Medical Experts Raise Questions About Severity Of Trump’s COVID-19 Infection

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(Reuters) – Doctors not involved in treating President Donald Trump for COVID-19 said the fact that he has been started on dexamethasone – a generic steroid widely used in other diseases to reduce inflammation – is evidence his case is severe.

Trump’s medical team on Sunday said the president was started on the steroid after experiencing low oxygen levels, but his condition was improving and he could be discharged from the hospital on Monday.

“What I heard in the news conference description suggested the President has more severe illness than the generally upbeat picture painted,” said Dr. Daniel McQuillen, an infectious disease specialist at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.

The Infectious Disease Society of America says dexamethasone is beneficial…



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