President Donald Trump‘s doctors are admitting to not telling the full story about his health at first.
Dr. Sean P. Conley gave an update about Trump‘s health on Sunday (October 4), and acknowledged that they gave an overly positive description a day before, the New York Times reports.
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“I didn’t want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction, and in doing so, you know, it came off that we were trying to hide something, which wasn’t necessarily true,” he explained.
The doctors then said that Trump had a “high fever” on Friday (October 2) and a second incident on Saturday (October 3) where his oxygen levels dropped. They were not clear whether he was administered oxygen again.
Dr. Conley also said that the president had also been given the steroid dexamethasone.
The drug has been “shown to help patients who are severely ill with Covid-19, but it is typically not used in mild or moderate cases of the disease, and in fact could be harmful early in the course of the disease, when steroids could dampen the body’s own immune response,” the NYT reports.
Here’s what else they said about his status at the hospital.