The fact that the doctors around Donald Trump administered synthetic Regeneron antibodies to him, the effectiveness of which is not guaranteed, raised one of the most eminent infectious diseases in Quebec.
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“Why did we give this medicine to the president?” asked the Dre Cécile Tremblay, microbiologist at the Center hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), in an interview on LCN on Sunday.
According to her, the health condition of the American president must have been worrying to justify such an experimental treatment.
“It suggests that the president was not in a very strong state, to go to this extreme even before giving the drug normally dispensed in compassionate cases, Remdesivir”, advanced the Dre Tremblay regarding Trump’s care at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
“The president did not have to be in a very good condition to be given a drug that was not yet approved,” she said.
Trump “is not out of the woods yet,” according to his medical team, but the medical team treating him for COVID-19 is “cautiously optimistic,” the president’s doctor said in a statement on Saturday evening.
“President Trump’s condition continues to develop well, he has made substantial progress since his diagnosis,” said White House doctor Sean Conley. Although[il] is not out of the woods yet, the team remains cautiously optimistic, ”he said.