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After mixed messages from White House, Trump said to be improving but next 48 hours 'critical'

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The source, who asked not to be identified

He's been identified - everyone knows exactly who it is!

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I bet Trump is wishing he had listened to the experts and taken the precautions they were screaming on his ear to take.

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Which of the conflicting reports to believe. Chaos and deceit: a legacy of the Trump era.

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Trump’s doctor, an osteopath of all things, cannot be the one giving news briefings anymore. He has lost all credibility. We need a specialist who is treating Trump, who has no political concerns to get in the way, to tell the American people what’s going on with the President. The osteopath briefing was a chaotic disaster of misinformation and evasion.

After 1353 days of lies from the Trump administration, it was probably unrealistic to expect them to start telling the truth now.

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He’s not tweeting. This makes me think he’s not doing well.

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From testing positive to hospitalization in 24 hours. Let's think about this. Even the doctors are political pawns.

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lets hope its not terminal...

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I have no doubts he will recover not because he is resilient as Boris Johnson says but because as President of the United States, he will receive the best possible medical attention. The question remains whether Trump will learn anything from this. You bet only a visit to the ICU like it happened to Bojo in April would make Trump learn something. if he gets better with only mild symptoms, he would just dismiss it as only sniffles.

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I bet Trump is wishing he had listened to the experts and taken the precautions they were screaming on his ear to take.

It ain't necessarily so: the old, inveterate narcissist would rather be given a state funeral with a Washington "Trump Memorial" than be given a room with no view in the pen.

The doctors and experts know their options and would be wise not to listen to Trump's boastful ravings like, "I feel like I could walk out of here today." His Covid condition will likely be curable - his narcissism never.

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The question remains whether Trump will learn anything from this. You bet only a visit to the ICU like it happened to Bojo in April would make Trump learn something. if he gets better with only mild symptoms, he would just dismiss it as only sniffles.

I don't know if Trump will think like that, who knows, but I don't think that will change Trump's view overall. He has always said, you should wear a mask if you want, now whether he will do it more or not remains to be seen. But the article is a bit over the top and yes, the next 48 hours is crucial, but so far by most reports the President is not showing any serious COVID symptoms to the point where doctors are alarmed and because they are giving him lots of vitamin D3, Zinc and other newer drugs and having the best medical staff on the planet it would seem he will pull through nicely, now Chris Christie is someone the doctors are more concerned about given the guys health history.

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But the article is a bit over the top and yes, the next 48 hours is crucial, but so far by most reports the President is not showing any serious COVID symptoms to the point where doctors are alarmed 

You are trusting anonymous sources. Hilarious. Kind of like how you constantly flip-flop on polls being credible.

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9 infected so far in the GOP Washington cluster-is this what he meant by draining the swamp?

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What? Polls and the media have nothing to do with this. I'm trusting the words of some of the most credible doctors around, not the media left or right, just the medical physicians that are working hard on the President.

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Getting information from the doctors via the media but the media has nothing to do with this. Yeah, that makes sense.

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One thing's for sure. We can't rely on the anodyne public utterances of Conley or the White House doctors.

Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff (the unidentified source?) is quoted as saying:

... Trump went through a "very concerning" period on Friday (local time) and the next 48 hours "will be critical" in his care...

Whereas Conley...

repeatedly refused to say whether the President ever needed supplemental oxygen, despite repeated questioning, and declined to discuss exactly when he fell ill. Dr Conley also revealed Mr Trump began exhibiting "clinical indications" of COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon, earlier than previously known.

I'm one of those who hope Trump recovers in time to be soundly beaten at the election. But it looks like if we just listen to Conley, we''re not going to get much of an idea of whether that will happen.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-04/donald-trump-coronavirus-concerning-period-48-hours-critical/12729740

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trump’s followers suddenly have a lot of faith in doctors.

The ones who told people to wear masks.

News coming out is that trump knew by Wednesday that he was positive, he still attended events and infected others .

Unbelievable.....

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Getting information from the doctors via the media but the media has nothing to do with this. Yeah, that makes sense.

Breaking CNN report: Trump: I'm feeling much better now.

Fantastic news!

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Breaking CNN report: Trump: I'm feeling much better now. 

Fantastic news!

You’re trusting CNN now. Yet another flip-flop.

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No, I trust the doctors handling our President, I was just pointing out how painful it was for CNN to put that statement out, I'm sure Bezos is not happy his paper will have to do the same as well as the NYT. Lol

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Bass:. I'm trusting the word of some of the most credible doctors around.

Except Fauci.

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CNN also reported Meadows saying next 24 hours are critical for trump.

trump followers probably missed that.....

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No, I trust the doctors handling our President, I was just pointing out how painful it was for CNN to put that statement out, I'm sure Bezos is not happy his paper will have to do the same as well as the NYT. Lol

It’a not painful to report for true news organizations. I’m also not sure how you know how these organizations feel. Conservatives seem to be all about feelings. Lol.

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Watched the latest trump video, his breathing was labored, he was leaning forward for support and looked scared!!!

I wish his team would speak the truth for once.

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Except Fauci.

To a point, yes.

trump followers probably missed that.....

No, but if Trump says he feels much better, that's a huge indicator he'll be fine given the fact that he's already had the virus for 8-9 days about.

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It’a not painful to report for true news organizations.

Thank you!

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News coming out is that trump knew by Wednesday that he was positive, he still attended events and infected others .

If this is true it’s almost treasonous.

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Latest video of Trump made him look like a friendly person - such a contrast! At the same time, he’s become a real live lab test with all the cocktail of experimental drugs he’s getting, I wonder if that is a sane protocol or if he asked for it ? Giving experimental still non approved drugs to the president of the United States indicates a despaired move.

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Trump tweeted praise for the medical staff at Walter Reed, and other institutions...

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. How ironic that he is being treated at a facility funded by the public. Basically public national healthcare.

He's been hell bent on making sure the general public doesn't get the same benefits. A hypocrite to the utmost extreme.

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Misinformation and lies are the hallmarks of a dictatorship, trump is turning America into one!!!

What? Yeah, sure. LOL

But if he died of the virus

'If' but he won't now. Looks like he now has the anti-bodies to fight this virus, fantastic!

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As soon as the body is attacked by a virus, it starts producing antibodies to fight that virus. This doesn’t mean the antibodies will win the fight.

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Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. How ironic that he is being treated at a facility funded by the public.

The people fund the very people that protect the nation, their cities and streets and put their lives on the line every single day and now we see the effects of that when you take that funding away, you have chaos!

Basically public national healthcare.

He's been hell bent on making sure the general public doesn't get the same benefits. A hypocrite to the utmost extreme.

Very different taking care of the leader of the nation or any nation over the impossible care of taking and being responsible of giving quality care for over 320 million people (plus liberals want 40 million rough estimate illegals )to receive healthcare as well from cradle to grave, will never happen and is impossible to implement, not if want to completely bankrupt the system, the ACA is struggling as it is already.

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This administration does nothing but lie.

Tye doctor said Trump was 72 hours into treatment, that would put his treatment starting 24 hours before he was supposedly diagnosed with Covid-19. He later tried backtracking by playing on words by saying Trump was diagnosed by an Accurate test 48 hours ago.

That means the quick test showed positive 72 hours before started treatment but Trump went on to his fund raiser and meeting people without mask until the 2nd accurate test also came back positive.

Imagine these rich donors paying $250,000 each to meet him, if they get sick and Trump knowing went to meet them with covid-19, the White House may be facing some serious legal issues.

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As soon as the body is attacked by a virus, it starts producing antibodies to fight that virus. This doesn’t mean the antibodies will win the fight.

Doesn't mean that they will lose the fight either and going by the doctors and what the President is feeling, he'll God willing be back on the road again soon.

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I bet Trump is wishing he had listened to the experts and taken the precautions they were screaming on his ear to take.

7.6 million Americans have contracted the virus. It’s a pandemic. Even Progressives contract the virus. People cannot lock themselves into a room for the duration. Other people have to work to make it possible for daily life to go on. When you order a package of essentials from Amazon, the logistics to get that package to your basement require others to take risks on your behalf.

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People cannot lock themselves into a room for the duration. 

Why is it that precaution = lock yourself up? If you look at Japan people are living almost normally: trains are still packed, everybody is masked and everybody use hand sanitizers and extremely low casualties. Would America had followed these basic rules, maybe things would have turned differently ?

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Four days ago trump made fun of Biden for wearing a mask.

Today the country’s in a crisis because of his lack of intelligence.

He is doing to the country what he did to his businesses, taking uninformed risks and losing heavily.

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If everyone at the WH events had worn masks, we wouldn’t be spending millions of dollars on public healthcare treating trump and his band!!!!

It would have cost a few cents to save millions!!!

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Doesn't mean that they will lose the fight either and going by the doctors and what the President is feeling, he'll God willing be back on the road again soon.

As I was saying yesterday, Bass, he is likely to survive at his age and health, but that doesn't mean he will necessarily get over it easily. You did suggest that he would throw it off like a cold, but what we are hearing is that his condition is a bit worse than we first heard.

At his age, this may knock him out for a month or two, but as long as he takes it easy, he should be fine by November.

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He is also taking an experimental treatment, Regeneron's REGN-COV2, one of several experimental COVID-19 drugs known as monoclonal antibodies, as well as zinc, Vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and aspirin...

He seems to taking about every drug under the sun that'll treat everything from hair loss, stomach ulcers, to jet lag, yet somehow his musing of intravenously taking disinfectants didn't make the list? Strange. Suppose that happened to be overlooked by Sean Conley?

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How fitting the doctors downplay the very serious condition Trump is in, almost like misleading the public into denying reality.

Hmmm, sounds kinda familiar don't it?

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I'm trusting the words of some of the most credible doctors around

Now, you're trusting doctors?

That's interesting.

Which doctors, though - there's conflicting news as to Trump's health.

https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-54402127

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And how exactly does an individual that has contributed more to the chaos over the lack of proper response and resources to the coronavirus thread in America, now get access to the latest and greatest experimental drugs for treating covid-19?

Where is the fairness in that?

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I wonder how Trump feels now about being "locked up" in Walter Reed, the hospital for "suckers" and "losers"? The best outcome for Trump's condition would be that after his brush with the grim reaper he emerges from the hospital chastened and changed, humbled and cured of his arrogance, ready at last to make amends like Scrooge for a lifetime of selfishness and deceit by working to give ALL the American people affordable full coverage health care. Let us pray!

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Whatever skills Sean Connolly has, lying doesn’t seem to be one. He did it so badly, it was comical.

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Now, you're trusting doctors?

That's interesting.

Which doctors, though - there's conflicting news as to Trump's health.

I go by the 7 top doctors that are working with him who's highest priority is to get him back on his feet again, those are the medical doctors we watch and get updates from.

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Stupid actions have consequences.

Hope he gets over it soon and it was a big enough shock to get him to grow up and tell his cult followers to grow up.

Put a mask on.

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The campaign is over - done - finished...

Trump held a super-spreader event that so far has infected 14 people - and put at risk all three branches of our government...

He showed he isn't capable of even protecting his family or close associates - how could he even begin to protect the American people...

The virus is the No. 1 voting issue for Americans - and this preventable mass infection shows that Trump can't protect those he cares about most from a disease he admitted was "a killer" "deadly", and "like the plague"...

He ought to pack it in now and save some of his campaign money for the fines he will surely get for both the bank/tax fraud and illegal payoff indictments that are coming...

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The changing, and at times contradictory, accounts created a credibility crisis for the White House at a crucial moment

Got a good chuckle out of this line. Why would they change their trademark now?

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Trump fan’s determine the credibility of experts just like they determine the credibility of everything else: If it is pro/supportive of Trump, it is credible beyond reproach; if it is anti/unsupportive of Trump, it lacks any credibility whatsoever.

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we know Trump is a tad overweight,

The word is obese. Don't downplay the perils of obesity.

but given the fact that the man doesn't have other pre-conditions is a vital to his speedy recovery.

Why would he have pre-conditions to his own recovery? Bizarre statement.

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If he wants, if he doesn't his choice, hasn't changed my outlook and position on mask wearing,

The guy knew he had been exposed and still went to events without masking up and that completely disregards the health and safety of other people at the same events. Nobody in their right mind would set foot in the same room as Trump if they knew he wasn't going to be wearing a mask.

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Mark Meadows just sai that trump had a fever yesterday and his blood oxygen levels dropped rapidly.

So everyone except Meadows was lying!!!

Unbelievable!!!

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I wonder whether Trump actually did take hydroxychloroquine. If he did and he's in hospital now, the majority of doctors and medical scientists who'd said the drug is unproven have been shown to be right.

And Trump's keyboard warriors who parroted him saying it's a cure once again were wrong.

Trump says he is taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52717161

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He’s not tweeting. This makes me think he’s not doing well.

Well, he's got to make it look real. There's only one outcome that will make me believe he really has COVID-19.

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> Mark Meadows just said that trump had a fever yesterday and his blood oxygen levels dropped rapidly. So everyone except Meadows was lying!!!

And now they bounced back as the update from the doctors have just said.

Fantastic!

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I wonder whether Trump actually did take hydroxychloroquine. If he did and he's in hospital now, the majority of doctors and medical scientists who'd said the drug is unproven have been shown to be right.

And Trump's keyboard warriors who parroted him saying it's a cure once again were wrong.

What? Nonsense! No one knows exactly what Trump is taking, that's a guarded secret.

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If he doesn’t care enough to protect his own family why on earth would you think he cares one bit about anyone else’s?

Hope he recovers and becomes fit enough to face the consequences coming.

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No one knows exactly what Trump is taking, that's a guarded secret.

Why should it be secret?

The public has the right to know. Be it hydroxy, regeneron, oxygen, bleach or light.

The secrecy surrounding his medical health/treatment is akin to something out of the DPRK.

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The next 48 hours 'critical'…..Matron will be livid, President Trump is out of bed !

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Statistically the ninth day is the most crucial time. Hope like anyone infected he goes through this hardship.

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What? Nonsense! No one knows exactly what Trump is taking, that's a guarded secret.

If that’s a closely guarded secret, then surely so is his state of health.

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As I mentioned yesterday, the irony of this goes entirely off the scale...

Trump has done nothing but ignore, downplay, and minimize the dangers of the virus, knowing the negative impact it would have on his reelection chances - even after admitting to Woodward that the virus was "a killer" and "deadly"....

He constantly said it was "just the flu", it "will magically disappear", and "it hardly effects anyone"... But the virus doesn't disappear - it remains - and in fact it is now resurging...

So Trump's last hope of changing the narrative and deflecting attention away from the virus for the remaining 30 days until Nov 3rd is the SCOTUS nominee - so he has a large Rose Garden event to ensure it gains lots of attention and fills up the media airspace for the next several weeks...

But what happens? He disregards all safety and health protocols from his own CDC, and the announcement turns into a super-spreader event that has so far infected himself, his wife, and 12 other people...

The event he hoped would overshadow the virus instead turns into a major health emergency that guarantees COVID is front and center for voters during the election...

And it's all his fault...

I didn't believe in karma before, but I do now...

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While individuals of all ages can develop severe illness from COVID-19, experts say Trump’s physical size and age put him at a much elevated risk of complications from the virus. According to the Mayo Clinic, these complications include “pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury and other viral and bacterial infections.”

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Why should it be secret?

It's always been like that for the majority of world leaders, I don't make the rules.

The public has the right to know.

Yes, but then again, we said the same about the ACA and Pelosi said, you'll know it when we sign it, the book is bigger than 6 bibles stacked, who has the time to read through all that, even the Dems didn't do that, so do we have the right to know, we do, will the government always level with us when our leaders are sick when they know or adversaries want to know as well? They won't and for that exact reason.

The secrecy surrounding his medical health/treatment is akin to something out of the DPRK.

We have money and the best medical facilities for the President, the NoKos don't.

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I think Trump and his cronies made this charade up. Why, it's because he can use this event as an excuse for losing the election to Biden. Trump does not like being the president and this is a way out. IMHO

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Trump’s physical size

In other words, built like a bloody elephant. No hamberders for you.

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If he wants, if he doesn't his choice, hasn't changed my outlook and position on mask wearing, if people want to wear one, their right and if others don't, their right as well. All these other world leaders got sick wearing masks so, not buying it.

It sounds like you are under the false idea that a mask is to primarily protect the person wearing the mask. Masks are worn to help prevent the spread of the virus from the wearer, should they be infected, to others. If Trump had worn a mask how many of those close to him, including his family, wouldn’t have been infected?

Not wearing a mask is just selfish! And if Trump knew he was infected and still attended an event, especially without a mask, it’s criminal!

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But what happens? He disregards all safety and health protocols from his own CDC, and the announcement turns into a super-spreader event that has so far infected himself, his wife, and 12 other people...

The event he hoped would overshadow the virus instead turns into a major health emergency that guarantees COVID is front and center for voters during the election...

And it's all his fault...

I didn't believe in karma before, but I do now...

Seems like they'll all (Christie is a concern though) pull through and the best part is, they won't get it again, so that is once again fantastic news.

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and the best part is, they won't get it again, so that is once again fantastic news.

And again completely false. There is reliable evidence that antibodies begin to decline after recovery and it is possible to become infected again. Developing immunity is not guaranteed.

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Seems like they'll all (Christie is a concern though) pull through and the best part is, they won't get it again, so that is once again fantastic news.

Everyone certainly hopes they all “pull through”, but it’s far too early to be making such predictions. A critical time is from 7-10 days after showing symptoms. That is still to come.

Also, reinfection is a very real possibility. It has been shown to happen quite often and no one knows for sure yet how long the antibodies produced by the immune system last.

It’s also very possible that someone with antibodies that might protect them are still able to spread the virus, especially when not wearing a mask.

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And again completely false. There is reliable evidence that antibodies begin to decline after recovery and it is possible to become infected again. Developing immunity is not guaranteed.

But the chances overall are still lower and that's good.

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We have money and the best medical facilities for the President,

But not for the people.

Who matters more?

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Why should it be secret?

It's always been like that for the majority of world leaders

Uh, replace "leaders" with "dictators and tyrants", and you'd be correct...

I didn't believe in karma before, but I do now...

Seems like they'll all (Christie is a concern though) pull through and the best part is, they won't get it again, so that is once again fantastic news.

"They'll all pull through"... Hmmm....same thing you said about Herman Cain...

Trump holds super-spreader event that infects himself, his wife, and 12 others. Trump's health deteriorates to the point he has to be hospitalized. He's over 70 and obese. He can't campaign, can't go to rallies, his campaign chairman is also infected - all 30 days before the election.

Trump supporters: "Hey, fantastic news!"

More evidence that delusion and panic is everywhere in Trump-world...

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But the chances overall are still lower and that's good.

Quite a significant downgrade from “fantastic”.

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But not for the people.

Every world leader gets the best healthcare, as leaders, heads of State that's kind of a given.

Who matters more?

We all do, but that's just the plain facts of life, world leaders will always get the best care, won't quibble if it's right or wrong, the fact is, that won't change.

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We all do, but that's just the plain facts of life, world leaders will always get the best care, won't quibble if it's right or wrong, the fact is, that won't change.

The people can bring about change. Regime change.

Some of these leaders seem to forget that the people are the nations, not the leaders.

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Uh, replace "leaders" with "dictators and tyrants"

That also includes Democrats and Marxists.

"They'll all pull through"... Hmmm....same thing you said about Herman Cain...

Caine had stage 4 cancer and I never said he was going to pull through

Trump holds super-spreader event that infects himself, his wife, and 12 others. Trump's health deteriorates to the point he has to be hospitalized. He's over 70 and obese. He can't campaign, can't go to rallies, his campaign chairman is also infected - all 30 days before the election.

No, Trump is doing better than expected, so he should be out and about in 10-12 days and he can still do his rallies online.

Trump supporters: "Hey, fantastic news!"

Yes, indeed.

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The people can bring about change. Regime change.

Hasn't happened in Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea or China....

Some of these leaders seem to forget that the people are the nations, not the leaders.

Yes, but it doesn't matter in the sense that we know this, but the leaders presiding over their nations will always get the best treatment.

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Four days ago trump made fun of Biden for wearing a mask.

Today the country’s in a crisis because of his lack of intelligence.

He is doing to the country what he did to his businesses, taking uninformed risks and losing heavily.

Just all this concern and frenzy...Interesting.

During the riots, there wasnt any concern for COVID, none at all. Trying to understand; its an on/off kind of thing?

Now the Walter Reed press briefing was sunny and full of hope...but uh oh..you dont want that. You want that doom and gloom. Economy to fail, burn it all up, and Trump in serious condition, on the ventilator.

What a joke.

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What? Polls and the media have nothing to do with this

totally agree. the media and the scientist have been tell Trump for months what was required to combat this virus, he didnt listen didnt wear a mask didnt social distance and now he has it. The only fault of his infection is himself.

“I had no choice,” said Trump, lol

hes the president he can do what he wants in terms of rallies, campaign trail, fundraising events, just another one of his pathetic excuses

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Uh, replace "leaders" with "dictators and tyrants"

That also includes Democrats and Marxists.

And Republicans and fascists...especially the current one in the WH...or, Walter Reed...

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/03/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-walter-reed/index.html

"They'll all pull through"... Hmmm....same thing you said about Herman Cain...

Caine had stage 4 cancer and I never said he was going to pull through

Sure you did...you downplayed the seriousness and said he'd get better....Newsflash: He didn't...

Trump holds super-spreader event that infects himself, his wife, and 12 others. Trump's health deteriorates to the point he has to be hospitalized. He's over 70 and obese. He can't campaign, can't go to rallies, his campaign chairman is also infected - all 30 days before the election.

No, Trump is doing better than expected, so he should be out and about in 10-12 days and he can still do his rallies online.

Not what Meadows is saying...."The President's vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery," the source, whom the New York Times and the Associated Press identified as White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, told White House pool reporters after the briefing from his doctors.

Trump supporters: "Hey, fantastic news!"

Yes, indeed.

A true alternate reality....Trump passes away next week - his supporters: "Fantastic news - he'll have his military parade now"...

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but given the fact that the man doesn't have other pre-conditions is a vital to his speedy recovery.

He has plaque build up in his arteries, in other words heart disease.

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Sure I want Mr. Trump to recover. I want him to witness losing the election followed by multiple indictments from the Manhattan DA and New York State AG. He deserves a trip to Rikers Island before he takes his final trip with the Grim Reaper.

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totally agree. the media and the scientist have been tell Trump for months what was required to combat this virus, he didnt listen didnt wear a mask didnt social distance and now he has it. The only fault of his infection is himself.

Stupidity and selfishness. If the anti-maskers only put themselves at risk, it would benefit society in that it would raise the average IQ, but these idiots spread it to others and take up the time of medical professionals and use up resources.

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Trump has access to some of the worlds best doctors. But will he use them or the loonies he’s been using to push his political line? I guess we’ll soon see if he actually believes the crap he’s been pushing.

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During the riots, there wasnt any concern for COVID, none at all.

Yes there was. Let’s stick to reality mmkay?

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I'm fully convinced Trump supporters would go to his rallies even today,

I would go and wouldn't be afraid, i'm younger, healthy, fit and so I wouldn't panic.

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Wow, a kinder and and more gentle Trump? Poised to win the election.

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Trump has access to some of the worlds best doctors. But will he use them or the loonies he’s been using to push his political line? I guess we’ll soon see if he actually believes the crap he’s been pushing.

Excellent point. I expect all the Trump supporters here would prefer Trump be treated by Dr Immanuel rather than his personal physician or the specialists at Walter Reed...

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/29/politics/stella-immanuel-trump-doctor/index.html

So, in addition to remdesivir, they'd also want Trump to take some alien-DNA infused HCQ...

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Hi Busby,

Just curious. A month later now, how many of those students died? How many were hospitalized?

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Sure, that's what these college students said...

A few college student are allowed to have their own personal opinions, that is the great thing about America.

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sorry Jimmy. Proof is in the pudding.

Like Trump's condition improving, Im sorry this happened to you.

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Just curious. A month later now, how many of those students died? How many were hospitalized?

Don't know - why don't you ask their parents...

Excellent point. I expect all the Trump supporters here would prefer Trump be treated by Dr Immanuel rather than his personal physician or the specialists at Walter Reed...

We prefer that liberals continue to speculate while the President recovers, helps pass the time away.

Speculate? You mean like this Liberal?

No, Trump is doing better than expected, so he should be out and about in 10-12 days and he can still do his rallies online.

So, Dr Immanuel treating Trump - yes or no?

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Readers, please cut out the acrimony. Please comment on what is in the story and do not bicker with each other.

The lack of live rallies will hurt Trump during the election, but he only has himself to blame.

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sorry Jimmy. Proof is in the pudding.

?

I have said from the start that I want Trump to recover, and hope that this situation can drive some common sense into boneheads not following commonsensical rules.

Wishing Trump ill-health is low, trashy and vulgar. Don’t sink to these levels.

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Toasted Heretic - Why should it be secret?

The public has the right to know. 

You could ask one of ex-FBI director Comey's leakers/spys for more information.

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So basically, he is doing well, is in good spirits, never been better, didn’t need any oxygen because it’s for wimps, is taking drugs that he doesn’t need, and doesn’t know why people keep using the O word when talking about his weight. And he feels good. And it’s none of your business anyway.

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So, Dr Immanuel treating Trump - yes or no?

She's not his doctor. Their only connection is he re-tweeted her approval of Hydroxychloroquine, which is a proven winner.

Guess who are alive today because of it? Your heroes Tom and Rita Hanks!

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Neither Tom nor Rita Hanks are in their seventies or OBESE. They always had a higher rate of survival.

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Some cynics are claiming his hospital stay is an attempt to boost prices of shares he has, that soon he'll be out of hospital claiming it was the miracle drugs. That he owns shares in. Given his history selling snakeoil ...

Trump COVID-19 treatment: President had stakes in Regeneron and Gilead, makers of antibody cocktail, Remdesivir

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/10/03/trump-walter-reed-treatment-president-regeneron-gilead-remdesivir/3610111001/

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I would go and wouldn't be afraid, i'm younger, 

This contradicts the story you have painted of yourself on these threads.

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Some cynics are claiming his hospital stay is an attempt to boost prices of shares he has, that soon he'll be out of hospital claiming it was the miracle drugs. That he owns shares in. Given his history selling snakeoil ...

Trump COVID-19 treatment: President had stakes in Regeneron and Gilead, makers of antibody cocktail, Remdesivir

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/10/03/trump-walter-reed-treatment-president-regeneron-gilead-remdesivir/3610111001/

those investments are from 2017, Townsend. You conveniently omitted this little tidbit from the article cited;

Trump’s subsequent disclosure forms, including his 2020 form signed July 31, did not list Regeneron or Gilead.

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P. Smith - You’re trusting CNN now. 

CNN spokesmodels provide only mostly political, emotional, claptrap. Even a blind dove sometimes finds a pea.

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Neither Tom nor Rita Hanks are in their seventies or OBESE. They always had a higher rate of survival.

This is very true, but to Trump's credit, he never smoked or drank, doesn't have heart disease or any lung problems historically, so those are all positive factors going in his favor.

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One of the most alarming realizations I had upon hearing the President and First Lady were stricken with a deadly virus was that there was no way I could find out the facts of the situation. I never doubted Walter Cronkite when I was younger, but I no longer trust “the news.”

James Woods

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I think Trump and his cronies made this charade up. Why, it's because he can use this event as an excuse for losing the election to Biden. Trump does not like being the president and this is a way out. IMHO

If this is fake I do not believe its all just for having an excuse for losing. If its fake and just an October Surprise I think its for the sympathy vote. Trump cannot afford to lose and will do anything to stay in the White House. And he will be extra dangerous if he remains because then he will be gunning for a third term and who knows what he will do to get it?

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The other glaring irony in Trump getting infected is the fact that he is getting world class healthcare at Walter Reed - all on the taxpayer's dime...

All the while paying no tax (or only $750) and doing his best to take away healthcare from ordinary Americans over the past 4 years...mostly his low-income supporters...

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I wish him a very lengthy recovery.

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Trump cannot afford to lose and will do anything to stay in the White House. 

And why wouldn't he? Any incumbent would.

The other glaring irony in Trump getting infected is the fact that he is getting world class healthcare at Walter Reed - all on the taxpayer's dime...

Yes, we all pay for our leaders in government and if we have a Democrat President, I won't like it, but that doesn't matter because that will never change.

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So the First Lady is at the Whitehouse. Does she have a doctor? Has anyone checked in on her? Does she get medicine too?

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I wish the Trump family all the best.

Donald Jr. was explaining what his dad is like which is to say he is a working machine and he really a truly loves America and the American people.

President Trump is a fighter for the American people and free thinkers around thr world . We love his spirit and positive thinking and attitude.

We wish President Trump a speedy and healthy recovery.

President Trump 2020!

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We wish President Trump a speedy and healthy recovery. 

President Trump 2020!

Exactly!

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This is very true, but to Trump's credit, he never smoked or drank, doesn't have heart disease or any lung problems historically, so those are all positive factors going in his favor.

Unless you have access to his medical records you cannot claim that.

Ronnie Jackson claimed trump would live to 200. I wouldn’t want Ronnie to be my doctor!!!

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