I’m getting a lot of questions about how fast COVID19 progresses:

I’ve seen 90 year olds test + and not have a sniffle for days.

I’ve seen 40 year olds come in stable and VERY rapidly decompensate.

There’s a lot of speculation right now. But the realm of possibilities IS vast.
I don’t know the specifics of the President’s case - but the American public should.

Maybe it’s all an abundance of caution? Or not.

Point being he could be stable. Or not. This virus is always fickle & sometimes ferocious.

I wish him a speedy recovery. And we need more info.
This timely transmission just in!

Reportedly not on supplemental oxygen.

Remdesivir started.

‘Doing very well’. https://twitter.com/presssec/status/1312234451657805824
The initial FDA EUA in May limited remdesivir use to patients receiving supplemental oxygen.

This changed in the updated Aug 28 EUA: Remdesivir "may be effective for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in all hospitalized adult and pediatric patients."
Again, I don't know that this tells us much.

It may be the kitchen-sink approach. Remdesivir isn't innocuous, but it's pretty well tolerated.

And every ER doc knows that VIPs don't always receive 'better care' - but they often get MORE care. More tests, more treatments.
If steroids are started in the coming days, that's an indication of more concerning moderate-severe illness.

Otherwise, it's still speculation until we have more details.

Let us wish him and everyone else struggling with this disease all over the world a peaceful rest tonight.
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