Dr. Fauci warned that Trump's coronavirus recovery could soon go into 'reversal'

Dr. Fauci warned that Trump's coronavirus recovery could soon go into 'reversal'

October 6, 2020
  • Trump's health could go "in the wrong direction" in the next few days, Dr. Fauci has warned.
  • He told CNN that the conditions of some people infected with the coronavirus goes into "reversal" five to eight days into the course of the illness.
  • Trump left the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday evening to return to the White House.
  • White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said Trump was healthy enough to leave Walter Reed but "may not entirely be out of the woods yet."
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President Trump is still in the early stages of the coronavirus and his condition could yet go into "reversal," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has warned.

Speaking to CNN on Monday evening, Fauci said that while Trump looked "fine" when he was filmed last night leaving the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to return to the White House, "it's no secret" that some people see their conditions worsen around a week into the course of a COVID-19 infection.

Trump publicly announced his positive test last Friday and was admitted to Walter Reed on the same day.

"He looks fine as you can see the way he looked when he came out of the hospital," Dr. Fauci told CNN.

"The issue is that he's still early enough in the disease that it's no secret that if you look at the clinical course of people sometimes, when you're five to eight days in, you can have a reversal. A reversal meaning going in the wrong direction and getting into trouble.

"It's unlikely that it will happen, but there need to be heads up for it."

Doctors earlier Monday said Trump's condition had improved after several therapeutic COVID-19 treatments.

Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician appeared to echo Dr. Fauci's warning, saying said Trump was healthy enough to leave the facility where he had spent three days but "may not entirely be out of the woods yet."

Conley said Trump would be taken to the White House medical unit where he will continue his treatment.

Trump removed his face mask when he arrived at the White House on Monday evening, flouting medical advice designed to protect others from those who are infected with the virus.

He then shared a video on Twitter echoing misleading claims about the virus that he previously made in several Monday afternoon tweets, telling Americans not to be afraid of the virus that killed more than 200,000 Americans.

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