include that after it happens.
Update: Never mind about the test, it didn’t happen.
Gee, I wonder why?