US President, Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday night October 5, after leaving the military hospital where he was receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19.
He immediately ignited a new controversy by declaring that despite his illness the nation should not fear the virus that has killed more than 210,000 Americans.
Taking to his Twitter handle on Monday night, Trump told his over 80million followers on the platform ” Do not be afraid of Covid,” and that he feels “better than he did 20 years ago!”
What Donald Trump didn’t tweet was that he’s getting one of the best Covid-19 treatments available.
According to Trump’s personal physician, Dr. Sean Conley, Trump received a combination of three drugs – Regeneron’s experimental antibody therapy, remdesivir and dexamethasone.
Regeneron’s experimental antibody therapy reduces levels of coronavirus and has shown promising results in a trial involving 275 patients but the drug hasn’t received authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration to be uses by the general public.
The drug is being produced by the Biotech company Regeneron pharmaceuticals and was given to Trump’s doctors after receiving a “compassionate use” request .
Shares of Regeneron surged 7% Monday October 5, bringing the stock’s year-to-date gain to more than 60% after Trump’s Monday revelation that he will be leaving the hospital.
According to a journal published by Mayo Clinic recently, for most people, “getting access to not-yet-approved drugs through a compassionate use request can be a long and challenging process.”
The process involves meeting a lot of requirements and involves a lot of documentation, which is time consuming and can discourage a sick person’s family from pursuing that course.
According to the White House press secretary, Trump received the drug on Friday one day after he tested positive for COVID-19.
“Of course, this is the President of the USA. He is going to get the kitchen sink thrown at him medically, offered all there is — whether it’s authorized under emergency use or not, in the case of the antibody treatment,”
Famed pidemiologist Dr. Seema Yasmin said in reaction to news of Trump’s treatment;
“But then there are (almost) 210,000 Americans who have died over the past few months because the pandemic response has been so bad. And they certainly didn’t get access to this kind of treatment.”
“The President might be the only patient on the planet ever to receive this particular combination of medicines,” said Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine at George Washington University said to CNN on Monday.
Through out the pandemic Trump has been trying to downplay Covid-19 and even after he, his wife Melania and many of his cabinet members tested positive for the virus last week, he continued to downplay it as he left the Walter Reed Military hospital where he has been undergoing treatment on Monday to the White House, then removed his mask as the press took photographs of him in front of the White House.
Experts say the drug Renegeron, alongside Remdesvir could have it’s side effects and disadvantages.
The antiviral can cause side effects such as anemia, liver toxicity and kidney toxicity.
Remdesivir is administered by injection, so patients are hospitalized when getting the five-day course but Trump’s medical team allowed him go to the White House on Monday evening to finish the treatment.
Trump has an in-house White House Medical Unit, “where he’ll be surrounded by world-class medical care,” his physician Dr. Sean Conley (pictured below) said.
Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid that can reduce inflammation was also administered to him.
The drug is usually not used unless the situation is severe meaning Trump’s doctors must have worried for his life to give him the drug.
“Some patients who have benefited from dexamethasone still die less than a month later”, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine at George Washington University said.
“We know that dexamethasone does reduce the risk of mortality. That comes from data from a trial called the Recovery trial,”
“But to show you what the stakes are, the patients in that trial who received dexamethasone and derived a benefit still had a 23% 28-day mortality rate. So almost a quarter of the patients treated with dexamethasone were dead by a month out,” Reiner said.
“So the only conclusion one can make from this triple therapy is that the President’s physicians feel that he’s in grave danger.”
Trump’s Doctor, Conley said the president seemed well enough to leave Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday evening. But he is still concerned Trump could fall I’ll again.
“That’s why we all remain cautiously optimistic and on guard, because we’re in a bit of uncharted territory when it comes to a patient that received the therapies he has so early in the course,” Conley said.
Trump’s health put the US election in jeopardy as data shows people within his age range are the most likely to gravely affected by Coronavirus. But he is recovering…..and he is recovering fast.
Trump will battle Joe Biden this November to determine the next White House leader for the next four years.
OAP Toolz recounts her experience after she, her husband and almost everyone in their home tested positive for COVID19
OAP Tolu Demuren aka Toolz took to her Twitter handle to reveal that she, her hubby, Captain Tunde Demuren, and almost everyone in their home recently tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
In a Twitter thread, Toolz revealed that her greatest worries were her children who were fortunately not affected by the virus. Thankfully, she, her hubby, and everyone else have been retested after they were treated and the new test results came back negative.
Her tweets read
”Feeling super thankful to God today! This time last month, we were going through a very scary period! Almost everyone in our house (including myself) tested positive for Covid-19.
I was just about to return to work after my maternity, and it all started with Captain complaining of ‘malaria-like’ symptoms. He had them for a few days, and didn’t seem to get any better…so we ended up taking him to hospital.
He had taken a Covid-19 test a few days before which was negative, so I thought it was a bad case of malaria. He was admitted with malaria and a bacterial infection we were told. After being given intravenous antibiotics and other meds he still wasn’t getting better.
I decided to move him to a different hospital, and they tested again, and he ‘blew up’ the test according to the doctor. My body went cold, and my first thought was ‘OMG the babies!!’. Then a short while later, I thought about myself. I did a rapid test, and it was positive.
Neither of us initially had the common symptoms- no coughing, no breathing issues…although I later lost my smell and taste. Captain was in hospital for a week and this was around the time of the Lekki shooting, so I was doubly terrified.
My main fear was the babies…especially our youngest son as he was just about 3 months old. We didn’t test them, but I was certain they had Covid too as we literally kiss and cuddle our boys every day. The doctor assured us that they wouldn’t be affected.
Thank God the doctor was right, other than a sneeze here & there, our babies were perfectly fine. I was generally ok too, just scared. Once you get that positive result, you get all these random symptoms you didn’t have before. My back would hurt…I’d be like hmmm corona oo
The weirdest thing was the taste and smell thing. Everything Captain had tasted bad, he’s a foodie so that was strange. One of my super powers is my sense of smell…and it just gradually faded. I actually put a bottle of bleach under my nose one day and…nothing.
I kept waiting to fall ill, and it didn’t happen. I started thinking I had indaboski blood, but then I had 2 days where I felt like I had the worst hangover in the world, then there was some fatigue, but I was generally ok.
Captain on the other hand felt super rundown, couldn’t keep food down, had cramping all over and a bunch of other symptoms. After a week, he came back home, and we finished our isolation period together.
After 2 weeks we all retested and were all thankfully Negative. Thanks to Almighty God for seeing us through, a big thank you to the doctors that looked after us… especially Dr Majekodunmi of Eurocare for the constant reassurance, and for taking my a million and one calls
I’m super thankful I didn’t get it while I was pregnant. Imagine I travelled to have my baby, came back, did a 7 covid tests, and it was the 8th that was positive. The craziest thing was that a week before I legit told someone that there’s Covid in Lagos anymore. Silly me”
Psychic who predicted Covid-19 pandemic and Trump’s defeat warns pandemic ‘will last until 2022’
A self-proclaimed psychic and regression therapist has warned that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic could last until 2022.
Nicolas Aujula has claimed he foresaw the Covid-19 pandemic and has offered a mixed prediction for the next year over the continued fight against the virus.
The 35-year-old from London claims he receives his predictions from visions that are at times “very literal”, while on other occasions can be “symbolic”, and dreamlike and more open to interpretation.
Nicolas claims he foresaw global protests, an “influenza” disaster, and even the fall of Donald Trump from office as US President before 2020 began.
Speaking to The Mirror, Nicolas has delved into the future again to suggest what he thinks will happen to the coronavirus pandemic in the coming year.
He told the publication: “One thing people have asked me about a lot this year is the coronavirus.
“I have visions of it plateauing after the new year and infection rates being right down to the point where they are under control by the spring.”
However, he added a caveat, stating: “But, I predict that the panic and restrictions around the virus will go on until 2022.”
Nicolas claims he had an “overwhelming” out of body experience when he was 17-years-old in which he saw all of his past lives, which included being an Egyptian queen, a maid, a deer, a lion, and even an extraterrestrial from another galaxy.
While he says he had experienced psychic powers since he was a child, it was this vision during his later teenage years that prompted him to abandon plans to study economics and history at university and instead train as a past life regression therapist.
Nicolas has revealed how he foresaw the disasters of 2020 as long as two years ago.
He explained: “Back in 2018, the word influenza kept coming to me. It stuck in my mind, as it’s not a word I’d use. If I was talking in everyday life, I would just say flu.
“I saw it as a global disaster, linked to meat or livestock.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has been compared to the Spanish flu outbreak, hence the word influenza and some people think it originated at a wildlife market in Wuhan, China.
“I also envisioned the defeat of Donald Trump. The US election was obviously very neck-and-neck, so it was surreal seeing my vision come true when Joe Biden finally took the lead.”
He has also claimed to have predicted Black Lives Matter protests, Ariana Grande’s 2020 Grammy Awards dress, and health services around the world being under strain.
143 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
143 new cases of Coronavirus were ecorded in Nigeria on Friday November 20, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-70, Kaduna-25, FCT-22, Ogun-11, Plateau-4, Oyo-4, Ekiti-3, Osun-2, Edo-1, Kano-1.
There are now 65,982 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,165 deaths have been recorded. 61,782 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.