President Donald Trump on Saturday praised workers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and said he’s “feeling well” as he battles COVID-19.
“Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are AMAZING!!!” Trump, 74, said from the center in Bethesda, Maryland, about 15 miles from the White House.
“Tremendous progress has been made over the last 6 months in fighting this PLAGUE. With their help, I am feeling well!” Trump added.
While the first lady remains at the White House with mild symptoms, Trump was flown via helicopter to Walter Reed on Friday afternoon for further monitoring and treatment.
Trump was experiencing symptoms including a fever but has been fever-free since Friday morning and the other symptoms are “resolving and improving,” his doctor, Sean Conley, told reporters outside the medical center during an Oct. 3 press briefing.
Treatments Trump has received include Remdesivir, zinc, and famotidine, a heartburn medicine. Remdesivir is an antiviral that has shown some success in speeding hospital discharge for COVID-19 patients.
Trump is on a five-day course of the antiviral, Conley said.