Trump Takes Antibody Cocktail, Heads to Walter Reed Hospital

Mish

Out of caution,Trump heads to Walter Reed Hospital

Trump Heads to Walter Reed

Please consider Trump Will Head to Walter Reed Hospital After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

President Trump is being moved to a hospital on Friday following a positive Covid-19 test that forced officials to cancel White House events and postpone travel, injecting new uncertainty into the final stretch of the 2020 election campaign.

Mr. Trump was being moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center based on the recommendation of his physician and medical experts and will work from the presidential offices there in the next few days, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said. She said the president’s symptoms were mild and the move was made out of an abundance of caution.

Earlier Friday, White House physician Sean Conley said the president was fatigued and that first lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive, had a mild cough and headache.

Affects Virtually Nobody

Please recall the Covid statement Trump made at a September 21 rally.

“It affects virtually nobody,” Trump said.

The Cocktail

Trump took an 8 gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail. He is also taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin. 

Others Testing Positive

  • First lady Melania Trump
  • Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins, who attended the nominating ceremony at the White House on Saturday for Judge Barrett, has tested positive. He was tested before the event but didn’t wear a mask for its duration, which he said Friday was an error in judgment. Neither Mr. Trump nor Judge Barrett wore a mask.
  • The Republican National Committee also said Friday that chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tested positive on Wednesday afternoon.
  • One of Trump's top aides, Hope Hicks, was diagnosed with the virus early Thursday.

Correct Response From Biden

Mr. Biden said he was sending prayers that the Trumps will recover quickly. “This is not a matter of politics. It’s a bracing reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously,” he said during an appearance in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Try to imagine Trump responding similarly.

Mish

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njbr
njbr

Maybe he can complete his annual physical there.

Two birds, one stone.

Thoughts and prayers, baby!!

Sechel
Sechel

It's not looking good. Fatigue. There's been a marked escalation from low grade to high fever, from mild to moderate symptoms, to an experimental drug at the highest possible dosage , and now being airlifted to Walter Reed

Mspehn
Mspehn

He would still kick you ass Missy

SoCaliforniaStan
SoCaliforniaStan

Hard to say if this is like Trump hiding out in the bunker because some protesters were in a park across the street from the White House, or if his case is not as "mild" as we are told. His doctor faked his height and weigh which can be measured. "Mild" is entirely in the eye of the beholder. "Tis only a scratch".

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

“ Try to imagine Trump responding similarly.”

There is no need to imagine anything. There is a Trump video or tweet for every possible reaction and it always borders on the inhuman. How people can still support this guy is beyond me.

njbr
njbr

Has a US President ever received the maximum dose of an experimental medical treatment before? For only “moderate symptoms”?

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

They say this in order to not panick the public?

njbr
njbr

Conspiracy theory--watch the walk of "Trump" to the helicopter to Walter Reed.

This guy looks thinner, walks differently, and is wearing a mask.

Realist
Realist

Nine people in his orbit are now positive. Including Senator Lee of Utah, who was at the White House this week. There will be more.

njbr
njbr

The Democrats are in the majority now (a healthy majority, if you will...) in the Senate judiciary committee.

I trust there is no urgent business to be conducted there while the ill Republicans recover.

Looks like the Republican Barrett love-fest at the WH had some univited but inevitable guests...

dr smock
dr smock

Trump received an infusion of monoclonal antibodies specific for Covid. Researchers have been talking about creating monoclonal antibodies for 40 years. If in fact they have no allergic reaction for Trump, this could be the treatment that knocks out his Covid infection. I wonder how much one treatment of these antibodies cost. I'll make a guess. 100,000 or more?????

Rbm
Rbm

Wow more craziness in the election. Maybe this is trumps way of bowing out. If it was like my case hes gonna be fatigued for a long time after two weeks.

Greggg
Greggg

Hicks tested positive. Does she have any symptoms? RT RCR tests are notoriously sensitive and the great majority of positive subjects never get sick. Anything replicated more that 25 times is too sensitive. 95% accurate tests are replicated 40 times, 70% accurate tests are replicated 34 times.

RayLopez
RayLopez

"Neither Mr. Trump nor Judge Barrett wore a mask" - I've read that judge Barrett had C-19 earlier this year, so she'd be immune for up to 18 months if true.

njbr
njbr

....Likewise, for all its promise, the antibody cocktail Trump has taken is still an unknown quantity.

As Dmitry Korkin, a bioinformatics researcher at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts put it, the president’s case “must be serious enough for them to resort to a treatment that is only about to enter large-scale clinical trials now.”...

njbr
njbr

Zeke Emanuel
@ZekeEmanuel
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4h
I've been in this hospital. The "presidential offices at Walter Reed" are called "hospital rooms."

Jojo
Jojo

Another one gets the bug. An early Christmas, indeed!

2 Oct 2020
Kellyanne Conway says she tested positive for COVID-19

Jojo
Jojo

‘God-tier genetics’: A stunned MAGA world offers blame, adulation after Trump’s diagnosis
Mainstream MAGA figures were resolutely optimistic, while the fringes pushed new, baseless conspiracies about the Democrats and China planting the virus.
10/02/2020

Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis has stunned MAGA world, but it hasn’t changed how it reacts to bad news: blame others, accuse the left of craven behavior and cling tighter to the president.

Casual_Observer2020
Casual_Observer2020

Karma, Sanskrit karman (“act”), Pali kamma, in Indian religion and philosophy, the universal causal law by which good or bad actions determine the future modes of an individual's existence.

Sechel
Sechel

Add bill stepien and Kellyanne Conway. With Parscale under investigation for stealing campaign money the campaign is effectively shut down

njbr
njbr

On to remdesivir now.

Second experimental treatment for the president in one day.

Regeneron is supposedly most effective at the very start of the virus. Starting remdesivir indicates perhaps the illness had been present for at least a few more days already.

There are indications that he went to the debate already feeling ill (avoided the "mandatory" pre-debate CV test).

Remdesivir side effects....it ain't a sugar pill...Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in hospitalized adults with severe COVID-19 in China: Adverse events (e.g., constipation, hypoalbuminemia, hypokalemia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, increased total bilirubin concentrations) reported in 66 or 64% of patients who received remdesivir or placebo, respectively. Serious adverse events reported in 18 or 26%, respectively, and drug discontinued because of adverse events in 12 or 5%, respectively.

Phase 3, adaptive, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in hospitalized adults with mild/moderate or severe COVID-19 (NCT04280705; ACTT-1): Serious adverse events (e.g., cardiac events, respiratory distress or failure, acute kidney injury, hypotension) reported in 21% in remdesivir group and 27% in placebo group; grade 3 or 4 adverse events occurred in 29% in remdesivir group and 33% in placebo group. Most common nonserious grade 3 or greater adverse events in remdesivir group were anemia or decreased hemoglobin concentrations (8%); acute kidney injury, decreased eGFR or Clcr, or increased Scr (7%); pyrexia (5%); hyperglycemia or increased blood glucose concentrations (4%); and increased ALT and/or AST concentrations (4%); these were reported in 3–9% of patients in placebo group.

Phase 3, randomized, open-label trial in hospitalized adults with severe COVID-19 (NCT04292899; GS-US-540-5773; SIMPLE-Severe): Adverse events reported in 70 or 74% of patients who received a 5- or 10-day remdesivir regimen, respectively; serious adverse events (e.g., respiratory distress or failure, septic shock) reported in 21 or 35%, respectively, and grade 3 or greater adverse events reported in 30 or 43%, respectively. Drug discontinued because of adverse events in 4% of patients in 5-day group and 10% of patients in 10-day group. All-cause mortality at day 28 was 10 or 13% in the 5- or 10-day group, respectively. Most common adverse events overall were nausea (10 or 9%), acute respiratory failure (6 or 11%), increased ALT concentrations (6 or 8%), and constipation (7% in both groups),

Jojo
Jojo

So if Trump dies, will it be ruled as WITH Covid or OF Covid, given his age and existing comorbidities?

numike
numike

Trump Is in Trouble for a Lot of Reasons, But the K-Shaped Recovery Is a Big One
The president's happy talk about the bounceback from the pandemic downturn will not resonate with the voters who may have put him over the top last time around https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a34235103/k-shaped-economic-recovery-coronavirus-trump-joe-biden/

Rusty Nail
Rusty Nail

They're calling it the #RoseGardenMassacre
The list of infected grows by the hour.
If you're stupid enough to attend a super spreader event without a mask, shouldn't that preclude you from sitting on the Supreme Court?