Trump Could Experience The Worst COVID Symptoms In The Next Week - 2020-10-05
Just three days after President Donald Trump was taken by helicopter to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment for COVID-19, he has been discharged back to the White House. "He's met or exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria," Trump's personal physician Sean Conley told a press briefing shortly after 3 p.m. ET.
But doctors on the front lines of treating patients with COVID-19 told BuzzFeed News that it is still too early to assume that he is on a certain road to recovery. Months of clinical experience have shown that the disease sometimes flares up dangerously in the second week of symptoms, even in patients who had seemed to be doing well.
"Clinicians should be aware of the potential for some patients to rapidly deteriorate one week after illness onset," the CDC warns in its clinical guidance for managing patients with COVID-19, last updated Sept. 10.