In news just in, Donald Trump and his wife Melania have both tested positive for Covid-19. So in the last four weeks of campaigning for the US election he needs to quarantine for two weeks, will most likely survive but faces significant odds of impairment and fatigue.
The Trumps went into quarantine and got tested today after one of the President’s closest advisers, Hope Hicks, contracted the infection.
Ms Hicks, a former White House communications director who returned to the administration as a counsellor to Mr Trump earlier this year, travelled to and from this week’s presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio with him.
She was also aboard the President’s helicopter, Marine One, for a trip to Joint Base Andrews yesterday. And she was aboard Air Force One for Mr Trump’s visit to Minnesota, where he held a political rally.
With luck, he gets the asymptomatic kind of infection, (as his wife does too). We hope his doctors are fully up with things like the Florida ICAM treatment regime.
She said ICAM works by reinforcing the immune system and protecting the lungs from inflammation.
“We had no need for mechanical ventilation and the patients all survived the discharge regardless of age and regardless of past medical history,” Norwood-Williams said.
Since April, they have seen a 96.4 percent survival rate for COVID-19 patients admitted at AdventHealth Ocala.
ICAM is an acronym for the types of medications used: Immunosupport such as Vitamin C and Zinc; Corticosteroids to control inflammation; Anticoagulants to prevent blood clots; and Macrolides to help fight infection.
The fatality rate for ICAM is still 3.6% —
but it’s not clear who this applies too. (where is that data?) It appears to relate to people who are hospitalized and across all age groups, so it’s probably a great result. (Bear in mind though that Case Fatality Rates (all deaths divided by all positive tests) is running at 2.9% in Australia, and 5 – 6% in countries like France and the UK. (h/t OriginalSteve for the ICAM tip, and I’m sure there is another that I can’t find. Apologies.)
Looks like the next two debates are off. — What should happen (if only) — are written debates. It’s the best way to get to the truth and cut out the theater of “live” performances. The notion of cutting off a President while he discusses national election issues was a fantasy gift for the Trump-haters.
This will also slow down people within his core team:
According to US media, the list of people potentially exposed includes: Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, Eric Trump and his wife Lara, Tiffany Trump, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, adviser Stephen Miller, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Congressman Jim Jordan, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien and criminal justice reform advocate Alice Marie Johnson.
According to the American Council on Science and Health, the odds of death of those infected who are over 65 is 5.6%. Trump is 73 and overweight.
October 2, 2020 at 02:00AM