President Trump is “fever-free” and “doing very well” as he battles COVID-19, his doctor told reporters Saturday.
“We are extremely happy with the progress the president has made” Trump’s physician, Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley said outside the main entrance of Walter Reed Medical Center, surrounded by a team of 10 doctors.
The president completed his first dose of remdesivir therapy late Friday after he checked into the presidential suite at Walter Reed “out of an abundance of caution,” after he tested positive for the coronavirus, the White House said.
Remdesivir, an anti-viral therapy that is still undergoing clinical trials, has been used with success in severe coronavirus patients, but its value in treating mild cases is still being studied.
Conley said Trump is not receiving supplemental oxygen treatment.
Trump’s normally active Twitter presence was mute on Saturday morning.
“Going well, I think!” he tweeted late Friday from Walter Reed. “Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”
Earlier Friday, while still at the White House, the president was given a single dose of a polyclonal antibody cocktail — another experimental treatment that is thought to reduce the viral load in the early stages of COVID-19 illness.
“He completed the infusion without incident,” Conley wrote in a memo to the White House Press Office.
Trump was also taking zinc, vitamin D, the antacid famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin, Conley reported.
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen both tested negative for coronavirus Saturday morning, The Hill reported. Pence has been working from his Naval Observatory home since Trump’s diagnosis.
Meanwhile, Trump was keeping up with his presidential duties, the White House said.
He signed two bills into law Saturday morning — both related to appointments to the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents.
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