What You Need to Know About Trump’s Current Covid-19 Status
The New York Times has published extensive reporting on the current status of President Donald Trump and his Covid-19 infection and care. Here are some takeaways:
- Trump’s blood oxygen level dropped twice in two days. He required supplemental oxygen during at least one episode. He has also been put on steroids.
- Trump’s car ride sparks criticism. The president made an unannounced exit from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the early evening on Sunday. Critics say it unnecessarily put hospital staff members and Secret Service agents at risk.
- Confusion over when Trump tested positive remains. “Two administration officials speaking on the condition of anonymity acknowledged that he had an undisclosed positive result from a rapid test Thursday evening after returning from a fundraiser at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey,” the Times reports.
- Trump wants to leave the hospital. “Trump, who historically hates hospitals and anything related to illness, has been hankering to get released, according to two people close to him, and some aides expressed fear that he would pressure Conley into releasing him by claiming to feel better than he actually does,” the Times reports.
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