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b_b  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The only Trump health update that is relevant:

My good buddy who is an ER doc in downtown Detroit, and thus saw lots of cases in April and May, told me that the majority of older (often obese) patients who had to be admitted and ultimately did poorly usually had mild symptoms for 7-10 days before things turned bad. Obviously no one, even Cain, is going to get the medical attention that Trump will, but he's deluded if he thinks he's out of the woods.





cgod  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There seems to be a significant chance that Trump gets more treatment, which doesn't always mean better treatment. I think it was Garfield that was killed as much by his doctors as an assassins bullet. Who knows.

b_b  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·  

True, but I think the real dividing line between Trump and anyone off the street is that he has a full time medical staff that is ready to give him oxygen the minute his O2 saturation goes down even a little. That could make a really big difference to his outcome. The drugs and all that I think have been shown to have marginal effect at best. Certainly nothing that should make any high risk person feel overly confident.

uhsguy  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If they were doing things like blood transfusions or special ultra rare blood oxigenator machines I’d say he was getting better treatment but if they are using standard protocols probably couldn’t do much better because you just don’t know how