President Donald Trump’s doctors are using almost every drug in the Covid-19 arsenal to treat him, worrying some physicians that they might be going overboard because he is a VIP.
Trump’s team of doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center said over the weekend that the president has taken Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir, Regeneron’s antibody cocktail and the steroid dexamethasone in the past few days to treat his case of Covid-19.
The president could very well be the only Covid-19 patient to receive all three treatments, Dr. Leana Wen, former Baltimore city health commissioner, said. She added it could be due to a medical phenomenon known as “VIP syndrome” in which the pressure to treat high-profile patients could lead to experimental treatments and potential errors.
Dr. Sean Conley, Physician to the President, is expected to provide an update on the President’s condition in the 3 p.m. hour at Walter Reed.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) October 5, 2020