WH Physician: Trump is ‘No Longer Considered a Transmission Risk’
President now meets CDC's COVID-19 transmission risk criteria
White House physician Dr. Sean Conley has declared President Donald Trump now meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s criteria of not posing COVID-19 transmission risk to others in a newly updated memo on Saturday.
The memo from the White House physician stated:
“This evening I am happy to report that in addition to the President meeting CDC criteria for the safe discontinuation of isolation, this morning’s COVID PCR sample demonstrates, by currently recognized standards, he is no longer considered a transmission risk to others."
“Now at 10 days from symptom onset, fever-free for well over 24 hours, and all symptoms improved, the assortment of advanced diagnostic tests obtained reveal there is no longer evidence of actively replicating virus."
"In addition, sequential testing throughout his illness has demonstrated decreasing viral loads that correlate with increasing cycle threshold times, as well as decreasing and now undetectable subgenomic mRNA,” it added.
The memo concludes: “Moving forward, I will continue to monitor him clinically as he returns to an active schedule.”
NEW: Dr. Sean Conley, the president's personal physician, says Pres. Trump is no longer at risk of spreading the coronavirus and has been "fever-free for well over 24 hours." https://t.co/4SDboWDKwH pic.twitter.com/mv5oEAY2gP— ABC News (@ABC) October 11, 2020
The update comes just over a week after Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center after experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
The president received a number of treatments, including Remdesivir, Dexamethasone, and an antibody cocktail.
Trump was released three days later after physicians determined he showed signs of improvement.
The memo comes just days after the Commission on Presidential Debates stated it would not reconsider its controversial decision to make the second presidential debate virtual, due to health concerns.
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CPD Chairman Frank Fahrenkopf said the nonpartisan group’s decision would not be changed, Associated Press reported.
The outlet then predicted the debate was "probably not going to happen at all."
Following Trump's positive coronavirus diagnosis, the commission decided to make the upcoming debate virtual.
Fahrenkopf argued that the group wanted to ‘protect the health and safety of all involved,’ adding the decision was based on its health partner, the Cleveland Clinic.