Skip Navigation

Donald Trump Has COVID-19 (Guest: Dr. Jane Orient)

October 7, 2020

Americans were stunned but not surprised when President Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19.

President Donald Trump officially has COVID-19. The First Lady and a number of his staff were also infected. President Trump was admitted into the hospital one day after the announcement and released three days later. Dr. Jane Orient talks about the course of these events, what has been a surprise and some of the possible reasons behind his care.

Dr. Orient also discusses how surprising is it that Trump got infected in the first place, how hydroxychloroquine may have helped him if he was continuing treatment, the use of two experimental anti-viral drugs when he was in the hospital and how his case may show the public that COVID is a virus that is manageable.

Article Tags
Health Care
Author
Jane M. Orient, M.D. is executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness.
janeorientmd@gmail.com @jorient
Author
AnneMarie Schieber is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform.
amschieber@heartland.org @HCPolicy