Donald Trump’s doctors keep keep trying to create the illusion that Donald Trump’s condition is improving, by insisting on Day 2 that he’s doing well while admitting that he was doing poorly on Day 1, only to turn around and insist on Day 3 that he’s doing well while admitting that he was doing poorly on Day 2. So what’s really going on?
Trump’s doctors now admit that Trump has ongoing oxygen level issues, and that he’s still taking Remdisivir while now also taking dexamethasone. The latter is particularly concerning, as it’s only recommended for serious coronavirus cases, when there’s a fear that it’s moving to the lungs. Yet Trump’s doctors also insist that Trump is somehow doing great and he could be discharged as soon as tomorrow.
None of this adds up, and we’re not the only ones who see it this way. Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN says that Donald Trump’s doctors are “hiding things” from the public. Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding tweeted that he’s “worried” about Trump’s condition because “The WHO makes clear that dexamethasone is only for ‘patients with severe and critical COVID19′” – and he pointed out that coronavirus patients who are ill enough to need dexamethasone tend to have a 25% death rate.
The bottom line is that whatever is going on with Donald Trump’s coronavirus, the public is being wildly misled. That’s unacceptable. If the sitting President of the United States does have a 25% chance of being dead by the end of the month, the public has right to know this. And the potential side effects from dexamethasone (including hallucinations) are debilitating enough that if Trump is taking it, he should have temporarily invoked the 25th Amendment.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report