Trump Given Supplemental Oxygen On Friday, Confirms White House Doctor

Trump had high fever and breathlessness on Friday and had to be given supplemental oxygen for close to an hour, before being shifted to a hospital

Raghav N

October 5, 2020

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Amidst confusion about the health condition of United States President Donald Trump, his doctor, Sean Conley confirmed that Trump was given oxygen support on Friday.  During a public address, Conley said that the president, who is currently recovering from COVID19, experienced a drop in oxygen on two separate occasions, one on Friday and then again on Saturday.

According to the doctor, Trump had high fever on Friday late morning, with his oxygen levels contracting to below 94%. He was administered supplemental oxygen for close to an hour and then shifted to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The medical team did not clarify if a second round of oxygen was given to Trump.

As per the statement, the 74-year-old leader was reportedly given Dexamethasone, a drug prescribed to patients with severe Coronavirus infection. He will hopefully be discharged by Monday.

Ahead of his Japan trip, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said that he spoke to the president and the latter was in great spirits and recovering well.

Trump, who had previously criticized and downplayed the risks of COVID now seems to be taking all the necessary precautions. In a video released by him, he said that he has learnt a lot about the virus after contracting it.

On Sunday, he was seen with a mask in his black car in a motorcade outside the hospital, as he surprised his supporters and waved to them, who in turn waved 2020 flags back at him.

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