- Chloe Ganjian
COVID Hitting the White House
Recently, President Donald Trump and the first lady have tested positive for COVID-19. Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, was apparently the first person in the White House to test positive for COVID-19. On Friday, October 2nd, the president revealed through Twitter that he and the first lady both tested positive for the virus. Shortly after the news, President Trump announced that he was going to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in an abundance of caution. The President tried to remain optimistic and sent out several videos to Twitter thanking the American people for their support. According to The Washington Post, after experiencing fatigue and other symptoms, President Trump began taking a cocktail of drugs as a precautionary measure. From what we know, the president has been taking zinc, polyclonal antibodies, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and daily aspirin.
At least 22 people across Donald Trump’s White House, election campaign, and military leaders have tested positive for coronavirus. This includes senior advisor Stephan Miller, Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, and Kellyanne Conway, the former senior advisor.
The President says that he is feeling much better and extremely well thanks to the Walter Reed Medical Center. He has even said that he is ready to return to in-person rallies and debates, but whether he is still infectious remains unclear. Wishing everyone a speedy recovery.