Trump’s covid-19 treatment: Can we offer it to other patients in the world


  • Aamir Jalal Al Mosawi Advisor in Pediatrics and Pediatric Psychiatry, Children Teaching Hospital of Baghdad Medical City Head, Iraq Headquarter of Copernicus Scientists International Panel, Baghdad, Iraq


Trump’s covid-19, evidence-based therapies, medical ethics.


Covid-19 is a viral illness caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first reported during December, 2019, in Wuhan, Hubei in China. On Thursday, the first of October 2020, the White House of the USA declared that the president of the USA, Donald Trump had a positive test for SARS-CoV-2. He initially had mild symptoms which included mostly, hoarseness, lethargy, and fatigue. The treatment received by a patient “Donald Trump” who was considered the most powerful person in the world is studied, and this paper assumed that all the patients in the world are as important as Mr. Trump and tries to offer the best evidence-treatment for them. Most media including the CNN television channel rightly confirmed that Mr. Trump has been treated by the best doctors in the world with best therapies that could possibly help him in defeating the virus. The CNN, in various programs during the first week of October, emphasized that, American citizens with Covid-19 are not receiving the same treatments as their president Donald Trump.  Trump aged 74 years and initially had mild symptoms which included mostly, hoarseness, lethargy, and fatigue. His age, obesity and mildly elevated cholesterol were considered risk factors that may reduce the likelihood of having very favorable outcome. It was reported that he initially took hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug. The use of a therapeutic approach including experimental antibody therapy, remdesivir and dexamethasone has not been reported as a treatment for one patient before other than Mr. Trump. Obviously, of the three important therapies, only dexamethasone can be offered to almost all the patients with covid-19. It seems that, the most important factors that made treatment of Donald Trump effective and successful are: 1-The early institution of therapy regardless of the generally accepted recommendations.                                                                                                    

2-The use of multiple drugs as none of the available drug alone can guarantee successful treatment.


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