UK Rejects Trump’s Offer Of Medical Help For Johnson

The Insider reports:

Johnson was admitted to an intensive care unit on Monday evening after his “persistent coronavirus symptoms,” worsened. Following the news, Trump told a press briefing that his administration had contacted “all of Johnson’s doctors” and told them that he had asked two unnamed pharmaceutical companies to offer the prime minister support. The president did not name the companies or drugs he was referring to.

However, he has previously promoted the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with an antibiotic azithromycin. Johnson’s spokesman rejected the offer on Tuesday, saying “any treatment [the prime minister] receives is a matter for his doctors.” “On this specific point… We’re confident the prime minister is receiving the best possible care from the National Health Service. Any treatment he receives is a matter for his doctors.”

The New York Daily News reports:

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being given oxygen as he remained in intensive care Tuesday while battling the coronavirus. The 55-year-old leader — who announced on March 27 that he tested positive for COVID-19 — spent Monday night in the intensive care unit of London’s St Thomas’ Hospital, which directly overlooks Parliament.

Johnson is being given oxygen but “the prime minister is not on a ventilator,” announced Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove — who also went into isolation after a family member showed symptoms. The prime minister remained conscious and had not been diagnosed with pneumonia, The Times of London said.