The world’s attention turned to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, when we learned via his early morning tweet that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. That set off a whirlwind of events: Trump was given an infusion of an experimental drug—a monoclonal antibody “cocktail” that, while promising, has not been fully vetted. The President was hospitalized at Walter Reed. There, doctors administered the antiviral treatment Remdesivir. The chaotic, unexplained actions were not accompanied by any direct communication from Trump’s medical team, save for two very brief written notes from the White House.
It took until Saturday morning—what his doctor Sean Conley told us was “72 hours into the diagnosis”—for Trump’s medical team to speak to the public about the President’s status. Unfortunately, Coney proved to be quite evasive. He would not answer repeated questions about whether the President had received supplemental oxygen at