translated from Spanish: Donald Trump begins therapy with Remdesivir against COVID-19

Washington. – U.S. President Donald Trump began antiviral remdesivir antiviral therapy against COVID-19 this Friday night after being admitted to a military hospital as a «precaution,» the White House reported.
«The president is very well. No additional oxygen required, but in consultation with specialists we have chosen to initiate Remdesivir therapy. He has completed his first dose and rests comfortably,» explained presidential physician Sean Conley.

Trump received Remdesivir after he was still given an eight-gram dose of the experimental antibody cocktail from pharmaceutical company Regeneron on The Same Friday at the White House.
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«I’m doing fine, I think! Thank you all. LOVE!!!,» Trump tweeted from Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

The White House ordered in June the purchase of virtually all production until September of the treatment of Redemsivir, of the US company Gilead, one of two medicines that have proven useful against COVID-19. The ceo of the Danish Medicines Agency, Thomas Senderovitz, then said on public television in his country that the move taken by the United States to hoard Redemsivir is bad news for Europe and for a world in the midst of a global crisis.
«I haven’t seen anything like this before. A company that decides to sell all its inventory to a single country. It’s very strange and inappropriate,» he said.

Trump was hospitalized friday afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, just 18 hours after his coronavirus positive was confirmed. Conley acknowledged before admission that the president is fatigued and some media outlets have posted that he has a fever. The White House reported that the president will be admitted to the Walter Reed «the next few days» and will work from the presidential offices of this medical center.

Original source in Spanish

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