Trump flown to Walter Reed Hospital to be treated for COVID after testing positive and experiencing symptoms

by Adam Ford · Oct 2nd, 2020 5:52 pm

Last Updated Oct 3rd, 2020 at 6:58 am

President Trump is being flown on Marine One to Walter Reed Military Medical Center for treatment after testing positive for COVID-19 and experiencing symptoms including a fever, chills, nasal congestion, and a cough.

On his way out of the White House to board the chopper, the president gave a wave and a thumbs up:

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement:

"President Trump remains in good spirts, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day. Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days. President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady."

Dr. Sean P. Conley, the president's physician, said in a statement:

"Following PCR-confirmation of the President's diagnosis, as a precautionary measure he received a single 8-gram dose of Regeneron's polyclonal antibody cocktail. In addition to the polyclonal antibodies, the President has been taking zinc, Vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin ... as of this afternoon, the President remains fatigued but in good spirits."

Trump's hospitalization comes the same day he and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19.


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