Dr. Fauci Reveals The Scary Truth About Trump's Recovery

"He's not out of the woods yet," White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, whispered to the press outside Walter Reed Hospital on Saturday, October 3 (via ABC). President Trump is now back in the White House. But is he out of the woods? The Trump administration is clearly going to extremes to convince us he is, even flouting safety measures to do so. Remember on Sunday, October 4, when Trump hopped into a motorcade, waving to supporters gathered outside the hospital, and provoking Dr. James Phillips, chief of disaster medicine at George Washington University Hospital and an attending physician at Walter Reed, to take to Twitter condemning him? "The risk of COVID19 transmission inside [President Trump's SUV] is as high as it gets outside of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding," Phillips wrote. 

On Monday, October 4, shortly before Trump left Walter Reed, the White House Gift Shop started selling commemorative "Donald J. Trump Defeats COVID" coins for $100. As further proof that Trump has supposedly recovered, the president returned to the White House on Monday evening. But was he truly triumphant? Even as he took off his face mask, posed for a photo opp, and urged the American Public not to let COVID "dominate" them, The Guardian noted he was suspiciously short of breath. And, now, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has warned us that the White House may be overly optimistic.  

What Dr. Fauci says may happen to President Trump

"He looks fine, as you can see the way he looked when he came out of the hospital," Dr. Fauci told CNN's Chris Cuomo. "The issue is that he's still early enough in the disease that it's no secret that if you look at the clinical course of people sometimes when you're five to eight days in, you're gonna have a reversal," he continued, clarifying, "A reversal meaning going in the wrong direction, and get into trouble." 

Cuomo himself survived Coronavirus after announcing on Twitter that he'd tested positive in late March. While he was sick, Cuomo talked to CNN about his struggles to overcome the disease. "The beast comes at night," he said, adding "It is responsible journalism to say that 80% of people who get this, statistically, wind up okay ... It is not humanly responsible, though, from an ethical perspective ... you SUFFER when you have this at home, unless you are ridiculously lucky, statistically, and maybe karmically as well." 

Having firsthand experience as to how difficult the virus is to weather, Cuomo pressed Fauci about Donald Trump's quick recovery. Experts had theorized that Trump's physical condition was such that COVID-19 might hit him harder than others. Could it be the experimental antibody cocktail, Regeneron? Quite possibly, thought Dr. Fauci, noting that the cocktail had been successful for treating Ebola in the past.