Recent tests for President Trump on his health status after testing positive for the CCP Virus two weeks ago have given him the all-clear. For the past two consecutive days, his tests have come back negative for the virus, and according to the White House physician Dr. Sean Conley, he “is not infectious to others.”
This was the first time Conley had commented on test results for the president, although on Saturday, Oct. 10, he sent out a memo to advise that the president was not a risk anymore for transmitting the virus. However, he had not stated whether the president had tested negative for the virus.
The memo Conley penned to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday was headed, “President Donald J. Trump’s Negative COVID-19 Test.”
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 12, 2020
“In response to your inquiry regarding the President’s most recent COVID-19 [CCP Virus] tests, I can share with you that he has tested NEGATIVE, on consecutive days, using the Abbott BinaxNOW antigen card,” Conley wrote. “It is important to note that this test was not used in isolation for the determination of the President’s current negative status.”
Conley added, “Repeatedly negative antigen tests, taken in context with additional clinical and laboratory data, including viral load, subgeneric RNA, and PCR style threshold measurements, as well as an ongoing assessment of viral culture data, all indicate a lack of detectable viral replication.”
“This comprehensive data, in concert with the CDC’s guidelines for removal of transmission-based precautions, have informed our medical team’s assessment that the President is not infectious to others,” Conley added, reported Fox News.
President Trump was back on the campaign trail on Monday, with a rally scheduled in Florida. It’s his first rally since he became infected with the CCP Virus.
On Monday, McEnany, who also had returned a positive test for the virus, confirmed the rally would be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Sanford.
“The campaign has always handed out masks, encouraged people to wear them, provided hand sanitizer,” she said on Monday in an interview with Fox News. “Ultimately, you have a right in this country to show up and express your political viewpoint. That’s why we have peaceful protests. And you can’t have one standard for the protesters out there on one side but not for those wanting to express their First Amendment rights in support of this president.”
On Sunday, President Trump told Fox that he is “in very good shape to fight the battles,” and suggested that he is “immune” from the virus.