Virtually two weeks after President Donald Trump introduced that he and the first lady tested positive for the coronavirus, Melania Trump has revealed that their son, Barron, additionally contracted COVID-19.
The primary girl shared her private expertise with the virus in an essay posted to the White House website on Wednesday, in addition to her fears over her son’s security, though he examined destructive at first. “Naturally my thoughts went instantly to our son,” she wrote. “To our nice reduction he examined destructive, however once more, as so many dad and mom have thought over the previous a number of months, I couldn’t assist however suppose ‘what about tomorrow or the subsequent day?’”
“My concern got here true when [Barron] was examined once more and it got here up optimistic.”
She expressed gratitude that Barron is “a robust teenager” who remained asymptomatic, and wrote that he has since examined destructive. The primary girl additionally shared a silver lining to the First Household all getting sick directly: “In a method I used to be glad the three of us went by this on the identical time so we may care for each other and spend time collectively.”
She acknowledged that COVID-19 has had a graver influence on hundreds of thousands of American households, nevertheless, as more than 216,000 people have died, and hundreds of thousands have misplaced their jobs. “I additionally thought concerning the lots of of hundreds of individuals throughout our nation who’ve been impacted by this sickness that infects individuals with no discrimination,” she wrote. “I need individuals to know that I perceive simply how lucky my household is to have received the kind of care that we did. If you’re sick, or when you’ve got a cherished one who’s sick — I’m pondering of you and will likely be pondering of you day by day. I pray for our nation and I pray for everybody who’s grappling with COVID-19 and every other sicknesses or challenges.”
Melania Trump described her personal sickness as a “curler coaster of signs,” which included physique aches, complications, a cough and excessive fatigue. “I selected to go a extra pure route when it comes to drugs, opting extra for nutritional vitamins and wholesome meals,” she wrote.
Alternatively, President Trump was taken to Walter Reed Nationwide Army Heart as a cautionary measure. He was handled with Regeneron Prescribed drugs Inc.’s
experimental neutralizing antibody cocktail, Gilead Sciences Inc.’s
remdesivir, and the steroid dexamethasone. The latter is usually used to deal with severely in poor health COVID-19 sufferers. Trump was additionally given supplemental oxygen no less than as soon as, his doctor Dr. Sean Conley confirmed, and the president was additionally taking zinc, vitamin D, an acid reducer, melatonin and aspirin.
As of Monday, the White Home physician stated the president had tested negative for COVID-19 on consecutive days utilizing a more moderen speedy check from Abbott Laboratories
. He’s set to look in a city corridor on NBC this Thursday in a competing time slot against Joe Biden
The primary girl disclosed in her essay that she has additionally now examined destructive, and hopes to renew her duties quickly. “Thanks to everybody who reached out, and supplied properly needs and prayers for our household,” she concluded. “You stay in ours as properly.”