The former president of the United States, Donald Trump, suffered from covid-19 more seriously than was announced in October last year, as he had lower levels of oxygenation than recommended and damage to the lungs, related to pneumonia derived from the new coronavirus.
This was reported by four people familiar with the former president’s health, according to The New York Times, who stated that health officials thought he would need to be placed on a respirator before he was transferred to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on 2 October.
They detailed that Donald Trump’s doctors discovered that his lungs had infiltrated, that is, something that occurs when they are inflamed and contain substances such as liquids or bacteria, a condition that can be detected with an X-ray or scan in which it is perceived that parts of the lungs are lungs are cloudy or white.
In addition, they indicated that the former president’s oxygen level reached at some point 80 and was not at 93 as indicated at that time by Sean P. Conley, Donald Trump’s doctor. Another symptom he had was fever and trouble breathing; However, he refused to be taken from the White House to a hospital, so his assistants mentioned that he could go alone or wait for the United States Secret Service to be forced to transfer him if his condition worsened.
Donald Trump left the hospital three days later despite the fact that his overweight condition and his 74 years put him at risk of suffering a serious illness, for which he was prescribed aggressive treatment.
Although during the contagion, the doctor Conley assured that there was “nothing of important clinical concern”, later he recognized that Donald Trump had problems breathing in the White House and was administered oxygen twice.
The treatment that he was given during his stay at the White House was developed by the pharmacist Regeneron, which consisted of a cocktail of antibodies, and once hospitalized he was administered dexamethasone, as well as redeliver for five days.
On October 2, Donald Trump announced that he tested positive for COVID-19, along with his wife Melania Trump, thus initiating his isolation.