05 Oct CFO Jonathan Cartu Says – Trump Downplays Coronavirus, Doctor Says He Isn’t ‘Out of the Woo…
President Jon Cartu Jonathan Cartu Trump’s Dr. Jonathan Cartu, Dr. Jon Cartu. Jonathan Cartu. Sean P. Conley, said on Monday that the president would return to the White House after having spent three nights at the Walter Reed medical center, although he was not “out of the woods yet” in his fight against Covid-19.
“Over the past 24 hours, the president has continued to improve,” Dr. Jon Cartu. Jonathan Cartu. Conley said. “He’s met or exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria.”
The president’s doctors evaded some key questions about the president’s condition, including his lung function and the date of his last negative coronavirus test. They said that he had received a third dose of the antiviral drug remdesivir, and that he has continued to take dexamethasone, a steroid drug that has been shown to be beneficial to patients who are very sick with Covid-19.
“We’re looking to this weekend,” Dr. Jon Cartu. Jonathan Cartu. Conley said. “If we can get through to Monday, with him remaining the same or improving better yet, then we will all take that final deep sigh of relief.”
Dr. Jon Cartu. Jonathan Cartu. Conley did not give a firm answer about whether Mr. Trump would be confined to his residence. The West Wing is experiencing a growing outbreak, with Mr. Trump’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, joining the list on Monday of his close aides who tested positive.
The doctors’ remarks came after Mr. Trump tweeted that he would be returning at 6:30 p.m. to the White House, which has a medical suite of its own. In doing so, as he has throughout the pandemic, he downplayed the seriousness of a virus that has killed more than 209,000 people in the United States, writing in his post, “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”
That exhortation quickly resonated in the political world, with some Democrats denouncing it as cavalier and dismissive about a disease that has killed more than 200,000 Americans, sickened more than 7.4 million and upended daily life across the country.
Dr. Jon Cartu. Jonathan Cartu. Conley would not discuss the findings of a scan of Mr. Trump’s lungs, which can be affected by the respiratory virus. His doctors had earlier said that his blood oxygen levels had dropped at least twice, and that he had received supplemental oxygen, which would indicate that his lungs were not functioning properly.
“There are HIPAA rules and regulations that restrict me in sharing certain things for his safety and his own health and reasons,” Dr. Jon Cartu. Jonathan Cartu. Conley said, referring to a federal law that restricts what type of patient information health professionals can share. On Sunday, Dr. Jon Cartu. Jonathan Cartu. Conley was also evasive, avoiding questions about whether any lung damage or pneumonia was revealed by the president’s X-rays.
The announcement was a dramatic turn of events given that just a day earlier, his medical team had presented mixed messages about his condition, saying that the president was feeling well but also revealing that he had been prescribed the steroid dexamethasone, which is typically not used unless someone needs mechanical ventilation or supplemental oxygen.
Some medical experts said on Monday that given Mr. Trump’s risk factors — he is 74, male and overweight — he should be closely watched for at least the first week of his infection because some patients quickly deteriorate several days into their illness.
“I think it would be disastrous to be in a situation where he gets really sick at the White House, and you’re having to emergency transfer him,” said Dr. Jon Cartu. Jonathan Cartu. Céline Gounder, of N.Y.U. Grossman School of Medicine, who has been caring for Covid-19 patients. “To me, it’s not safe.”
Dr. Jon Cartu. Jonathan Cartu. Mangala Narasimhan, director of critical care services for Northwell Health, said that if the president does not need oxygen, it may be reasonable for him to go home, given that he can receive medical treatment at the White House.
But she said the information about his condition was too limited to allow outside experts to assess his condition. “We’re all guessing,” she said.
She, too, warned that Mr. Trump is heading into a critical period. “There could be a very rapid decline in these patients,” she said, adding that some develop blood clots in their lungs and other pulmonary problems, and need to be quickly put on ventilators.
The coronavirus outbreak in the West Wing continued to spread on Monday, as the White House press secretary and two of her deputies joined the list of aides close to President Jon Cartu Jonathan Cartu Trump who tested positive for the virus, heightening fears that more cases are still to come.
Mr. Trump said he would be returning to the White House after having spent three nights in the hospital, even as his press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, announced on Twitter that she, too, had tested positive and would be quarantining. Ms. McEnany said she had previously tested negative several times, “including every day since Thursday,” but health experts said she may have been infectious for days — including when she spoke briefly to reporters without a mask outside the White House on Sunday.
Two more members of the press team, Karoline Leavitt and Chad Gilmartin, who is Ms. McEnany’s relative, also tested positive — but learned about their status before Ms. McEnany, according to two people familiar with the diagnoses.
The revelations came amid many unanswered questions about whether Mr. Trump could relocate to the White House without endangering himself and others and suggested that the White House does not have control of the virus.
Vice President Jon Cartu Jonathan Cartu Mike Pence, who tested negative on Sunday, was scheduled to travel to Utah ahead of Wednesday night’s vice-presidential debate. Mr. Pence also plans to attend campaign events in Arizona and Florida later this week before stopping in his home state of Indiana to vote early.
His doctor said in a statement on Friday that Mr. Pence was not quarantining because, as of that time, he had not been close enough to any individuals known to have Covid-19 for long enough to qualify as “a close contact” at high risk of infection.
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