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Wuhan Virus Watch: Trump is Tested for Wuhan Coronavirus UPDATE — Report: Trump Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Wuhan Virus Watch: Trump is Tested for Wuhan Coronavirus UPDATE — Report: Trump Tests Negative For Coronavirus

U.S. travel ban extends to UK and Ireland, with more travel restrictions being considered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ds56JTcBv8

During the last few press briefings, the press peppered President Donald Trump with questions about his being tested for COVID-19 after meeting with a Brazilian official who tested positive for the pathogen.

During Saturday’s press conference, the president announced that he was tested for the Wuhan Coronavirus and that the White House had stepped up precautions related to protecting staff.

Trump also told reporters at a White House briefing that he had his temperature taken before stepping into the room and it was “totally normal.”

Trump had held out on testing for days, despite his interactions with at least three people who have since tested positive. Trump had said Friday that he would probably take the test at some point, but the White House doctor said as recently as Friday night that no test was called for because he wasn’t exhibiting symptoms.

But the president said he’d gone ahead with it after repeated questions from reporters at a news conference Friday.

On Saturday, the White House announced that it is now conducting temperature checks on anyone who is in close contact with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, including reporters attending the Saturday White House briefing.

During the press conference, it was also announced that the European travel ban would be extended to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Trump also told reporters at a White House briefing that he had his temperature taken before stepping into the room and it was “totally normal.”

Trump had held out on testing for days, despite his interactions with at least three people who have since tested positive. Trump had said Friday that he would probably take the test at some point, but the White House doctor said as recently as Friday night that no test was called for because he wasn’t exhibiting symptoms.

But the president said he’d gone ahead with it after repeated questions from reporters at a news conference Friday.

On Saturday, the White House announced that it is now conducting temperature checks on anyone who is in close contact with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, including reporters attending the Saturday White House briefing.

The President also said families affected by the virus will be given paid sick leave and indicated that he is considering travel restrictions from certain areas but did not specify which areas at this time.

Vice President Mike Pence provided a status update on the testing.

Vice President Pence said the focus of the US coronavirus task force is on testing and dealing with capacity issues in hospitals.

Testing for the virus will be free for everyone, according to Pence.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams had a message for the media, expressing a sentiment felt by an increasing number of Americans.

Coronavirus patient says disease ‘not the scary thing that everyone thinks it is’

Some good advice from someone who has a COVID-19 infection.

A man who tested positive for the coronavirus told Fox News on Saturday that people should stop freaking out about the outbreak.

“I’m not the one to advise the experts on this, but I personally believe that it’s not the scary thing that everyone thinks it is,” Mark Jorgenson told “Your World.”

Jorgenson and his wife were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Authorities quarantined the ship after a man who exited in Hong Kong had tested positive. According to Jorgenson, his wife initially tested positive and stayed in Japan while he didn’t get a positive result until he was back in the United States.

Speaking from his hospital bed in California, Jorgenson said he was fine.

“I’m not symptomatic, my wife tested positive without symptoms and now is clear of it. So I would say maybe we can step back and breathe a little bit and not freak out,” he told Fox News host Neil Cavuto.

Chinese grandmother, 103, recovers from coronavirus after being treated for less than a week

A 103-year-old Chinese grandmother completely recovered from the coronavirus following six-day treatment in Wuhan.

The centenarian, Zhang Guangfen, was discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon.

She is so far the oldest coronavirus patient to recover in China and two years older than the previous recorder-holder, 101.

Ms Zhang was cured within less than a week because ‘she did not have many underlying health conditions’, her doctor Zeng Yulan told the local press.

UPDATE, by FS — Report: Trump tests negative for coronavirus.

 

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Pelosi is praying like she never prayed before.

Any wagers that if Trump and Pence tested positive for the virus that the Dems would demand 25th Amendment be activated? “President Pelosi”… temporary of course….

    Milhouse in reply to alaskabob. | March 14, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    The 25th wouldn’t remove the vice president. And in any case the Dems can’t demand anything; activating the 25th is up to the vice president and a majority of the cabinet. Congress only comes into it if the president objects.

Unlike Pelosi and Biden, Trump has put politics aside and is acting “very presidential.”

Could this be yet another thing that backfires on the Democrats and their media allies?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to bw222. | March 14, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    YES!

    From fellow commenters around the web, I’m getting the impression that all sorts of Americans who’ve never tuned into any of President Trump’s talks are doing so now.

    Plus, they’ve never seen the Lyin’ Press/Media so depraved and dishonest – with it all playing out in front of their eyes in REAL TIME!

Coronavirus patient says disease ‘not the scary thing that everyone thinks it is’
. . .

Speaking from his hospital bed in California, Jorgenson said he was fine.

Hmmm. When the spokesman telling us that it’s not a “scary thing” has to tell us that from a hospital bed . . . I’d tend to think that it’s plenty scary enough.

Last time I spoke to anyone from a hospital bed, I ended up with a defibrillator stuck inside my shoulder. Since the thing hasn’t done anything exciting to me since then, I suppose I could say I’m “fine”. But not fine enough to claim the whole adventure was trivial. Nothing which calls for hospitalization should be so cavalierly dismissed.

    The guy was on the cruise ship in Japan. They were all quarantined at various bases and I think if you came up positive, you were sent to the hospital until cleared.

    Of course, that is not the course of action for people who test positive now. Different rules.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tom_swift. | March 14, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Tom they put all kinds of people in hospital beds for observation who then turn out to have no need of any “hospitalization.” They do it to be on the safe side – sort of like our leaders cautioning people not to stampede into the doc’s offices just to try and get tested if they don’t have any symptoms or reason to believe they are infected.

      Another possible reason to put the early cases in the hospital for observation is that this a new virus and the disease progression and variations are not well known at the start.

      So each of those patients are test cases for treatment and care. Hopefully, the medical people are trading the best practices to other facilities.

      The last time I was in the hospital for observation for 3 days when my BP shot to 190/110 for no particular reason, I was the healthiest sick person on the floor. Walked the halls a half hour at a time twice a day pushing my IV bag holder around.

      And at the end the doctors said “we don’t know why your blood pressure went up.” and added a second BP medication. 3 days before I entered I donated blood – 120/80.

      I didn’t feel that I needed to be there that long, but the doctors felt differently. And they really wanted to find a cause – they hate not knowing. I’m not really fond of not knowing myself. Can’t prevent it if I don’t know what caused it. This was my 3rd visit over 10 years for the same thing. I’ve been poked, prodded, MRI’d, CAT scanned, etc., and nothing. All with my BP having been measured at 120/80 the previous week, once the previous day at the doctor’s office.

since the testing issue has been going on for a while, I wonder how many false positives/negatives have been done

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to ronk. | March 14, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    I really suspect this variation of the common cold has been going around the U.S. for 5 or 6 months already.

    Liz in reply to ronk. | March 14, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    One speaker at the press conference mentioned that S.Korea who has been doing lots of testing is reporting that only about 3% of people tested (with symptoms) actually have the virus.

    The state would have to keep testing the same people to see the test errors.

    Another point on the testing is that the tests are different – there is a WHO version as well as other versions. Each one might have different error rates.

About the president getting tested – he will have to have to take the test everyday to ensure that he is not sick. And, I am sure that someone will complain that he got a test and their kid with a runny nose can’t get one.

If you are exposed, the little viruses need time to replicate and get to a critical mass to produce a positive result on a nose and throat swab. I haven’t heard what that time frame is for the corona virus. So, if the test is done too soon, you are negative. The next day, you might test positive. One of the doctors at the news conference even said something to that effect.

Did anyone else notice that the press update had fewer white men talking with two women and two black men standing behind Trump/Pence. The white guys were off to the side. And someone still complained that Azar wasn’t there for the update.

    ronk in reply to Liz. | March 14, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    the only reason for the tests is to get statistics on the disease, then they can skew them by testing persons more than once, kinda like voting

Brawndo!

I certainly hope so

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 14, 2020 at 6:07 pm

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!

Let’s do it in the U.S.A.

This DEM PANIC is another perfect reason for it also.

22,000 civil service jobs to be redistributed around the UK!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX_5Y86PQZw

Intriguing theory that the virus broke out due to underpaid virus lab workers selling infected research animals in the food market: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/the_wuhan_virus_escaped_from_a_chinese_lab.html

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to jlronning. | March 14, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    I saw a person on another site with friends in the Underground Chinese Christian Churches say a friend told them some of the lab workers had been caught doing that.

    Who knows, but the article is correct in these statements.

    “From the beginning China has been less than forthcoming about this virus and resisted sharing critical data and access to WHO and CDC specialists. And have we forgotten Dr. Li Wenliang, the 33-year-old ophthalmologist based in Wuhan, the epicenter of the contagion, who tried to tell the world that China was hiding something malevolent, only to be silenced and imprisoned by Chinese authorities for allegedly fabricating lies about the disease’s deadly potential? He would later die of the disease he tried to warn us about and the Chinese tried to keep under wraps…..

    Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, housed at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a scant 20 miles away from Wuhan’s live animal market. It was set up in the wake of previous leaks of the SARS virus from Chinese labs and to do research on the world’s most dangerous viruses. ……

    It was the first ever lab in the country designed to meet biosafety-level-4 (BSL-4) standards — the highest biohazard level, meaning that it would be qualified to handle the most dangerous pathogens.

    BSL-4 labs have to be equipped with airtight hazmat suits or special ‘cabinet’ work spaces that confine viruses and bacteria that can be transmitted through the air to sealed boxes that scientists reach into using attached high-grade gloves[.] …

    Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/the_wuhan_virus_escaped_from_a_chinese_lab.html#ixzz6Ghoqrwc0
    Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook

      And all those safety precautions work. IF, and only IF, everyone follows them at all times. China is not known for it’s great quality control, and their lack of QC likely extends to their biosafety precautions.

Trump was exposed, is 74 years old, and tests negative. This could be a matter of the president having a good immune system keeping the virus in check. This is probably the case with many people who are declared safe by physicians acting in good faith, and those people without symptoms (but carrying the virus) go out in public in good faith, and then breathe in proximity to people who aren’t as robust.

So, what we may be facing in 2020 is a healthy senior citizen (Trump) running against one who may well be going into dementia (Biden).

    Sally MJ in reply to Kepha H. | March 15, 2020 at 1:50 am

    Hey – Joe may beat Trump in a push-up contest.
    But Trump gets a TKO, as he did of that CNN blockhead in the video.

    Barry Soetoro in reply to Kepha H. | March 16, 2020 at 6:49 am

    “Trump was exposed, is 74 years old, and tests negative. This could be a matter of the president having a good immune system keeping the virus in check.”

    Or, Trump has access to the miracle drug keeping Ruth Bader Ginsburg above ground.

The journalists were sobbing at Trump’s negative lab test, as if Hillary had just lost a second time.

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