After 10 days of Donald Trump presenting symptoms of the new coronavirus, his doctor announced that he was no longer a possible transmitter of the disease.
A statement signed by Presidential physician Sean Conley notes that the President of the United States is no longer “considered a risk of transmission“.
“Tonight I am pleased to report that, in addition to the President meeting the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US state agency) criteria for the safe interruption of isolation, his molecular testing of this Tomorrow it shows, through recognized standards, that it is no longer considered a risk of transmission for others “, indicates the report issued by the doctor this Saturday.
“Now on day 10 from the onset of symptoms […] the combination of advanced diagnostic tests reveal that there is no longer evidence of the virus actively replicating, “adds Conley’s statement, released by the White House.
However, it was not clear if this meant that Trump had tested negative for covid-19.
Hours before the announcement, Trump had given a speech in a White House garden, in front of a group of supporters.
The activity was his first public appearance since leaving the Walter Reed military hospital, where he had spent almost three days dealing with covid-19.
The president, who says he is no longer taking covid-19 drugs, told the crowd that he was “feeling great.”
Since the contagion was known, on Thursday, October 1, the medical reports and the White House advisory team generated confusion due to the discrepancy in the information on the president’s health status.
Another episode that caused controversy was Trump’s departure from Walter Reed military hospital, where he was hospitalized, to greet the followers who had gathered in the surroundings.
It happened last Sunday and the media cameras recorded the moment when the leader He greeted people from a truck with at least two other people.
Criticism suggested that Trump may have put the security agents who accompanied him at risk of infection.
According to the White House doctor, the US president was treated with the antiviral remdesivir, the antibody cocktail known as regeneron, and also the steroid dexamethasone.
Trump’s appearance at the White House this Saturday was seen as a campaign rally.
“His supporters were on the south lawn, yelling ‘Four more years! Four more years!’ when the president came out to speak, “said Lebo Diseko, a BBC reporter in Washington DC.
His rival in the presidential election, Joe Biden, who was campaigning in Pennsylvania, He said this weekend that his “heart goes out to all those families who have lost a loved one to the coronavirus.”
More than 210,000 Americans have died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
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