White House Doctor Sean Conley announced this afternoon that President Donald Trump has tested negative for COVID-19 twice in two consecutive days. The news broke while Democrats attacked Trump for holding in-person events while they believe the President still poses a risk to others, despite his already having been identified as not posing a risk for transmission by doctors days before.
Here is an excerpt from the letter:
“I release the following information with the permission of President Donald J. Trump.
In response to you inquiry regarding the President’s most recent COVID-19 tests, I can share with you that he has tested NEGATIVE, on consecutive days, using the Abbot BinaxNOW antigen card.
It is important to note that this test was not used in isolation for the determination of the President’s current negative status. Repeatedly negative antigen tests, taken in context with additional clinical and laboratory data, including viral load, subgenomic RNA, and PCR cycle threshold measurements, as well as ongoing assessment of viral culture data, all indicate a lack of detectable viral replication. This comprehensive data, in concert with the CDC’s guidelines for removal of transmission-based precautions, have informed our medical team’s assessment that the President is not infectious to others. “
Of course, this sent liberal Twitter into an insane Google search hunt to discredit the White House Doctor. Numerous people have taken portions of the letter out of context to discredit the totality of the test. Fortunately enough from the above-mentioned letter, Doctor Conley was clear that the test wasn’t the only means of determining Trump’s negative result, as numerous other laboratory tests had returned the same result. Now the same people who have been telling us to “listen to the experts” are trying to tear down the career of the White House Doctor.
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