United States President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that contracting covid-19 was a “blessing from God” and assured that it will help “cure” other Americans, even though he himself has not yet overcome the disease. .
Although his doctors say the president will not be out of danger before Monday, Trump explained that in this way he could see for himself the effect of the experimental synthetic antibody cocktail by the pharmaceutical company Regeneron, which was applied to less than 10 people outside clinical trials.
“It wasn’t therapeutic for me, it made me feel better, I call it a cure. And I want everyone to have the same treatment as their president,” said Trump in a video posted on Twitter.
In this regard, Trump explained that his government plans to urgently approve the Regeneron cocktail administered to him and guaranteed that it will be distributed free of charge.
The statement was made a day after the United States Drug Agency (FDA) established criteria for approval of a future vaccine against covid-19, which makes it unlikely to be authorized before the November 3 presidential election.
The video where Donald Trump produced these statements was recorded outside the west wing of the White House, where the U.S. president was working in the oval room this Wednesday, just six days after he tested positive for covid-19.
The president’s behavior, since leaving the hospital on Monday night, has been criticized and scrutinized with particular attention at a time when the number of White House workers who tested positive for the new coronavirus continues to increase .
The United States is the country with the most deaths (210 918) and also with the most confirmed cases of infection (more than 7.5 million).