Dr Fauci, the leading infectious disease specialist in the US response to the pandemic, gave a ‘warning’ to those caring for the president, telling CNN it was ‘still early’ in recovery of Mr. Trump.
“It’s no secret that if you look at the clinical course of people, sometimes when you’re five to eight days away, you can have a reversal,” he told the news channel.
“This is unlikely to happen. But they must be warned. He knows it, the doctors know it. And so they’re going to keep an eye on it, and they’re going to try to do it within the confines of the White House rather than a hospital, ”Dr Fauci said.
His comments came shortly after the US president returned to the White House from Walter Reed Medical Center and posted two videos to his Twitter account.
The first clip showed his return with the helicopter landing at the White House and him heading to the balcony, where he is seen quickly removing his mask.
Dr Fauci, whose message sometimes conflicts with that of Mr Trump even as they work together on the administration’s coronavirus task force, said: [are] it is going well.
” But he [Trump] certainly looks very good. You saw the way he got out of the helicopter. He looked to be in pretty good shape.
In his second video on Monday night, Trump told Americans he was feeling good and people shouldn’t be afraid of the virus.
“Don’t let him dominate. Don’t let it invade your lives. Don’t let that happen. We go back to work. I know there is a risk, there is a danger, but it’s okay. And now I’m better, maybe I’m better. I do not know. But don’t let it rule your life. Go ahead, be careful, ”Mr. Trump said in the video.
The US epidemic has recorded more than 7.4 million cases and more than 210,000 people have lost their lives.