Is Trump sicker than his doctors are saying? His treatment regimen raises questions

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Sean Conley, physician to President Donald Trump, gives an update on the president’s health as he is treated for a Covid-19 infection at Walter Reed Medical Center, October 4, 2020, in Bethesda, Maryland. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Trump was given dexamethasone, a steroid used for severely ill Covid-19 patients.

Sunday’s press conference on President Donald Trump’s status as a Covid-19 patient raised just as many new questions as answers, leaving many medical experts concerned that the public still isn’t getting a complete or accurate picture of the commander-in-chief’s health.

At the briefing at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where Trump is being treated, his physician, Sean Conley, said Trump’s health had improved so much, he could be discharged back to the White House as soon as Monday.

Yet the optimistic report on the president’s prognosis also came with the admission that Trump had needed supplemental oxygen on Friday for a short period because his blood oxygen saturation had dropped to worrisome levels. Conley said he’d withheld that fact on Saturday because he wanted to “reflect the upbeat attitude that the team, the…



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