“Just 72 hours into the diagnosis now. The first week of Covid, and in particular Days 7-10, are the most critical in determining the likely course of this illness. At this time, the team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made. Thursday he had a mild cough and some nasal congestion and fatigue, all of which are now resolving and improving.” “We have monitored his cardiac function, his kidney function, his liver function, all of those are normal. And the president this morning is not on oxygen, not having difficulty breathing or walking around the White House medical unit upstairs. He’s in exceptionally good spirits. And in fact, as we were completing our multidisciplinary rounds this morning, the quote he left us with was, ‘I feel like I could walk out of here today.’ And that was a very encouraging comment from the president.” “About 48 hours ago, the president received a special antibody therapy directed against the coronavirus, and we’re working very closely with the companies to monitor him in terms of that outcome. Yesterday evening, he received his first dose of I.V. Remdesivir. And our plan is to continue a five-day treatment course for Remdesivir. And the big plan for today, since he’s in such great spirits and doing well, is to encourage him to eat, to drink, to stay hydrated, to be up out of bed, and to be working and doing the thing, things that he needs to do to get well.” “Will President Trump have to stay at Walter Reed to get the five-day Remdesivir treatment?” “We’ve discussed it, right now if he needs all five days that will likely be the course. But again, every day we’re reviewing with the team his needs for being here. And as soon as he gets to the point where it’s not a requirement, he may still need some care, but if we can provide that downtown at the house, then we will transition at that point.”
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