President Donald Trump was released from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday evening after being treated for COVID-19. Following his release, Trump has shown a positive attitude and praised the front line and health care workers who provided his treatment.
“Now I’m better. And maybe I’m immune, I don’t know,” Trump said in a video statement posted to Twitter. “We have the best medical equipment, we have the best medicines, all developed recently.”
Despite Trump’s upbeat attitude, he will continue to undergo monitoring of any potential symptoms and impact the virus could have.
Trump’s treatment has included experimental polyclonal antibodies and oxygen at the White House on Friday, along with the antiviral drug remdesivir and the steroid dexamethasone while at Walter Reed, according to the New York Post.
And because he is not completely out of the woods yet, he will continue to receive additional COVID-19 treatments while working from the White House.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020
The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 7.44 million confirmed cases and 210,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.