These are unprecedented times here in the United States, as the digital dimension’s coming of age collides with the information vacuum surrounding the hospitalization of President Donald Trump.
The Commander in Chief checked in to Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend, after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. The White House explained that the President was reluctant to leave the medically-equipped White House, but was eventually convinced by his aides that this would be in his best interest, especially if his condition were to worsen and force him to board Marine One via wheelchair or stretcher.
Now, as the nation waits with bated breath for updates on the President’s condition, internet sleuths are hanging on every word being disseminated from the front lines of Trump’s battle. This has led to a great deal of confusion – something that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was quick to pounce on.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the doctors treating President Donald Trump for the coronavirus must provide trustworthy information to the public.
Pelosi said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation”: “We need to have trust that what they’re telling us about the President’s condition is real.”
Her interview aired before the president’s medical team held a news conference at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he is receiving treatment.
Pressed about the conflicting information he and the White House released the day before, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley acknowledged Sunday that he had tried to present a rosy description of the president’s condition. The doctor also said Trump’s blood oxygen level dropped suddenly twice in recent days, but he “has continued to improve” since then.
Pelosi says she’s worried that the information the doctors are relaying to the public “has to be approved by the president. That’s not very scientific.”
Twitter was flooded with wild theories and unscientific hypotheses over the weekend, and the hysteria seemed to spike whenever a new treatments or drug cocktail was mentioned by physicians at Walter Reed.
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