Medical experts say Donald Trump suffered from a number of infections during Tuesday’s debate, considering the severity of symptoms on Friday, and the need for oxygen before being transported to the Walter Reed Military Medical Center.
Lena Wen, a former Baltimore health commissioner and ER doctor, said “one person has an infection within 48 hours.” If that timeline is correct, [Trump] In fact on Tuesday night the infection was at its peak. ”
Democrats have expressed considerable frustration over a series of events that have pushed Biden, who has always been cautious, into a dangerous, unmasked environment, with many Trump staff and supporters finally getting positive tests and Trump himself being hospitalized.
“The irony is that my estimate is that one in 330 million people should have a lower risk, which is the president of the United States and his inner circle,” said Tim Ryan of the Ohio Republic. “Furthermore, they are executive level super spreaders.”
During the evening debate, Trump family members murdered the guidelines laid down by the Academic Medical Center Cleveland Clinic, which hosted the debate by refusing to wear masks inside the House. This is a far cry from the carefully harvested events that Biden organized and attended for months.
Among those who traveled with Trump inside or during the debate week: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who announced positive tests during the week, First Lady Melania Trump, who helped Trump with the preparations for the debate, Hope Hicks, a senior adviser, and Trump campaign manager Bill Stephen.
In contrast, Biden and his team are vigilant about wearing masks and adhere to strict rules when he travels. Biden’s squad has no Kovid-19 infections so far. Media access is very limited, only pool reporters are allowed to travel with Biden. If involved in a plane, the press always travels on a special plane. In some cases, regular attendees draw circles to mark their safe sitting or standing position.
On Friday, after Trump confirmed the confirmation, Biden continued his travel plans to Michigan. But he canceled the indoor fundraiser. The team did not find out from Trump or the White House but from news reports.
When asked if Biden should be detained for 14 days, Biden’s publicity aide said staff had followed medical guidelines considering the situation.
“Vice President Biden and President CDC have never been in close contact, and we follow the CDC’s guidance. The Vice President tested the negative twice on Friday. Our travel staff tested the negative on Friday. Campaign spokesman TJ Ducklo said in a statement. “Based on all these factors, it is convenient for us that the Vice President will continue to campaign safely.
Overall, the campaign is very dedicated to following protocols such as wearing masks inside the hall and keeping away from others if the candidate – or other staff’s concerns are exposed.
On the night of the debate, two candidates stood further 12 feet away. Socio-distance guidelines to avoid exposure to coronavirus require at least six feet of space between individuals, but medical experts recommend separating longer distances for people who spend more time with each other indoors.
Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) Said he was shocked to reconsider the debate after Trump’s confirmation. Trump may have exposed Biden that night.
“Biden, the former vice president, and he spent 90 minutes [moderator] Chris Wallace? Yes, ”said Coons. “I mean, he’s projecting forcibly.”
In a new statement on Sunday, the Cleveland Clinic said candidates and those traveling with them were required to submit a negative result from a test taken within the previous 72 hours. Spokeswoman Angela Kiska said both campaigns adhered to the rule. The Biden campaign did not specify when the former vice president was tested but said it was within the 72-hour period allowed by Cleveland guidelines.
Trump first tested positive for Kovid-19 by a rapid test on Thursday, and then by a PCR test. Trump unveiled the diagnosis early Friday morning.
The Trump campaign addressed the White House the question of whether Trump was tested on the day of the debate. A White House spokesman said Trump had been tested “regularly” but could not say whether Trump had been specifically tested on the day of the debate.
“That’s part of the problem, you can’t get a straight answer,” Ryan said.
Some inside the debate hall, a facility shared by Case Western Reserve University, found Trump sweating on stage despite the room being relatively cold.
“It’s probably 68 degrees. President Trump was visually sweating. He looked sick. He looked anxious, but apparently I did not think about it at the time. I took it as an indication that he was injured,” Coones said.
Trump raised his voice in various ways Points in a 90-minute session increase the chance of sending points into the air.
Biden said he would release the result of every Kovid-19 test he takes. On Friday, he said he received a negative result; On Saturday, he said he had not taken the test that day. The campaign has not yet released a result on Sunday.
Medical experts warn that Biden is not yet in the woods.
“If I were one of his advisers, I would definitely stay home for two weeks,” said Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association. “It may not be 14 days, it may be 10 days, it may be rational.”
“The good news is we know he’s wearing a mask and he’s following those good public health measures,” Benjamin said. “But again, I’m wrong to be careful. With age and political consequences, he can not bear the physical consequences of being ill.”