US credibility crisis over Trump's health

US credibility crisis over Trump's health
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5 October 2020
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Washington, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) A credibility crisis floats today in the United States due to contradictory statements about the health of President Donald Trump, issued by the White House medical team.
 
Last minute reports from the CNN network indicate that the president in his treatment is supplied with low levels of oxygen but remains in a high feverish state.

Meanwhile the BBC network report notes that a press conference by the president's medical team on Saturday only created confusion rather than clarity.

That day, Dr. Sean Conley said that President Trump was evolving favorably after being diagnosed as positive for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

The BBC says that the timeline was further clouded by the revelation that the president received antiviral treatment 48 hours before the announcement that he tested positive.

During his appearance Conley tried to provide a positive image of Trump's condition, although he was reluctant to comment on whether he received oxygen to help him breathe.

Minutes after the press meeting with the medical team, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows showed a very different tone, telling the assembled press that 'the president's vital signs during the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be vital in terms of their care.'

In addition to concerns for the health of Trump and his wife, there is an alarm about the health of eight other people close to him, with whom he was in contact and who in recent days contracted the disease.

Those close to the president who have been infected include his campaign manager, Bill Stepien, his campaign adviser, Chris Christie, his former adviser Kellyanne Conway, the president of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Ronna McDaniel, Republican senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis, John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame University, and Hope Hicks, Trump adviser.

Until now, the mixture of messages about the situation creates confusion and a credibility crisis, and until now it is unknown how and where the president contracted the disease, given his refusal to follow the indications of experts to avoid contagion, including the use of a mask.

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