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Doctors say President Trump could be released from the hospital as early as Monday

2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago Sunday, October 04 2020 Oct 4, 2020 October 04, 2020 9:26 AM October 04, 2020 in News - Local
By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's team of doctors says he is doing well after his COVID-19 diagnosis and could be discharged as early as Monday to continue his treatment. 

Dr. Brian Garibaldi, a specialist in pulmonary critical care, said Trump received a second dose of the experimental drug remdesivir along with a first dose of dexamethasone Saturday and isn't showing any side effects "that we can tell." 

He said Sunday that Trump is "up and well" and the plan was to have him "out of bed" Sunday as much as possible.

Garibaldi and Trump's doctor, Dr. Sean Conley, said if things continue to go well, Trump will be able to return to the White House on Monday to continue his five-day course of remdesivir treatment and other appropriate therapy.  

A small group of Trump supporters gathered outside the hospital on Sunday, some waving large blue Trump flags and others holding smaller American flags and Trump-Pence reelection signs. The song "God Bless the U.S.A." played in the background, occasionally interrupted by the supportive honking of a car horn, as the group waved the flags and paced back-and-forth outside the entrance to the military installation. A much larger group had gathered Saturday night cheering for the president.

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