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Donald Trump is taken to Walter Reed Hospital for COVID-19 treatment


President Donald Trump, who announced he tested positive for coronavirus early Friday, is leaving the White House for the Walter Reed Military Medical Center.

He will be staying at the Bethesda, Maryland Military Hospital for a few days, where the White House said he will work while he undergoes tests.

The president will fly from the White House by helicopter later on Friday and stay in the hospital's presidential suite, which is equipped to continue his official duties.

The White House has been cautious about the state of the president. Trump tweeted just before 1 a.m. and tested positive for the virus. In the morning he was described as "mild" by his chief of staff, followed by later media reports that Trump had a fever. The President was on his way to the hospital on Friday evening.

According to ABC News, he has a fever, chills, congestion and a cough.

Trump, 74, was treated for COVID-19 with a "cocktail" of antibodies produced by Regeneron, his doctor announced on Friday. He is "tired" but otherwise in a good mood, as is First Lady Melania Trump.

"President Trump is still in good spirits, has mild symptoms and has worked all day," said press secretary Kayleigh McEnany in a statement.

Out of caution and on the recommendation of his doctor and medical experts, the President will be working in the President's offices of Walter Reed for the next few days.

"President Trump appreciates the support for both him and the first lady," added McEnany.

White House communications director Alyssa Farah confirmed that despite his hospitalization, Trump had not transferred power to Vice President Mike Pence. "The president is responsible," she said.

Pence is at the Naval Observatory where he lives. He tested negative for COVID on Friday morning.

Trump and Melania announced that they tested positive in the early hours of Friday, hours after he returned from a fundraiser at his New Jersey golf club, where he was believed to have come into contact with at least 100 people. It raised $ 5 million for its campaign that has now canceled all future events in light of the president's diagnosis.

On Friday afternoon, Trump's doctor released a statement that he had been "infused" with the antibodies – which are known to help COVID patients recover faster "without incident". He was also given zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin, and a daily aspirin. NBC cites unknown sources according to which the president also has a low temperature. Melania has a slight cough and headache.

Regeneron's shares rose after the post-trading announcement.

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A Marine One pilot wears a face mask as President Donald Trump prepares to leave the White House Friday night to go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for COVID-19

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, can be seen shortly after the White House announced that President Trump will be helicoptered to the hospital and "be working from the President's offices in Walter Reed for the next few days." after testing positive for the coronavirus disease. The White House did not elaborate on its symptoms

The helicopter that will take President Donald Trump to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday evening

The helicopter that will bring President Donald Trump to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday evening

The White House doctor shared details of the treatment Trump received Friday afternoon. Trump was given Regeneron's "antibody cocktail," which is known to help COVID patients recover faster. Melania has a cough and a headache

The White House doctor shared details of the treatment Trump received Friday afternoon. Trump was given Regeneron's "antibody cocktail," which is known to help COVID patients recover faster. Melania has a cough and a headache

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, pictured Tuesday, suffer from "mild symptoms" after being diagnosed with COVID-19. You are being quarantined in the White House

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, pictured Tuesday, suffer from "mild symptoms" after being diagnosed with COVID-19. You are being quarantined in the White House

Last photo before diagnosis: Donald Trump returns to the White House from his Marine One helicopter on Thursday afternoon, hours before it was revealed that he and the First Lady had tested positive for Covid-19. He had taken part in a fundraiser in New Jersey

Last photo before diagnosis: Donald Trump returns to the White House from his Marine One helicopter on Thursday afternoon, hours before it was revealed that he and the First Lady had tested positive for Covid-19. He had taken part in a fundraiser in New Jersey

Hope Hicks hours before her diagnosis: Hope Hicks, far right, is pictured boarding Marine One on Wednesday. The President was also on board alongside Stephen Miller, second from right, Jared Kushner, center. Her coronavirus diagnosis was announced the next day. You were on your way to Minnesota when this photo was taken. She felt uncomfortable on the way back

Hope Hicks hours before her diagnosis: Hope Hicks, far right, is pictured boarding Marine One on Wednesday. The President was also on board alongside Stephen Miller, second from right, Jared Kushner, center. Her coronavirus diagnosis was announced the next day. You were on your way to Minnesota when this photo was taken. She felt uncomfortable on the way back

A timeline of Trump's moves and who he has come in contact with over the past week. Both he and the President's aide, Hope Hicks, tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday

WHAT IS REGENERON'S ANTIBODY COCKTAIL?

Regeneron's drug cocktail REGN-COV2 contains an antibody that the company made from mice and another that was isolated from a recovered COVID-19 patient. Any of these antibodies can help neutralize the coronavirus.

The company's latest data from ongoing studies shows the drug reduced the viral load of patients who were not hospitalized and cut their recovery times by nearly half.

But it is very much an experimental treatment, and the data announced earlier this week is the first to be published from the study.

Two patients treated with the antibody cocktail had "adverse events" – adverse side effects. One of these was a "serious" adverse event, but Regeneron did not reveal any details about what happened to the patient who received a low dose of the drug.

REGN-COV2 is a duo of therapeutics in a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies (hence the differentiation of REGN-COV2 as a "polyclonal antibody"), which are antibody clones that target a specific antigen.

The couple were quarantined at the White House, but Trump is now being turned over to Walter Reed.

A White House pool reporter said, “An additional pool traveled to the Walter Reed Military Medical Center prior to the President's visit today. This information was previously not reportable. & # 39;

The announcement came after markets closed following their decline as a result of Trump's positive coronavirus diagnosis.

It will take two days for markets to reopen to give investors time to recover from the shock of the President of the United States being hospitalized for COVID.

Trump hasn't tweeted since 1:00 a.m. Friday when he revealed the diagnosis and was last seen in person on Thursday night when he came back from the fundraiser. He was due to be on a conference call with governors at 12:15 p.m. but was replaced by Vice President Mike Pence, who tested negative.

Pence told governors that Trump asked him to take his place because he tested positive but failed to elaborate on the president's condition.

Trump is at high risk due to his age and weight. He appears to have remained in good health during his tenure, but is not known to exercise regularly or eat healthily.

Joe Biden, 77, and wife Jill tested negative. The President's 14-year-old son, Barron, Ivanka and Jared Kushner, as well as House Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, have also tested negative.

On Friday night, Biden's campaign confirmed that all negative ads were running about Trump when the hospitalization was revealed.

Earlier in the day in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Biden said he and Jill were praying for the Trumps – and wearing a mask to speak during a break from previous training.

"My wife Jill and I pray that they will recover quickly and fully," he said at a campaign rally with union workers that had been relocated outside and had limited attendance.

'This is not a question of politics. It is an invigorating reminder to all of us that we are taking this virus seriously. It means wearing a mask in public and encouraging others to do it.

"We as a nation must be able to deal better with this pandemic."

He added, “For all who are struggling, including the First Family, my prayers are with you.

My prayers are with those who have died – 207,000 I think today. & # 39;

At the end of his speech, Biden said: "May God protect the First Family and every family that has to do with this virus."

Sources cited by the New York Times say the president was lazy on his way back from the New Jersey event on Thursday and fell asleep on Air Force One on Wednesday night returning from a rally in Minnesota – something extremely for the US What is unusual is the energetic president who usually spends his time on the plane watching TV and tweeting.

The Minnesota rally was also only half the length of his other rallies. Air Force One is now being thoroughly cleaned.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said it was safe for the president to attend Thursday's fundraiser.

Regeneron's shares rose on Friday following the announcement in over-the-counter trading

Regeneron's shares rose on Friday following the announcement in over-the-counter trading

There is now speculation that the suprespreader event may have been Trump's announcement of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday.

& # 39; It was considered safe for the President to go. He was socially distant.

It was an outdoor event and was considered safe by White House operations, ”she told White House reporters on Friday.

Trump is 74 years old and technically obese at 244 pounds and 6 feet 3, which puts him at greater risk of serious complications from the virus.

His chief of staff said on Friday that he was "in a good mood" and that he was not only "on duty now, but that he would remain on duty".

By Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours since the Trumps announced their diagnoses;

  • The president hadn't addressed the nation or spoken publicly since his 1 a.m. tweet announcing his diagnosis
  • The Cleveland Clinic, where the debate took place on Tuesday night, traced eleven cases to the event. It is unclear who these people are
  • Amy Coney Barrett, several people who attended the announcement of Trump's Supreme Court nomination, had tested positive for COVID-19
  • Air Force One was thoroughly cleaned after it was found that Hope Hicks, who only traveled by plane on Tuesday and Wednesday, tested positive
  • Supreme Court staff tested; It is unclear whether judges were examined
  • Barron Trump, Ivanka, Jared Kushner, Mike Pence, Joe, and Jill Biden had all tested negative
  • It was alleged that Trump came into contact with 100 people on Thursday afternoon at a fundraiser in Bedminster, New Jersey, even after experiencing symptoms such as lethargy and exhaustion
  • He decided to continue the fundraiser that raised $ 5 million for his campaign

People who attended the fundraiser said he was healthy. He spoke to supporters for 15 minutes and then asked questions for an hour.

Melania tweeted on Friday that she too had "mild symptoms" but felt "good".

Melania tweeted on Friday that she too had "mild symptoms" but felt "good".

Trump hasn't tweeted since 12:54 p.m. Friday when he announced his diagnosis

Trump hasn't tweeted since 12:54 p.m. Friday when he announced his diagnosis

There are questions about when White House staff learned that Hope Hicks – one of Trump's most trusted aides – tested positive, when Trump found out about it, and why he still went to the fundraiser with that knowledge.

& # 39; We said, "How does this guy do this? Look at this guy's stamina."

"I can't tell you how healthy he looked. I'm sure this will come and go," comedian and radio host Joe Piscopo told North Jersey.com.

John Sette, former Morris County's Republican Committee chairman, told Politico, “At first he looked 100 percent normal.

& # 39; He spoke 100 percent normally. He spoke for about 15 minutes and asked questions for an hour.

Joe Biden, 77, and his wife Jill both tested negative

Joe Biden, 77, and his wife Jill both tested negative

White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, told reporters Friday that they discovered that Hicks tested positive Thursday afternoon as the president prepared to travel to the fundraiser at his golf club around 1 p.m. Bloomberg claims the president learned of Hick's diagnosis hours earlier.

Meadows said they "pulled" Marine One, which they believed had been in close contact with Hicks, in order to limit the spread, but they allowed the president to go anyway, despite traveling with Hicks on Air Force One was on Tuesday and Wednesday and had worked with her much of the past week.

Biden wished Trump and Melania a speedy recovery in a tweet, as did his run mate Kamala Harris, who tested negative.

If Trump falls seriously ill, there are constitutional procedures in place that would allow Vice President Mike Pence to temporarily take power just weeks before the November 3rd election.

But if Trump has mild or no symptoms, the president could tout his recovery as evidence that the virus poses a less serious threat than many believe.

WH's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, told reporters at the White House Friday morning, "His first question to me was," How's the economy doing? How are the business talks going on Capitol Hill? "

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke with a mask on Friday in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He said he and Jill were praying for the Trumps

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke with a mask on Friday in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He said he and Jill were praying for the Trumps

Attendees at Thursday's event in Bedminster were asked to do COVID tests before being allowed access. Trump was not pictured at the event but was seen on Marine One (right).

Attendees at Thursday's event in Bedminster were asked to do COVID tests before being allowed access. Trump was not pictured at the event but was seen on Marine One (right).

Attendees at Thursday's event in Bedminster were asked to do COVID tests before being allowed access. Trump was not pictured at the event but was seen on Marine One (right).

Part of the event took place outdoors. Trump spoke on a podium (left) with the President's seal. But then he should have gone inside. One participant (right) said she was sitting across from him in the club

Part of the event took place outdoors. Trump spoke on a podium (left) with the President's seal. But then he should have gone inside. One participant (right) said she was sitting across from him in the club

Part of the event took place outdoors. Trump spoke on a podium (left) with the President's seal. But then he should have gone inside. One participant (right) said she was sitting across from him in the club

“The American people can be assured that we have a president who is not only on duty, but will stay on duty.

“He's in the residence now. In truth, he is probably criticizing the way I answer these questions. & # 39;

A timetable for the President's trip

Saturday, September 26th: Trump announces his election to the Supreme Court in the White House, then travels with aides like Hope Hicks to a rally in Pennsylvania.

Sunday September 27th: The President plays golf in Virginia, holds a press conference in the White House briefing room, and hosts a reception for Gold Star families.

Monday, September 28th: Trump gives a press conference and inspects pickup vehicles on the White House lawn.

Tuesday, September 29th: Hicks is on Air Force One with the President and Melania for the first presidential debate in Cleveland. Hicks leaves the jet without a mask.

The President plays with Joe Biden in a chaotic debate. Members of the Trump family do not wear masks during the debate, which is against the rules of the venue.

Wednesday, September 30th: Hicks travels with Marine One and Air Force One to a rally in Minnesota on Wednesday.

It is believed that she felt bad on the way back and was quarantined on the presidential plane to get home.

Thursday, October: Hicks tests positive.

White House aides are notified and are pulling people from Air Force One who had been in contact with her but let Trump go to the NJ event anyway.

Trump went to the event where the NY Times claims he came into contact with 100 people.

Then he returned to the WH where he was "sluggish" and tested positive.

Friday, October 2nd:

A political rally in Sanford, Florida is canceled.

There were two parts; He spoke outside of the club and then to people inside who had paid to be there.

Hicks tested positive Thursday after feeling uncomfortable on Wednesday night returning from a rally in Minnesota with Air Force One.

Meadows confirmed that the White House learned of Hick's diagnosis Thursday and that they "pulled" the people off Marine One because they might have come into contact with her.

The president left anyway. He was accompanied by Judd Deere and John McEntee. It is unclear if any of them were tested.

"With regards to Hope Hicks, we found that just as Marine One took off yesterday, we actually pulled some of the people who were traveling with it," Meadows said Friday.

These people include Dan Scavino, director of social media, and Kayleigh McEnany, white house press secretary, who have both tested negative since then.

The President was on the plane with Hicks on Wednesday night, but she kept a safe distance from him and others when she developed symptoms.

She was quarantined by others on the plane and her diagnosis was confirmed Thursday, according to an administrative official.

Trump then continued his schedule on Thursday, traveling to and from his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey to attend two campaign events.

He flew back to the White House Thursday night when it was publicly confirmed that Hicks had the virus. Hours later, Trump and Melania shared their own diagnoses on social media.

First Lady Melania, 50, tweeted: & # 39; As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are being quarantined at home after testing positive for COVID-19.

& # 39; We're feeling good and I've postponed all upcoming engagements.

"Please make sure you are safe and we will all get through this together."

The White House had previously distributed a schedule for Friday that indicated he was planning to hold a fundraiser at his Washington, DC hotel and a political rally in Sanford, Florida. That has since been canceled.

The second presidential debate on October 15 is also dubious.

Biden tweeted Friday, “Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a speedy recovery.

"We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family."

White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, spoke to reporters outside the White House Friday, insisting that Trump was in "good spirits" and would continue to be able to serve as president

The superspreader event? As of Friday, four people who tested positive for the coronavirus were identified in the White House announcement on Saturday via Amy Coney Barrett, the Supreme Court nominee for President Trump

The superspreader event? As of Friday, four people who tested positive for the coronavirus were identified in the White House announcement on Saturday via Amy Coney Barrett, the Supreme Court nominee for President Trump

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, one of Trump's greatest opponents and critics, issued a statement expressing his concern.

Who contacted Trumpf and who among them is infected

Hope Hicks, Adviser to the President – POSITIVE

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump – NEGATIVE

Barron Trump – NEGATIVE

Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner – NEGATIVE

Tiffany Trump – NEGATIVE

Eric Trump, Lara Trump – NEGATIVE

Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle – NEGATIVE

Vice President Mike Pence – NEGATIVE

Joe Biden and Jill Biden – NEGATIVE

Dan Scavino, Social Media Director – NEGATIVE

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel – POSITIVE

Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff – NEGATIVE

Kayleigh McEnany, Press Officer – NEGATIVE

Amy Coney Barrett, Supreme Court Candidate – NEGATIVE (She had the virus in the summer)

Rev. John Jenkins, President of Notre Dame, who attended the announcement of the SCOTUS candidate on Saturday – POSITIVE

Mike Lee, Republican Senator from Utah who attended the SCOTUS nominee announcement Saturday – POSITIVE

John McEntee, Director of Human Resources for the President of the White House – UNKNOWN

Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer. Giuliani had spent the weekend at the White House preparing the debates – UNKNOWN

Bill Stepien, Campaign Manager – UNKNOWN

Mitch McConnell – UNKNOWN

Lindsey Graham – UNKNOWN

Robert Ford, Abbott Laboratories CEO, who was at the White House on Monday – UNKNOWN

Admiral Brett Geroir, Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services – UNKNOWN

Alex Azar, HHS Secretary – UNKNOWN

“My thoughts are with President Trump and the First Lady and I wish them a full and speedy recovery. This virus is malicious and spreads easily. Wear a mask. Let's all take care of each other, ”he said.

The markets reacted badly after Trump's diagnosis today. Stock futures lost 1.9 percent versus the S&P 500 while oil prices also slipped. The most important European stock markets also started trading on Friday. The London FTSE 100 and the Frankfurt DAX 30 both fell by more than one percent.

"To say that this could potentially be a big deal is an understatement," the Dutch Rabobank said in a comment.

"Anyway, now everything is taking a back seat to the incredible recent twist in this US election campaign."

Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner, said it was unlikely that Hicks was the source as Trump would not have shown symptoms once she infected him on Wednesday.

It's more likely they were exposed by another source both days earlier, he said.

The President received reassuring words from Dr. Scott Atlas, a key advisor on coronavirus whose influence on the president was among leading government scientists including CDC chief Dr. Robert Redfield and Dr. Anthony Fauci, raised the alarm.

Atlas told Fox News that he expects Trump and the First Lady to make a "full, full and speedy recovery."

& # 39; There is no need to panic. It's no surprise that people get the infection even with precautionary measures. I expect a full and complete and speedy restoration of normalcy after his necessary detention. I assume that it is back on the road and in full swing, ”he said.

Atlas, who does not treat Trump as his doctor, also vouched for Trump's health.

He called Trump a "super strong man" and said he had "never seen anyone with more energy and strength, at any age, especially his age".

In a letter to McEnany, White House Doctor Sean Conley said medical professionals would be vigilant about the president's health. Since 1am on Friday when the diagnoses surfaced;

"The President and First Lady are fine at this point, and they plan to stay home at the White House during their recovery," said Dr. Conley.

“The White House medical team and I will be vigilant, and I appreciate the support of some of the greatest medical professionals and institutions in our country.

"Rest assured, I expect the President to continue his duties uninterruptedly during recovery and I will keep you informed of future developments."

Vice President Pence said, “Karen and I send our love and prayers to our dear friends, President Donald Trump and (First Lady) Melania Trump.

“We join millions across America and pray for their full and speedy recovery.

The White House Doctor, Dr. Sean Conley, sent a letter to Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany saying that the President and First Lady are fine and they promise to keep a vigilant watch.

The White House Doctor, Dr. Sean Conley, sent a letter to Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany saying that the President and First Lady are fine and they promise to keep a vigilant watch.

How does CORONAVIRUS progress and when is it life-threatening?

By Natalie Rahhal, US health editor

Most people who become infected with coronavirus develop symptoms between two and 14 days after infection, and symptoms remain mild for the first few days.

When COVID-19 becomes severe, patients worsen between the fifth and tenth days of the illness.

During this time, patients – especially older patients like Trump or those with underlying conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes – can develop breathing problems that can lead to shortness of breath if the virus attacks the lungs and oxygen levels drop.

It remains unclear when Trump was actually infected and showed signs of COVID-19. Hope Hicks was at Air Force One without a mask with the president on Tuesday. She started feeling sick on Wednesday and Trump went "lazy" Thursday before testing positive.

Coronavirus symptoms can appear similar to other respiratory infections.

Many patients, like President Trump, first notice that they are tired. You can develop a dry, persistent cough and cause a fever.

Symptoms are common, like the flu, and can include headache, shortness of breath, and body pain.

The CDC added a loss of smell or taste as a tell-tale sign of coronavirus in the summer, and recent research suggests these may be earlier, more reliable indicators of COVID-19 than a cough.

But we now know that, although coronavirus spreads like other respiratory infections – mainly transmitted when people inhale droplets expelled by someone with the virus – affects many parts of the body, including the cardiovascular and digestive systems as well Brain.

Hence, not all initial symptoms are respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or coughing.

Scientists at King & # 39; s College London have broken down COVID-19 into six different "types", with progressions from mild or moderate disease to severe:

  1. ("Like flu" without fever): Headache, loss of smell, muscle pain, cough, sore throat, chest pain, no fever.
  2. ("Like flu" with fever): headache, loss of smell, cough, sore throat, hoarseness, fever, loss of appetite.
  3. (Gastrointestinal): headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, diarrhea, sore throat, chest pain, no cough.
  4. (severe level one, fatigue): headache, loss of smell, cough, fever, hoarseness, chest pain, fatigue.
  5. (Severe level two, confusion): headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, cough, fever, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, fatigue, confusion, muscle pain.
  6. (severe level three, abdominal and respiratory tract): headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, cough, fever, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, fatigue, confusion, muscle pain, shortness of breath, diarrhea, abdominal pain.

A crucial sign of the coronavirus switching from mild to severe is the drop in blood oxygen levels.

Normal blood oxygen levels are measured between 95 and 100 percent with a pulse oximeter.

Anything below that is a worrying sign. Low blood oxygen levels are usually associated with shortness of breath and chest pain, but many doctors have reported that despite dangerously low blood oxygen levels, COVID-19 patients seem unaffected – talking, texting, and sitting in their hospital beds.

Inflammation is also a determining factor in the severity of COVID-19 infection.

As the immune system tries to defend itself against the coronavirus, the body can become inundated with cytokines, immune cells that can get messed up and cause dangerous inflammation.

This poses a particular threat to people who are overweight or who have health problems because they have higher levels of inflammation.

Some doctors also use blood tests to check for high levels of D-dimer, which may indicate a high risk of blood clots and may indicate severe COVID-19.

People over 65 get sick enough to be hospitalized about five times as often for coronavirus as people in their twenties, and are 90 times more likely to die from the infection. Men are also responsible for 70 percent of US COVID-19 deaths.

Patients who do not get seriously ill usually recover within a week to 10 days of their first symptoms.

After this period of recovery, the CDC advises that people are unlikely to have infections 10 days after their symptoms started and after 24 hours without a fever.

"God bless you, President Trump, and our wonderful First Lady Melania."

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who survived a fear of the virus in April, sent his best wishes to the President and First Lady on Twitter, saying, "I hope they both make a speedy recovery from coronavirus."

Trump's ally Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's Prime Minister, said: "Like millions of Israelis, Sara and I think of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and wish our friends a full and speedy recovery."

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyeusus, the WHO chief who has argued with Trump over Trump's handling of the pandemic, also sent the president his best wishes for a "full and speedy recovery."

Trump has accused the WHO of being too close to China and announced earlier this year that the US would cut funding for the Geneva-based body.

News of Trump's infection has drawn attention to Hope Hicks and her itinerary after the White House adviser felt ill for the first time on the way back from Wednesday's rally in Minnesota.

Along with the trip to Minnesota, Hicks had been on Air Force One for the first presidential debate on Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio.

She was discovered by DailyMail.com when she stepped off Air Force One in town without a mask.

On Tuesday, she was seen in a maskless car with White House senior advisor Stephen Miller and campaign advisor Jason Miller. She is said to have worn a mask with Trump on Marine One.

Hicks traveled with the President to a rally in Pennsylvania last Saturday where she was seen maskless and clapped in the Village People's YMCA.

Before Trump announced his positive test, he tweeted that he and Melania were in quarantine while waiting for their results because of Hick's diagnosis.

"Hope Hicks, who worked so hard without taking a little break, just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible!" Said the president.

Speaking to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday, the president described 31-year-old Hicks as a "very warm person" and suggested that she approach supporters and contract the virus.

"She is fantastic and has done a great job," said Trump.

“But it's very, very hard when you're with people in the military and law enforcement and they come up to you and they want to hug you and they want to kiss you because we did a really good job for them. And you get closer and things happen, ”added the President.

Trump said he was "surprised" to hear that Hicks, who previously served as White House communications director and re-entered the administration before the election this year, tested positive.

"She wears a mask a lot, but she tested positive," said the president.

According to the CDC, a person usually develops symptoms five days after being infected. However, symptoms can appear as early as two days after infection or as late as 14 days after infection, and the time period can vary.

All participants in the Cleveland debate were previously tested while former Vice President's wife Jill Biden, unlike members of the Trump family, wore her mask throughout.

The second debate on October 15th is now in jeopardy. Trump could be out of quarantine within 10 days if he is not showing symptoms, but if he does develop symptoms he would have to isolate longer.

In addition, the Vice-Presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris on October 7th also appears dubious as Pence will have to isolate if he has been in contact with the President.

On Thursday night, before Trump announced he had tested positive, Biden berated the president for "doing everything possible to" distract "from his" failed Covid-19 response. "

In pre-recorded remarks on the Al Smith Charity Dinner, Trump told guests Thursday night that "the end of the pandemic is in sight".

& # 39; Advances in treatment have reduced the death rate by 85 percent since April. We are well on the way to developing and distributing a vaccine before the end of the year and possibly much earlier, ”said Trump.

Biden has kept a steady lead in the polls, prompting Trump to have an increasingly aggressive schedule of campaign rallies across the country.

Hicks is the youngest in Trump's circle to contract the virus after national security adviser Robert O'Brien and White House coronavirus task force spokeswoman Katie Miller approached her.

Hicks is one of the President's most trusted and long-serving aides, serving as the spokesperson for his 2016 campaign.

Originally serving as the White House communications director, she rejoined the administration as a pre-election advisor that year.

White House spokesman Judd Deere had previously said: “The President takes the health and safety of himself and those who work for him and the American people very seriously.

WEDNESDAY: The crowd cheers as Air Force One arrives at Duluth International Airport with President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Hicks had joined the president on the trip and reportedly felt bad on the way home

WEDNESDAY: The crowd cheers as Air Force One arrives at Duluth International Airport with President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Hicks had joined the president on the trip and reportedly felt bad on the way home

WEDNESDAY: President Trump tosses hats at supporters after speaking at a rally at Duluth International Airport

WEDNESDAY: President Trump tosses hats at supporters after speaking at a rally at Duluth International Airport

TUESDAY: Members of the Trump family, including (from left) Eric, Ivanka, Tiffany, and Donald Jr., took off their masks during the Cleveland debate Tuesday night. The Cleveland Clinic asked everyone to wear masks. Biden's family followed, but Trumps did not

TUESDAY: Members of the Trump family, including (from left) Eric, Ivanka, Tiffany, and Donald Jr., took off their masks during the Cleveland debate Tuesday night. The Cleveland Clinic asked everyone to wear masks. Biden's family followed, but Trumps did not

TUESDAY: Hope Hicks was seen dismantled from Air Force One in Cleveland on Tuesday before the first presidential debate in town

TUESDAY: Hope Hicks was seen dismounting from Air Force One without her mask on Tuesday prior to the first presidential debate in town in Cleveland

TUESDAY: Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle walk the tarmac to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base before flying alongside Hicks to Cleveland for the first presidential debate on Tuesday

TUESDAY: Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle walk the tarmac to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base before flying alongside Hicks to Cleveland for the first presidential debate on Tuesday

Dow shakes off Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis

The Dow shook off Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis on Friday after an initial slump, just 100 points below Thursday, which was closed at lunchtime.

Trump announced his diagnosis at 12:54 p.m. on Twitter.

Wall Street major indexes fell on Friday when it opened and the Dow fell 280 points after President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 19 weeks before the election.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 280.51 points, or 1.01 percent, to 27,536.39. The S&P 500 opened 41.86 points, or 1.24 percent, to 3,338.94 while the Nasdaq Composite fell 243.98 points, or 2.15 percent, to 11,082.53 on the opening bell.

But at 2 p.m. on Friday, the Dow had rebounded to just 100 points below Thursday's close.

The Dow had largely recovered from an initial slump on Friday when Trump tweeted his diagnosis

The Dow had largely recovered from an initial slump on Friday when Trump tweeted his diagnosis

& # 39; White House Operations is working with the President's Doctor and the White House Military Office to ensure all plans and procedures incorporate current CDC guidelines and best practices to address Covid-19 exposure in both complexes limit travel as much as possible even in complex situations. & # 39;

Deere didn't mention Hicks by name.

Several White House employees have tested positive for the virus, including Pence's press secretary Katie Miller, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and one of the president's personal servants.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is with Trump's eldest son Donald Trump J., tested positive in South Dakota before an Independence Day fireworks display on Mount Rushmore.

Following previous cases near the President, the White House instituted a daily testing program for the President's senior staff.

On May 11, a memo to the President's staff required them to wear face-coverings and advised against unnecessary visits from other parts of the White House complex in the west wing.

"Common sense has finally caught on," said a senior administrative official at the time.

It is not known why the president's test took so long or if he was tested Wednesday night when Hicks first showed symptoms.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people who have been in close contact with a quarantine for virus patients for 14 days, White House staff are considered key contributors.

CDC's guidelines for exposed key workers allow them to return to work if they take precautions, including taking temperature readings before starting work, wearing a mask at all times, and practicing social distancing.

Trump, the White House and his campaign have disregarded other CDC guidelines and recommendations from public health officials, for the most part refusing to wear masks or practice social distancing.

Instead, Trump has continued to hold campaign events that have thousands of supporters attending.

In contrast, Biden runs a deliberately low-key campaign with social distancing at most events, no large gatherings, and conspicuous use of his mask.

Even so, Trump has consistently downplayed concerns about being personally vulnerable to COVID-19. "I didn't feel any vulnerability at all," he told reporters in May.

Trump mocked Biden during Tuesday's debate for wearing "the biggest mask I've ever seen" while pulling a face cover out of his pocket and saying he wore one when necessary.

The president had previously made fun of Biden for wearing a mask in May. He said it was "very unusual" to wear a mask outside and accused a reporter of trying to be "politically correct" by wearing one himself.

Biden called Trump a "fool" in response and said in an interview that "this macho stuff" cost lives.

Trump previously said he would "not give the press the pleasure" of seeing him in a mask while he said he had carried one away from the cameras.

He added that he could not imagine greeting "presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens" while wearing a mask.

But the president finally changed his tone in July, saying it was "patriotic" to wear a mask.

Melania had already shown in a face mask by the Americans in April and urged people to take the health regulations "seriously".

"While the CDC is investigating the spread of Covid-19, they are recommending that people wear cloth face covers in public facilities when social distancing can be difficult," Melania said on April 9.

Trump also sparked outrage and ridicule after suggesting in April that people could inject themselves with disinfectant to fight off the virus, which would be extremely dangerous.

“Then I see the disinfectant that turns it off in a minute. A minute. And is there any way we can do something like that by almost injecting it in for cleaning? Because you are seeing it go into the lungs and a huge number go into the lungs, it would be interesting to check, ”he said.

SATURDAY: Trump announces Supreme Court candidate Amy Coney Barrett (right), who debunked meetings with Republican senators later during the week

SATURDAY: Trump announces Supreme Court candidate Amy Coney Barrett (right), who debunked meetings with Republican senators later during the week

SATURDAY: From left, White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino, Advisor to President Hope Hicks, Special Assistant to the President and Tour Guide to the White House, William Russell, and Director of Staff of the White House John McEntee listen as President Donald speaks Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport, Saturday

SATURDAY: From left Dan Scavino, White House Director of Social Media, Advisor to President Hope Hicks, Special Assistant to the President and Tour Guide to the White House, William Russell, and Director of Staff of the White House John McEntee, listen while President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport, Saturday

SEPTEMBER 14: Hope Hicks sits up close with Donald Trump aboard Marine One despite wearing a mask

SEPTEMBER 14: Hope Hicks sits up close with Donald Trump aboard Marine One despite wearing a mask

At the start of the pandemic, Trump downplayed the dangers, saying in January that "we are totally in control" and in February that "it will go away".

Trump discussed the virus in an interview with Bob Woodward on March 19, admitting that "I always wanted to downplay it" – despite previously telling Woodward that the disease was "deadly stuff."

VP Pence would take power under the 25th Amendment if Trump is incapacitated

President Trump could potentially be forced to relinquish executive control to Vice President Mike Pence or be replaced on the GOP ticket altogether if he is incapacitated by Covid-19.

Trump is 74 years old, which puts him at greater risk of serious virus complications.

With the presidential election 32 days away, the positive result means the government may need to consider contingency plans in line with the Constitution should Trump get too sick to pass the race.

The 25th amendment states that the Vice President should replace the Commander-in-Chief if he cannot continue the term.

After Vice-President Pence, next in line is the House Speaker, in this case Nancy Pelosi.

The president can also temporarily transfer power if he is unable to work before resuming his duties if he is able. This happened occasionally during planned operations for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

However, the upcoming elections make matters even more difficult as the Democratic and Republican National Committees could also choose a replacement for their party's ticket should the candidate step down.

The committee could choose to nominate the vice presidential candidate or another member of its party.

The selection process would depend on the parties' respective statutes.

In this scenario, all 168 members of the RNC would have to meet to vote on Trump's replacement.

The rules require that all members – three from each state and three from six territories – cast the same number of votes as they were entitled to cast the national convention.

If the members of a particular state do not unanimously agree to vote, they split it equally and cast a third of those votes.

While this scenario is hypothetical, it would be the first of its kind as no party's presidential candidate has ever died or withdrawn prior to an election.

These comments sparked anger when they were revealed last month. Biden accused Trump of "life and death treason".

The virus has killed more than 200,000 Americans and infected more than 7 million nationwide.

There is currently no evidence that Trump is seriously ill. However, the positive test also raises questions about what would happen if he were unable to work due to an illness.

The 25th amendment to the Constitution sets out the procedures by which a President can declare that he cannot perform the powers and duties of the Presidency.

If he made that call, Trump would send a written note to the Senate President pro tempore, Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Pence would serve as the incumbent president until Trump submitted "a written statement to the contrary".

This has happened on occasion, with Ronald Reagan taking George H.W. Bush was in charge of surgery in 1985 before George W. Bush temporarily transferred authority to Dick Cheney during the colonoscopy in 2002 and 2007.

These were all short, planned transfers of power and were nowhere near a re-election campaign.

There is also a second option that has never been used: the Vice-President and a majority in the Cabinet or other legally established body can declare the President incapable of performing the powers and duties of his office. If so, Pence would immediately take over the powers and duties of the office as incumbent president until Trump could make a written statement to the contrary.

Trump's infection has also led to suggestions that the election could be delayed, but this is highly unlikely as the vote is already underway.

While the Constitution does not set an election date, postponing the vote would require an act of Congress, including support from the democratically controlled House of Representatives.

And regardless of the election date, Trump's term ends on January 20th.

If no president or vice-president is elected by then, others in the succession would take over power – although Pelosi could also be unemployed if the parliamentary elections were also delayed.

Trump joins British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as the best-known leaders in contracting the disease.

Johnson, then 55, spent an alarming three nights in intensive care at a London hospital before finally recovering while 65-year-old Bolsonaro rode out the infection at home.

When Johnson was ill, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stood in for him, although the nature of his constitutional powers was not entirely clear.

The White House offered to provide medicines for Johnson's treatment, as did the Chinese government, but London said the prime minister was receiving the best possible care from the UK's National Health Service.

Johnson attributed his experience to being overweight, and his fear led him to take action against unhealthy diets.

Bolsonaro, a former army captain who has described the virus as a "minor flu," had long downplayed the risks and predicted that he would easily survive infection with Covid-19.

The 66-year-old German Angela Merkel, who isolated herself after a doctor tested positive, and the 48-year-old Canadian Justin Trudeau worked from home after his wife's illness.

How 74-year-old Trump is five times more likely to be hospitalized than someone who becomes infected with COVID in their twenties and is 90 times more likely to die, according to the CDC

At 74, the president is five times more likely to contract the virus and 90 times more likely to die than a patient aged 20, according to CDC figures.

Trump and his wife Melania confirmed that they both tested positive for coronavirus early Friday, just hours after it was confirmed that top White House adviser Hope Hicks contracted the virus.

Trump and Hicks traveled with Air Force One several times in the past week, including to participate in the President's Shambolian opening debate against Joe Biden on Tuesday evening.

While Hicks is considered a low risk patient at age 31, Trump at age 74 has a much higher chance of being hospitalized with the virus and falling victim to its toughest symptoms.

Laut CDC-Statistiken ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass Patienten zwischen 65 und 74 Jahren mit COVID-19 ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert werden, fünfmal höher als bei Patienten im Alter von 18 bis 29 Jahren.

Patienten im Alter von Trump haben im Vergleich zu ihren jüngeren Kollegen ein 90-mal höheres Sterberisiko.

Laut CDC-Statistiken ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass Patienten zwischen 65 und 74 Jahren mit COVID-19 ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert werden, fünfmal höher als bei Patienten im Alter von 18 bis 29. Patienten in der älteren Kategorie sterben im Vergleich zu ihren jüngeren 90-mal häufiger Gegenstücke

Laut CDC-Statistiken ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass Patienten zwischen 65 und 74 Jahren mit COVID-19 ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert werden, fünfmal höher als bei Patienten im Alter von 18 bis 29. Patienten in der älteren Kategorie sterben im Vergleich zu ihren jüngeren 90-mal häufiger Gegenstücke

Pro 1.000 Menschen Mitte siebzig oder älter, die mit COVID-19 infiziert sind, sterben rund 116 – eine Todesrate von 8,6 Prozent.

Die Trends bei den Todesfällen durch Coronaviren sind seit Beginn der Pandemie klar erkennbar. Studien haben ergeben, dass das Alter bei weitem der stärkste Prädiktor für das Sterberisiko einer infizierten Person ist.

Henrik Salje, Epidemiologe für Infektionskrankheiten an der Universität von Cambridge, Großbritannien, sagte, „Alter kann nicht alles erklären“, da das Geschlecht ebenfalls ein starker Risikofaktor sei – Männer sterben doppelt so häufig an dem Virus wie Frauen.

Saljes Schlussfolgerungen werden durch Zahlen der Weltgesundheitsorganisation gestützt, wonach 1,7 Prozent der Frauen, die sich mit dem Virus infizieren, sterben werden, verglichen mit 2,8 Prozent der Männer, obwohl es bei keinem Geschlecht wahrscheinlicher ist, dass sie es bekommen.

Die zugrunde liegenden Gesundheitszustände und Gesundheitsprobleme wie Diabetes und Fettleibigkeit haben ebenfalls einen erheblichen Einfluss darauf, wie schwerwiegend ein Fall von COVID-19 sein kann.

Die CDC warnte Anfang dieses Jahres, dass jeder, der als „schwer fettleibig“ eingestuft wird, das Risiko einer schweren Reaktion auf COVID-19 erhöhen könnte.

Nach seiner jährlichen körperlichen Belastung in diesem Jahr sagte Trumps Arzt Dr. Sean Conley, Trump sei 6 Fuß, 3 Zoll groß und 244 Pfund schwer.

Der damals 73-jährige Trump hatte seit seiner letzten Untersuchung im Jahr 2019 ein Pfund zugenommen. Dies zeigte auch, dass sich der Cholesterinspiegel des Präsidenten von 196 im Jahr zuvor leicht auf 167 verbessert hatte.

Offiziell würde Trumps Größe und Gewicht einem Body Mass Index (BMI) von 30,4 entsprechen – ein Bruchteil über dem Wert von 30,0, der in der untersten von drei Stufen als fettleibig anzusehen ist.

Sein früherer Arzt, Ronny Jackson, sagte 2018, dass Trumps "allgemeine Gesundheit ausgezeichnet ist (aber) … er würde von einer fett- und kohlenhydratarmen Ernährung und von einem Routine-Trainingsregiment profitieren."

Trump, der älteste Präsident, der jemals sein Amt angetreten hat, trinkt weder Alkohol noch raucht er. Es ist jedoch bekannt, dass er Fast Food, Steaks und Eiscreme genießt, während Golf seine Hauptübungsquelle ist.

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