Washington: US President Donald Trump objected to critics on Tuesday, saying that the day after Americans returned to the White House for further intensive treatment after being hospitalized for the coronavirus, they were learning how to live with COVID-19.
Trump returned on Monday night after spending nearly four days at the Walter Reed Medical Center outside Washington. He will receive the fifth infusion of the antiviral drug remdesivir as well as steroid therapy. Semisone treatment is usually only used in the most severe cases.
The Republican president ran against Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the election four weeks later. He repeatedly downplayed the disease, which has killed 1 million people worldwide. The United States has the highest number of deaths from a pandemic in the world, with more than 209,000 deaths.
“Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
According to statistics from the US government, it is estimated that approximately 22,000 people will die from influenza in the 2019-2020 season. Even before he contracted COVID-19, Trump admitted in a taped conversation with reporters that the disease is more deadly than the flu.
White House physician Dr. Sean Conley also emphasized that Trump will provide world-class medical services around the clock, and many health experts pointed out that millions of other Americans do not have access to this service.
“Don t let it dominate you. Don t be afraid of it,” Trump said in a video after his return on Monday night.
“I m better, and maybe I m immune – I don t know,” he added, flanked by American flags and with the Washington Monument in the background. “Get out there. Be careful.”
He returned to the White House with a pair of glasses made for TV and landed from a Marine Corps helicopter wearing a pair of white surgical masks until he was posing on the south porch of the mansion, waving to him and waving his hands. Take it off.
Trump has repeatedly viewed social guidance guidelines designed to curb the spread of the virus and ignored his medical advisers. In the presidential debate last Tuesday, he mocked Biden for wearing a mask during the campaign.
William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, said: “I was shocked when he said that he should not be worried about COVID.”
“If the President bounces back onto the campaign trail, he will be an invincible hero, who not only survived every dirty trick the Democrats threw at him, but the Chinese virus as well,” he wrote on Twitter.
A Twitter post by Biden showed images of himself donning a mask and Trump removing his. “Masks Matter. They save lives,” the caption read.
But Trump portrays himself as a man who overcomes disease and becomes stronger.
He wrote on Twitter: “If the president returns to the election road, he will be an invincible hero. Not only will he be spared every dirty trick that the Democratic Party throws at him, but he will also be spared from China. virus.”
Biden’s Twitter post showed himself wearing a mask and Trump removed his image. The subtitle reads: “Masks are important. They can save lives.”
White House spokesperson Judd Deere said that all precautions are being taken to protect the president and his family. Trump’s personal access will be restricted, and people near him will wear appropriate protective equipment.
A weekend later, when his doctors offered contradictory or opaque assessments of his condition, the questions surrounding Trump’s true health continued to revolve.
His doctor said that his oxygen saturation dropped a lot on Friday and Saturday and he needed supplemental oxygen, but he did not answer key questions about his lung function, blood function or the last negative test.