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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump has taken an experimental drug treatment for his newly diagnosed case of COVID-19, the White House announced Friday afternoon.

Sean Conley, the president's physician, explained in a memo that Trump has "received a single 8 gram dose of Regeneron's polyclonal antibody cocktail." Conley referred to this as a "precautionary measure." He said the president took the dose "without incident," and noted that the president is also taking "zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin, and a daily aspirin."


He described the president as "fatigued but in good spirits," while First Lady Melania Trump — also diagnosed with the disease caused by the coronavirus — "remains well with only a mild cough and headache." No one else in the president's family has tested positive for the virus.

Dr. Dena Grayson, a frequent news commentator, noted that the treatment Trump took is experimental.

"These work by providing 'passive immunity,' similar to convalescent plasma, but are manufactured," she said.

The New York Times reported that Trump's symptoms are more extensive than has been officially revealed.

"President Trump is experiencing coldlike symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to two people familiar with his condition," the report said. "The president has a fever, congestion and a cough, two people close to him say."

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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