On Monday evening the US President Donald Trump left the Walter Reed Medical Centre and returned back to the White House by helicopter.
After landing on Marine One, the President’s official helicopter he said that he “feels good.”
In a video Trump gave a statement and said, “Don’t let it [Covid-19] dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it.
“We’re going back, we’re going back to work. We’re going to be out front. … Don’t let it dominate your lives. Get out there, be careful.”
However, Professor Stephen Holgate who is a respiratory specialist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, warned that Trump could get sick within days of a “second wave” of the virus.
Speaking to Sky News Professor Holgate warned, “The disease can get worse very quickly. He is still in the first wave.
“The second is yet to come, when the immune system goes into overdrive. It will probably hit him in two to three days’ time.”
The respiratory specialist said that people can appear to feel well, but then they can relapse as the immune system hits the lungs which can result in inflammation.
With the lungs being swamped with signalling chemicals, this can lead to blood clots which will damage the air sacks which transfers oxygen into the blood.
Whilst giving his statement the 74-year old seemed to be struggling to breathe freely, which many have said he was discharged too early.
It has also emerged that he is still on steroids which are used for patients who have a severe case of the virus.
Professor Holgate warned that President Trump’s breathlessness is a “cardinal symptom of lung involvement.”
He added, “Even people with mild disease have small lesions in their lungs.”
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