Trump given experimental drugs for COVID-19 treatment, remains ‘fatigued’
WASHINGTON — The White House doctor says President Donald Trump remains “fatigued but in good spirits” after contracting COVID-19 and has been injected with a special combination of drugs.
Trump is being treated with an experimental antibody cocktail for the virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans and now has spread to the highest reaches of the U.S. government. In addition to the antibody cocktail, the president has also been taking zinc, vitamin D, melatonin and a daily aspirin.
Trump tweeted early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump were suffering “mild symptoms” of the disease after testing positive.
The statement said Melania Trump has a mild cough and headache, while the rest of the first family tested negative and are doing well.
Trump, who has downplayed the seriousness of the pandemic all year, announced his positive test after attending a Thursday fundraiser knowing he had been exposed to an aide who had tested positive.
BREAKING: President Trump, who is infected with COVID19, has received a single 8 gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail, according to this statement from the White House. The President has been, in addition, taking zinc, vitamin D, melatonin & a daily aspirin. pic.twitter.com/RGlcETN2RM
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