Trump’s Condition During COVID Worse Than Acknowledged, Ventilator Was Option, Report Claims

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The former US president announced that he had been infected with COVID-19 in early October 2020, saying that he and his wife, Melania, had tested positive. Later, Trump was admitted to Walter Reed military hospital to receive treatment.

New detailes about Donald Trump’s October 2020 COVID illness emerged in a Thursday NYT report, saying that his condition was a lot worse than was announced.

According to The NYT, citing sources familiar with Trump’s health at the time, the former president had “extremely depressing” levels of blood oxygen, causing extreme concerns as it was “dipping into the 80s”, while even dropping to 90s is considered severe.

The ex-president, according to the report, “resisted” being taken from the White House to Walter Reed Hospital on 2 October, 2020. He only agreed to be hospitalized after aides told him there was a chance that the US Secret Service would carry him out if he became worse.

While Trump was receiving COVID treatment at Walter Reed, his medical team, The NYT claims, attempted to downplay the severity of his condition, particularly his physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley, who, contrary to new details, particularly said Trump’s oxygen level never dropped to the “low 80s”.

Conley, however, argued in October that he was just trying to “reflect the upbeat attitude that the team, the president, his course of illness has had”.

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