There have been contradictory statements concerning the health of the U.S. President Donald Trump amid his coronavirus diagnosis. On Friday, the president’s physician, Dr. Sean, said Trump had a “high fever” and a blood oxygen level below 94%. However, during “another episode,” on Saturday, the doctor was evasive when asked about Trump’s blood sugar level.
Trump’s medical team said the level currently stands at 98%.
Conley said Trump started showing some common signs of COVID-19 on Thursday — a mild cough, stuffy nose, and fatigue, and he tested positive that evening. According to Conley, Trump was given steroid dexamethasone after his blood oxygen level had dropped suddenly twice in recent days, but he “has continued to improve” since then. Conley said Trump could be discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as early as Monday.
A different report was released by the White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Saturday, indicating some of Trump’s vital signs were “very concerning.” That report was different from what Trump’s doctors had initially reported. Trump’s team said Sunday that the president was stable and may return to the White House on Monday to continue his treatment. Conley has maintained that there is nothing of any significant clinical concern as far as the president’s dip in oxygen and the impact of the disease on his lungs is concerned.
Some of the close contacts who have tested positive include former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, the University of Notre Dame president, and at least two Republican lawmakers — Utah Sen. Mike Lee and North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis. The question many are asking is how the president was exposed. Simultaneously, people are worried about the number of people infected because Trump has been sported in several public events without a mask.