Friday morning, while the President quarantined himself in the White House, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows stood outside, not wearing a mask himself since he tested negative of Covid-19.
“We’re hopefully more than six feet away, and if there’s any concern there from a guidance standpoint, we have protocols in place.”Chief of Staff Mark Meadows
Quickly before midnight, the President’s doctor, Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, reported on the President’s condition, saying in an update that he is doing well and has not needed any supplemental oxygen. However, specialists have initiated the antiviral medication remdesivir, which has appeared to shorten the recuperation time for some COVID patients. Conley also suggested the President’s transfer from the White House to Walter Reed to undergo consultation from Walter Reed and Johns Hopkins University.
President Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center early Friday night after news broke about his Covid-19 findings. It has put the nation into a worsening crisis as the hover of current and previous assistants to the President testing positive quickly broadened.
By early Saturday, former White House advisor Kellyanne Conway and the President’s lobby director Bill Stepien had tested positive, which followed the positive conclusions of two US legislators who had gone to Trump’s Supreme Court nomination declaration a weekend ago, and Trump senior adviser Hope Hicks on Thursday. A third Republican US senator, who didn’t go to the occasion, was diagnosed positive later Saturday morning.
From the onset of the COVID pandemic, there has been a distinction between the direction of public health specialists and Trump’s activities and a portion of his delegates. From holding huge social occasions to opposing masks, the President, his administration, and his campaign have sent clashing messages to the American public as they tried to depict a picture of solidarity and ordinariness.
According to experts, Trump and his colleagues could have done more such as “mandate masks at the White House, hold fewer large gatherings and use technology to allow staff to meet remotely,” as mentioned in a news report. Dr. Michael Mina, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, explained that “this was not inevitable, but this was the likely outcome.”
Republican senator Marco Rubio demanded more transparency from the White House.
“A significant increase in conspiracy theories & outrageous claims since the President’s diagnosis. Lies spread much faster than fact-checking. This is why we need frequent, detailed & transparent updates from @WhiteHouse. And why we should all be skeptical of outlandish rumors.”Senator Marco Rubio’s tweet
Such transparency could reduce uncertainty among the citizens.