As the mainstream media and social media explode with assumptions and suppositions over the President and First Lady testing positive for COVID-19, his former White House physician says that the President will not only continue to work, but will emerge on the other side with immunity to the virus.
Retired US Navy rear admiral, Dr. Ronny Jackson, who served as physician to the president from 2013 to 2018, was plain spoken when he spoke of the President’s health, saying that the President presented as “asymptomatic” even as claimed to feel the mild effects of a flu.
An asymptomatic diagnosis means a patient has been infected with the virus, but you never exhibit symptoms of disease. Studies from around the world vary, but the number of asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 infection range from 35 percent to 50 percent, according to the CDC.
“Once he tests negative twice, you know, he should be safe to go back to, you know, to his normal routine, and that will be well before the next debate,” Jackson said. “We have to remember that he is in great physical health otherwise.”
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJackson4TX) October 2, 2020
President Trump doesn’t have any co-morbidities or underlying conditions, and at age 74 with no other complicating factors, he should recover quickly, Jackson added.
Trump’s current physician, Dr. Sean Conley, issued a statement that read, in part, “The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.”
“The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country’s greatest medical professionals and institutions,” he added. “Rest assured I expected the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.”
Since this article was published it was reported that President Trump now has a low grade fever.