Trump’s doctor says he can return to public events this weekend
President Donald Trump’s personal physician announced on Thursday that the president is cleared to return to his public engagements after fighting the coronavirus.
“Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday’s diagnosis, and based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting, I fully anticipate the president’s safe return to public engagements at that time,” Dr. Sean Conley said. “He has completed his course of therapy for COVID-19.”
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that COVID-19 patients must wait 10 days after their symptoms appear and need to be 24 hours fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication before being around others. Trump tested positive for the virus last Thursday.
Trump seems to be ready to get back on the campaign trail. During a Fox News interview on Thursday he said he’d like to hold a rally this weekend.
“I think I’m going to try doing a rally on Saturday night if we can if we have enough time to put it together, but we want to do a rally in Florida, probably in Florida on Saturday night, might come back and do one in Pennsylvania on the following night,” Trump said.
The president again praised the care he received at Walter Reed Medical Center and said it was impossible for him not to catch the virus.
“No matter how good the security, you’re not going to protect yourself from this thing,” Trump said. “You catch this thing. It’s particles of dust.”
Trump’s critics still question why the president and his aides won’t release when his last negative COVID test was prior to his positive result. They say that’s a very important factor in when the president might have contracted the virus. Trump and his team have continuously ignored the question from members of the press.
Shortly after Trump tested positive, multiple White House staffers, three U.S. senators, and a number of other people who attended the Rose Garden Supreme Court nomination ceremony tested positive.
The president has been working from the Oval Office since Wednesday and continued working long days even while staying at Walter Reed.
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