US media reveal: Trump’s corona disease was really that serious – politics abroad

Media all over the world reported about his corona disease for days.

But apparently the public was misled about the true health of US President Donald Trump in October. Only now is it known how serious his corona disease really was!

According to the New York Times, he was more seriously ill than the White House had admitted last year. The newspaper reported, citing four unnamed sources, that Trump’s blood oxygen saturation had dropped to critical levels before he was transferred to hospital.

Trump is also said to have had visible signs of pneumonia on X-rays, as the “New York Times” reported on Thursday (local time).

The 74-year-old Trump was brought to a military hospital by helicopter in early October 2020 because of Covid disease. According to official information, during a three-day stay there he was treated with an experimental antibody agent from Regeneron, the virus inhibitor remdesivir and the steroid dexamethasone. Experts already saw indications of a more severe course of the disease in the use of the drugs.

According to the “New York Times”, Trump’s oxygen saturation was at times only over 80 percent. Experts usually consider less than 90 percent a critical condition. Such a low oxygen saturation is one of the reasons for the use of dexamethasone. The White House had officially said at the time that Trump’s saturation had temporarily fallen to 93 percent.



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