Concerns occur over the timeline of the president’s illness, with doctors validating his medical diagnosis came a day earlier than previously disclosed to the general public.
Donald Trump is “doing very well” after being hospitalised with Covid-19, the president’s doctor has said, disclosing that the president was diagnosed 72 hours ago a day earlier than previously thought. Whether or not the US president had required supplemental oxygen at any point remained covert. Doctors also revealed that Trump had symptoms on Thursday, including a “mild cough, and some nasal congestion and fatigue.” Trump attended a fundraiser in Bedminster, New Jersey, that same day.
Physicians Sean Conley and Sean Dooley affirmed that Trump was not currently on oxygen and not having any breathing trouble, but continually declined to say he had conclusively not been on oxygen at all over the course of his treatment both at the White House and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre near Washington DC. Dr Dooley said Trump was in “exceptionally good spirits” and even told doctors “I feel I could walk out of here today.”
The president believed to be at higher risk of severe illness after testing positive for the virus due to his age and weight. He was airlifted to hospital on Friday evening “out of abundance of caution”, according to the officials.
Despite caution that days seven to 10 were critical in diagnosing the severity of Trump’s illness, the tone of the conference was prodigiously positive. However , a source with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that some of the president’s vital signs in the last day were “very concerning”, improving since he arrived at hospital.