After going to the hospital with a diagnosis for Covid-19, President Donald Trump is said to be in good spirits after recieving a Regeneron injection.
Dr. Sean Conley said in a memo that the president is “fatigued but is in good spirits.”
The memo also notes that the president recieved an injection of 8 grams of the experimental drug Regeneron.
Conley also said that Trump is taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, aspirin and melatonin.
Here's more on the President Trump's treatment from NBC News:
President Donald Trump has received an experimental drug following his diagnosis of Covid-19, the White House said Friday.
"As a precautionary measure, he received a single 8 gram dose of Regeneron's polyclonal antibody cocktail. He completed the infusion without incident," Dr. Sean Conley, the president's physician, wrote in a memorandum.
The drug cocktail is a combination of two so-called monoclonal antibodies. The treatment is meant to provide the body's immune system with a temporary but immediate boost to fight off the coronavirus.
Monoclonal antibodies (or, in this case, polyclonal, because there are two in the cocktail) are made in a lab to mimic the body's natural antibodies. Antibodies act by recognizing specific germs — in this case, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 — and harnessing the immune system to fight them off.
The therapy, though still unproven, is considered by experts to be one of the most promising treatment options for the illness.
CNBC has more on the president's condition:
Conley’s memo added that first lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive for Covid-19, “remains well with only a mild cough and headache.”
“The remainder of the First Family are well and tested negative” for the virus, Conley said.
The president announced his diagnosis on Twitter early Friday morning. The prolific tweeter has since stayed off the social media platform and out of sight, with White House officials providing few updates about his health throughout the day.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who shared Conley’s latest memo, said in an earlier interview that the president is experiencing “mild” symptoms and that he remains “hard at work.”
NBC News, citing three people familiar with his condition, reported Friday afternoon that Trump has a low-grade fever.
The diagnosis comes less than five weeks before Trump faces a tough reelection fight against Democratic rival Joe Biden, who has hammered the president for failing to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.
Trump’s reelection campaign said that it will either temporarily postpone his previously scheduled events or reconfigure them to be held virtually. Biden, meanwhile, said he tested negative for Covid-19 and continued his campaign Friday, traveling to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to deliver a speech.
The president has consistantly had good spirits during the last few days.
Both Mark Meadows and Kayleigh McEnany said as much on Friday.
The good news seems to have carried over to Saturday.
Let us all all hope and pray this continues.