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Covid: Trump ‘no longer a transmission risk to others’

Covid: Trump ‘no longer a transmission risk to others’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump is no longer a Covid transmission risk to others, the White House physician has said.Sean Conley's memo is the first update on Mr Trump's health since Thursday.There had been concerns that he might still be contagious following his three-day hospital stay. However, the statement did not say whether Mr Trump had tested negative for Covid-19.He is due to face Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the presidential election in less than a month, on 3 November. Polling suggests Mr Biden has a 10-point lead over Mr Trump nationally. However his lead in some key swing states is narrower - he is 7 points ahead in Pennsylvania, 3.7 points ahead in Florida and less than a point ahead in...
Trump still contagious? Experts say it’s impossible to know

Trump still contagious? Experts say it’s impossible to know

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President Donald Trump says he doesn’t think he's contagious anymore, but medical experts say that’s impossible to know a week after his COVID-19 diagnosisBy MARION RENAULT Associated PressOctober 8, 2020, 10:04 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW YORK -- President Donald Trump said Thursday he doesn't think he's contagious anymore, but medical experts say that's impossible to know a week after his diagnosis with COVID-19.Most people with COVID-19 can stop isolating and be around others about 10 days after they first showed symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's provided their symptoms have improved, they have not had a fever for 24 hours and are no longer on any medication to reduce a high temperature. But the
Trump promises to make the COVID-19 treatment he had ‘free’ for all Americans

Trump promises to make the COVID-19 treatment he had ‘free’ for all Americans

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Donald Trump has promised that the treatment he received for coronavirus will be offered to Americans for free.In a new video posted on Twitter, the president said: "I want to get for you what I got - and I'm going to make it free. You're not going to pay for it. "It wasn't your fault that this happened, it was China's fault. China's going to pay a big price for what they've done to the world." Elsewhere in the video, Mr Trump said he disagreed with the characterisation of the treatment manufactured by Regeneron as therapeutic - and said he thought of it as a cure."I want everybody to be given the same treatment as your president, because I feel great," he said. I feel perfect. "This was a blessing from God that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise." ...
Trump Covid: President says he’ll leave hospital on Monday

Trump Covid: President says he’ll leave hospital on Monday

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump says he will be released from hospital later on Monday, three days after being admitted with Covid-19."Feeling really good!" Mr Trump tweeted just before a scheduled briefing from his doctors. He said he would be discharged at 18:30 (22:30 GMT).But questions remain over the seriousness of Mr Trump's illness after a weekend of conflicting statements.The true scale of the outbreak at the White House remains unclear."Don't be afraid of Covid," he tweeted. "Don't let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!!"More than 7.4 million cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the US and...
Trump could be discharged from hospital ‘on Monday’, his doctors say

Trump could be discharged from hospital ‘on Monday’, his doctors say

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US President Donald Trump could be discharged from hospital as soon as Monday as he continues to recover from coronavirus, his doctors have said.Mr Trump, 74, has been fever-free since Friday and is not complaining of shortness of breath, Dr Sean Conley told reporters outside the Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland on Sunday. He is now on dose two of five of the experimental antiviral drug Remdesivir and is not experiencing any side effects.If things continue to go well, he may be allowed to continue his treatment back at the White House on Monday, his team said. Image: Mr Trump, 74, is pictured in a conference room at the Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday Dr Brian Garibaldi, a pulmonary specialist, added: "If he continues to...