Upon arriving at the White House after a 3-day stay at Walter Reed Medical Center, Donald Trump gave the thumbs up to supporters and reporters then, despite still being highly contagious removed his mask for a photo op.
Trump left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday evening after a three-day stay connected to symptoms from COVID-19.
Many health experts have spoken out to state that Trump left the hospital far too soon and by doing so could make his situation far worse.
Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s personal doctor stated on Monday during a press briefing that Trump would “be surrounded by world-class medical care 24/7.”
Just hours before his release from the medical center, Trump tweeted that he would “be back on the Campaign Trail soon!!! The Fake News only shows the Fake Polls.”
During his press briefing, Dr. Conley stated that there was no established timeline for Trump beginning in-person campaign events again. “As far as travel goes,” Conley said, “we’ll see.”
Also, on Monday it was announced that Trump’s Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Later in the day, McEnany stated that she was not experiencing any symptoms.
“As an essential worker,” McEnany said, “I have worked diligently to provide needed information to the American People at this time. With my recent positive test, I will begin the quarantine process and will continue working on behalf of the American People remotely.”
Before his release from Walter Reed on Monday, Donald Trump tweeted that he was “feeling really good!”
“Don’t be afraid of Covid,” Donald Trump continued. “Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
Several Republicans that attended an event in which Trump nominated Judge Any Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court have tested positive for the coronavirus. White House advisor Hope Hicks, former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Melania Trump, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie all of whom attended the event have tested positive for COVID-19.
After Trump’s arrival back to the White House, it didn’t take him long to take to Twitter to start spreading misinformation, once again.
In fact, Twitter censored his post, saying his Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information.
If you scroll Trump’s Twitter page, here’s what you will see:
The tweet in question by Trump said:
Unlike the flu, there are no proven antiviral treatments for COVID-19
Not to mention, people who contract the virus stand a far greater risk of death than those who get the flu, which are facts cited by the World Health Organization.
WHO also states the COVID-19 is 10 times deadlier than the H1N1 swine flu strain.
The death rate for flu is about 0.1%. The current best estimate for the coronavirus is 1%.