After US President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, there have been concerns about his condition following conflicting information from the US president's aids and White House doctors.
Many of the leading US news outlets have published news trying to delineate the condition Trump is in while also pointing out conflicting information from Trump aids.
The Washington Post
The US capital based newspaper published multiple articles on the health condition of President Trump, and the confusion surrounding it.
One of the articles, titled – "Conflicting statements create uncertainty on status of Trump's health," bought to attention the juxtaposing information from Trump aids.
The Washington Post also ran another news titled, "Medical team suggests president tested positive earlier than initially disclosed," which said President Trump's physician issued a "clarification" through the White House on the timeline of Trump's getting infected.
It states that the doctor declined to answer specific questions about the president's health, including how high his fever rose in recent days, when he last tested negative and whether he was administered supplemental oxygen.
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The New York Times
In a news titled, "Trump's Symptoms Described as 'Very Concerning' Even as Doctors Offer Rosier Picture," the NY Times wrote about the conflicting information regarding the US President's health after he tested povitive for the coronavirus.
The news states that the president's medical team refused to provide critical details and left open the impression that he was known to be sick a day earlier than previously reported, forcing them to backtrack later.
"The White House offered a barrage of conflicting messages and contradictory accounts about President Trump's health on Saturday as he remained hospitalized with the coronavirus for a second night and the outbreak spread to a wider swath of his aides and allies," oppening lines of the NY Times article read.
The Boston Globe
The east-coast based newspaper published a news titled, "Confusion about Trump's COVID-19 infection fits a long pattern of skimpy details about presidential health".
It pointed on the conflicting statements and unanswered questions about the status of President Trump's fight against Covid-19 fits a pattern of the administration distorting the truth about his health, a line of deception with a long precedent in US politics.
The article said that as the president's doctor and aides created vast confusion about his condition and treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, bioethicists and historians said the mistruths and dubious claims that have characterized Trump's health disclosures over the years made the current uncertainty all too predictable.
The Los Angeles Times
The news paper published a news titled - "New questions emerge about timing and severity of President Trump's coronavirus infection."
The LA Times article read that White House officials and doctors stoked new questions Saturday about how sick President Trump has been with Covid-19 and when he became ill, as the president's medical team suggested Trump had been sick for a day and a half before he announced his infection early Friday morning.
"The new timeline, if accurate, would mean Trump held a rally and fundraiser in Minnesota on Wednesday and an intimate fundraiser in New Jersey on Thursday while knowing he was sick, potentially exposing supporters, employees and others to the coronavirus," the article read.
"The White House quickly attempted to walk back some of the doctors' comments, claiming Trump was diagnosed Thursday evening, not earlier as the medical team had indicated at a Saturday briefing at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he is being treated."
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The news platform ran an article titled, "White House sows confusion about Trump's condition as source tells reporters next 48 hours will be critical."
The news touches on the point that President Donald Trump said in a video on Twitter Saturday evening that he's "starting to feel good."
Shortly afterward, his chief of staff acknowledged in an interview with Fox News that the President's oxygen levels had "dropped rapidly" Friday morning, raising more questions about the White House's repeated refusals on Saturday to say whether Trump had needed supplemental oxygen - the CNN article read.
It also discussed that a memo from Trump's physician late Saturday said Trump has "made substantial progress since diagnosis" but "is not yet out of the woods" and followed the doctor's fumbled attempts earlier in the day to reassure the public about Trump's condition, which only created widespread confusion and concerns about transparency.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Sunday told the reporters that US president's vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning.
"The president's vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We're still not on a clear path to a full recovery," he told the media.
Earlier, a White House team of doctors said on Saturday morning that Trump's condition was improving and that he was already talking about returning to the White House.
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The US President has been admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since late Friday after medical officers were concerned about his condition. Despite having developed symptoms and being on experimental drugs, US President Donald Trump did not want to be hospitalized.
Since being admitted to the hospital in Maryland, the White House has released photos of the US President Donald Trump working from the medical center. A video was released where Trump thanked the medical staff and said he was continuing to work from the hospital.