Trump’s oxygen level drops, given steroid as battle against coronavirus continues




US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump is being treated with dexamethasone, a steroid that’s given to patients with severe or critical Covid-19, in order to help their lung function

Despite this, Dr Sean Conley says the team was planning for Trump to potentially be discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center as early as Monday, to continue his course of treatment at the White House

The US President has had two dips in his oxygen saturation level since Thursday – one episode where it fell below 94% and another where it was below 93%

Dr Conley recommended the president be given supplemental oxygen. Although Trump was adamant that he didn’t need it, he was given oxygen.

On Friday Trump was up and out of bed, but it was decided that he should go to Walter Reed

Asked why he didn’t reveal Trump had received oxygen earlier, Dr Conley said: “I was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude of the team… The fact of the matter is, he’s doing really well.”

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