India OKs AstraZeneca and locally made COVID-19 vaccines By Aniruddha Goal, Sheikh Stalin, Associated Press \White House physician Sean Conley leads medical staff to give an update on the condition of ... President Donald Trump.
Trump announced he had coronavirus on Twitter early Friday morning after advisor Hope Hicks tested positive on Thursday. On Friday, less than 24 hours after announcing his diagnosis, he was flown by helicopter to Walter Reed following reports of mild Covid-19 symptoms, fatigue and a fever.
After testing positive for the coronavirus Trump was given 8 grams of Regeneration’s experimental poly clonal antibody treatment as a “precautionary measure.” The antibody drug, which hasn’t been approved by federal regulators, was provided after a “compassionate use request” was submitted to the company by the President’s doctors. Despite Meadows telling reporters Trump was not yet on a “clear path to recovery,” after the press conference, the White House Chief of Staff told Reuters Saturday afternoon the President was doing “very well,” adding that they’d “met on multiple occasions” throughout the day and that “doctors are pleased with his vital signs.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also commented on the President’s health, saying Trump sounded well and said he’s “feeling good” while the two spoke on the phone.
McConnell said the two discussed confirming Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, fighting the pandemic and the economy. President Trump outlined his long-awaited health care plan on Thursday, signing a series of executive orders he said are aimed at protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions, ending surprise billing and introducing more affordable public options.
The move comes as the Trump administration tries to overturn Obamacare in the Supreme Court after getting rid of the key enforcement tool of the law, the individual mandate, when Congress eliminated the penalty for not having insurance. The first executive order requires that health insurance companies cover all pre-existing conditions for all customers, a move he floated in August.
When asked if the administration had the legal authority to do this via executive order, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Agar said, “We will work with Congress or otherwise to ensure that they’re protected.” But Trump ’s executive order does not carry the weight of an actual law if the Affordable Care Act is struck down by the Supreme Court.
Health care has emerged as a major issue in Trump ’s first term, and in July he signed an executive order reducing the cost of prescription drugs. Washington: Donald Trump is doing “very well” in his hospital treatment for Covid-19, his medics said Saturday, but a source with knowledge of the US president's condition said his vital signs had been worrying, with the next 48 hours critical.
This leaves the possibility that he was on oxygen at the White House on Friday before being admitted to Walter Reed, and there were reports in US media, unconfirmed by AFP, that this was the case. Soon after Trump arrived at hospital, Conley said in a memo that the president was starting a course of therapeutic drug remdesivir and had received an eight-gram dose of an experimental poly clonal antibody cocktail.
The latest is campaign advisor Chris Christie, who was among several aides that helped Trump prepare for the first presidential debate that have since announced positive tests. Three senators as well as Trump's campaign manager and other senior aides are among a growing list from the president's orbit to have contracted the virus, with at least seven confirmed cases tied to an event in the White House Rose Garden last weekend.
Heightening the sense of crisis at the heart of power in America, a third Republican senator, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, announced on Saturday that he had tested positive. Former White House top aide Kellyanne Conway and Trump's campaign manager, 42-year-old Bill Stephen, have contracted the novel coronavirus.
The latter two sit on the chamber's Judiciary Committee, which is slated to hold hearings for Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's conservative nominee to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Public health experts have expressed alarm at the number of cases that appear linked to a celebration of Barrett's nomination at the Rose Garden on September 26.
The former vice president, who stood on a stage with Trump for 90 minutes during their ill-tempered first debate Tuesday, announced that he and his wife Jill tested negative Friday. Underlining his sudden advantage in the bitter race, Biden, 77, traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday, going ahead with a previously scheduled campaign stop.
However, Biden also reminded voters that he has pushed consistently for a serious approach to the coronavirus, which has killed more than 208,000 Americans, unlike his opponent who has mocked the Democrat for his rigorous use of masks. President Trump's movements at West Point commencement ceremony have fueled speculation of a medical ... issue.
Getty Images At West Point, President Trump gave a commencement speech. This is not the first time Trump has been witnessed needing to use two hands to use a glass or bottle of water, as seen in November 2017.
The difficulty Trump is possibly having walking down a ramp caused much speculation in the press. Trump tweeted, “The ramp I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail, and most importantly, was very slippery.
Trump had an impromptu visit to Walter Reed National Medical Center in November 2019. The purpose of the visit was described by the White House press secretary at the time, Stephanie Grisham, as Trump getting a head start on his annual physical exam during a “free weekend” due to “anticipating a very busy 2020.” Trump ’s annual exams are usually in January or February.
Second, there has been speculation that Trump ’s unscheduled visit to Walter Reed in November 2019 was not for a routine physical. It was written by 27 psychiatrists and psychologists, who detail what they see as Trump ’s mental state causing a danger to the nation and to individuals.
Trump has waved his arms during the national anthem like he was conducting an orchestra, advocated for police brutality, rage tweeted, spread conspiracy theories even when a deceased woman’s family asked him to stop, and disputes his poll approval numbers while there are nationwide protests against police brutality, amongst other behaviors. In addition, there continues to be a lack of disclosure about Trump ’s November 2019 impromptu visit to Walter Reed.
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Is deeply upset by his father’s decision to drive around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last night with members of the Secret Service while he was infected with COVID-19. “Don Jr. thinks Trump is acting crazy,” one of the sources told me.
The stunt outraged medical experts, including an attending physician at Walter Reed. “Don Jr. has said he wants to stage an intervention, but Jared and Ivanka keep telling Trump how great he’s doing,” a source said.
One area where the family seems united is over the president’s manic tweeting early Monday morning. Trump has been prescribed drugs that medical experts say can seriously impair his cognitive function.
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The Environmental Protection Agency has completed one of its last major rollbacks under the Trump administration, changing how it considers evidence of harm from pollutants in a way that opponents say could cripple future public- health regulation. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is expected to formally announce completion of what he calls the “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule in an appearance before a conservative think tank on Tuesday.
The new rule would require the release of raw data from public- health studies whose findings the EPA uses in determining the danger of an air pollutant, toxic chemical or other threat. “This really seems to be an attempt by Wheeler to permanently let major polluters trample on public health,” said Benjamin Levi tan, a senior attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund advocacy group.
The EPA has been one of the most active agencies in carrying out President Donald Trump ’s mandate to roll back regulations that conservative groups have identified as being unnecessary and burdensome to industry. But undoing them would take time and effort by the incoming Biden administration, which also has ambitious goals to fight climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions and lessen the impact of pollutants on lower-income and minority communities.
And if the rest of the administration operates with Plain’s proven efficiency and belief that government must deliver for people, it’s possible that we can emerge from the deadliest period for Americans since World War II in a few months. And having a president who will not only defend the Affordable Care Act but actively seek to expand Medicaid in all 50 states and enroll every eligible family will save countless lives.
And progressive champions like Warren, Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and their supporters deserve immense credit for popularizing ideas like education loan forgiveness and fighting to get Biden on board. Jason Settler, a writer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors and host of “The Got Show” podcast.