Trump Calls Contracting the Coronavirus ‘a Blessing From God’

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President Trump on Wednesday released a direct-to-camera video address to the nation in which he called getting the coronavirus “a blessing from God,” calling the unapproved drug a “cure” and saying he would provide hundreds of thousands of doses of unapproved drugs to Americans free of charge.

“I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it,” Mr. Trump said in the nearly five-minute video, released after nearly two days out of public view and just over three hours before Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to debate the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, Senator Kamala Harris of California.

In a video that was supposed to have been released a day earlier, Mr. Trump explained that he considered getting ill with a virus that has killed more than one million people, including more than 211,000 Americans, to be such a “blessing” because he ended

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Trump Says Coronavirus Diagnosis A ‘Blessing From God’, Shares COVID-19 Treatment He Received

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  • Trump called his coronavirus diagnosis a ‘blessing from God’
  • The president shared a five-minute clip where he touted his Regeneron treatment regimen
  • He also said he wants to make the treatment available for free to the general public

President Donald Trump on Wednesday uploaded a video on his Twitter account where he called his recent coronavirus diagnosis a ‘blessing from God’ and touted the benefits of an experimental drug treatment he received. 

In the nearly five-minute clip, the president — who spoke from the White House Rose Garden — praised his treatment regiment, including the antibody cocktail made by Regeneron, for helping him “feel great.”

“For me, I walked in, I didn’t feel good. A short 24 hours later I was feeling great. I wanted to get out of the hospital,” Trump said. “And that’s what I want for everybody. I want everybody to be given the same

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Trump Calls His Illness ‘a Blessing From God’

But although both companies have reported promising early results, clinical trials are still underway. Although Mr. Trump credited the Regeneron treatment with having improved his illness, there is no way to know if a drug is safe and if it works without testing it in large groups of people, some who receive the drug, and some who get a placebo.

Regeneron and Eli Lilly have said the therapies could be available before the end of the year. Some medical experts have seen the therapies as a sort of bridge until vaccines are available — the infusion of antibodies could be given to people who have been exposed to the virus in order to prevent infection, as well as to people who are still early in the course of the disease.

In his video, Mr. Trump suggested that the treatments could soon be authorized for emergency use. “We have to get

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Trump Calls Coronavirus Diagnosis ‘a Blessing from God’ as Doctors Say His Health Is ‘Stable’

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump

After a “restful” first night back at the White House, according to his doctor, President Donald Trump was back in the Oval Office and back on Twitter this week, with plenty of things to declare in all-caps and plenty of promises to make about his handling of the novel coronavirus.

In a pre-taped message released on the president’s Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, he praised the treatment he received at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, particularly an experimental antibody therapeutic developed by Regeneron that he credited with his recovery. (He also received steroids, supplemental oxygen and the antiviral remdesivir.)

Calling himself “your favorite president,” Trump declared that the treatment would soon be widely available and would — somehow — be free. He didn’t provide more specifics, suggesting only that the military would carry out distribution.

As with other vows by the president,

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President Trump calls his case of COVID-19 a “blessing from God” in baffling new video

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U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up upon returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. Win McNamee/Getty Images

In a new video of Twitter, President Donald Trump claimed that getting COVID-19 was a “blessing from God” and seemed to pivot away from his focus on getting a vaccine approved before the election. Instead, he tried to encourage viewers to think a therapeutic treatment for the disease is actually a cure.

At a base level, the video served one fundamental purpose: To show that Trump, who is still at risk of a resurgence of symptoms, currently appears relatively healthy and to be functioning normally. It was essentially a success on that front, though it’s not clear how representative the video was of his condition throughout the day.

But the

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Coos Health & Wellness calls for mass COVID-19 testing at Harbor Assembly of God | Local News

COOS COUNTY — Coos Health & Wellness and the Harbor Assembly of God are working together to ensure the health and wellness of individuals who may have, or are contacts of someone who has visited their North Bend and Coos Bay locations anytime between Sept. 12 and Oct. 1.

“A number of cases have been linked to these locations and Harbor Assembly of God, in conjunction with public health, have been working diligently to address each case with care,” said Coos Health & Wellness Assistant Director Dr. Eric Gleason.

Coos Health & Wellness is working with Harbor Assembly of God to provide a mass testing event for all those who would have visited within those dates this Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The event will take place at the North Bend Harbor Assembly of God, 2050 Lincoln Ave., North Bend.

In addition, prior to the mass testing event,

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Coos Health & Wellness calls for mass COVID testing at Harbor Assembly of God | Local News

COOS COUNTY — Coos Health & Wellness and the Harbor Assembly of God are working together to ensure the health and wellness of individuals who may have, or are contacts of someone who has visited their North Bend and Coos Bay locations anytime between Sept. 12 and Oct. 1.

“A number of cases have been linked to these locations and Harbor Assembly of God, in conjunction with public health, have been working diligently to address each case with care,” said Coos Health & Wellness Assistant Director Dr. Eric Gleason.

Coos Health & Wellness is working with Harbor Assembly of God to provide a mass testing event for all those who would have visited within those dates this Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The event will take place at the North Bend Harbor Assembly of God, 2050 Lincoln Ave., North Bend.

In addition, prior to the mass testing event,

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