The President of the United States is being taken to Walter Reed Medical Center, a precautionary measure in response to his coming down with the coronavirus.
President Donald J. Trump, who has recently been campaigning on the Eastern Seaboard, was taken to the military hospital and will stay in a private section reserved for US Presidents and dignitaries.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days,” Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.
President Trump is reportedly in “good spirits,” suffering only “mild” symptoms and has been given an experimental “antibody cocktail” created by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
“Following PCR-confirmation of the president’s diagnosis, as a precautionary measure he received a single 8 gram dose of Regeneron’s” drug, the physician, Sean Conley, said in a statement released by McEnany.
McEnany also noted that President Trump was taking supplementary medications, including “zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin.”
While Regeneron’s experimental treatment for Covid-19 hasn’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, a single dose was approved for President Trump.
According to Bloomberg, multiple White House staff members have been tested.
Several critics of the Trump Presidency have taken to Twitter and urged him to resign, claiming he is no longer fit to lead. Similar suggestions were made for Vice President Mike Pence (who shows no symptoms) and insinuations were made that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi should take over.
On CNN, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), suggested that President Trump’s “surrogate,” Vladimir Putin, will campaigning for him while he is quarantined.