“Wait, wait,” Karl interrupted before Eric Trump said Americans should be inspired and proud of what the doctor calls his father’s speedy recovery from a disease that has killed more than 214,000 people and infected him. 7.7 million people in the United States alone.
“Can you clarify that you said your father just got the vaccine?” Karl asked.
“It means when he was at Walter Reed’s. The drugs he was taking, ”replied Eric Trump, adding that until his father went to the hospital,“ he felt horrible.
President Trump’s doctors said he was given a steroid in response to low oxygen levels, the antiviral drug Remdesivir and experimental antibody therapy from Regeneron.
There is no approved or licensed vaccine for COVID-19 in the United States or around the world. Several companies and research teams around the world are in a multibillion-dollar race to develop a vaccine, with the hope that it will be delivered in early 2021.
President Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 2 after announcing early this morning that he and the first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump Brings Supporters to the White House in First Event Since COVID-19 Diagnosis Christie Discharged From Hospital After COVID-19 Diagnosed Washington Post Board Urges More Health Transparency from Trump: “More spin doctors” MORE had tested positive for the coronavirus. His medics eventually admitted that the president received oxygen at the White House before being taken on Marine One to the hospital.
Eric Trump said on Sunday that the next day his father looked “wonderful,” the same day doctors said the president needed to get Walter Reed oxygen again.
“I spoke to him three times next Saturday. The guy sounded 100%. It was incredible, ”said Eric Trump.
Doctors and White House staff sent a series of conflicting messages about the president’s health throughout this weekend. The president was also criticized for leaving his hospital room on Sunday for waving to supporters while he was infected with the highly contagious virus.
On Monday, President Trump was released from the hospital, returning to the White House that evening as he climbed the stairs from the south porch to the Truman Balcony and removed his mask before entering the residence where some members of his staff could be seen.
Eric Trump on Sunday praised his father’s personal efforts to push for a vaccine, without acknowledging that doctors never said his father had taken a vaccine and instead were offered a cocktail of experimental therapies.
“It probably shows how much some of these vaccines are being created,” Eric Trump told ABC. “What my father did on the vaccine front, no one could have done. No one could have done it.