Eventually, he was directed to an emergency room in his town, which was waiting for him. He received an infusion of the drug on Monday. He feels a lot better, he says.
Mr Trump and Mr Christie, a longtime friend of his former governor of New Jersey, obtained the antibodies before they were approved by the FDA Dr Caplan, the medical ethicist, said he did not He had no problem with Mr. Trump, 74, getting therapy – he is, after all, the President, “a special person to himself.”
But Mr. Christie’s attack seemed extraordinary. Mr Christie, 58, was offered participation in a Regeneron clinical trial but turned it down, a person familiar with his treatment said, fearing he would be given a placebo. Instead, he received the Eli Lilly treatment. He is overweight and has asthma, so may have been a good candidate, said Dr Caplan, while questioning whether patients in a similar situation would have gotten the drug.
Dr Carson, 69, received the Regeneron cocktail after it was approved, then took to Facebook last month to say he was ‘desperately ill’ from the coronavirus until the president intervened.
“President Trump was monitoring my condition and cleared me for the monoclonal antibody treatment he had previously received, which I am convinced saved my life,” he wrote, adding that “We need to prioritize comparable treatment and care for everyone as soon as possible. . “
Mr. Giuliani’s treatment is less clear. Calling ABC Radio on Tuesday from his hospital bed, he specifically said he was given two drugs – remdesivir, which has FDA approval for the treatment of Covid-19, and dexamethasone, a steroid.
But he also said he received the same “cocktail” of treatment as the president: “Exactly the same, his doctor sent me here; he convinced me, “Mr Giuliani said of Mr Trump’s doctor, adding:” The minute I had the cocktail yesterday, I felt 100% better. It works really fast, wow.