“However, I have several co-morbidities and after a brief period when I only experienced minor discomfort, the symptoms accelerated and I became desperately ill,” Carson wrote.
Carson wrote that he believes the treatment saved his life.
“President Trump, the fabulous White House medical team, and the phenomenal doctors at Walter Reed have been paying very close attention to my health and I do believe I am out of the woods at this point,” he added.
It’s not clear how the President could have cleared Carson to take the antibody treatment or if Carson got Regeneron’s treatment. Eli Lilly, which also makes a monoclonal antibody treatment, declined to comment when CNN asked if Carson had been given their treatment. CNN has also asked Regeneron if Carson received their treatment.
CNN has reached out to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for more information on Carson’s treatment.
On Friday, Carson thanked people for their support and prayers and urged people to “stop playing politics with medicine and instead combine our efforts and goodwill for the good of all people.”
“While I am blessed to have the best medical care in the world (and I am convinced it saved my life), we must prioritize getting comparable treatments and care to everyone as soon as possible,” he wrote. “There are a number of promising treatments that need to be tested, approved, and distributed (sooner rather than later) so that the economy can be re-opened and we can all return to a semblance of normalcy.”
Carson, a former neurosurgeon and member of the coronavirus task force, said Americans should recognize that there are several steps necessary to widely release a vaccine and that suggesting “dangerous shortcuts were taken only serves to stoke fear.”
Carson is just one of several people in Trump’s orbit — including the first lady, their son, the White House press secretary and multiple top aides — who tested positive for Covid-19 this fall.
CNN’s Jen Christensen, Greg Wallace, Jeremy Diamond, Betsy Klein and Shelby Lin Erdman contributed to this report.Checkout latest world news below links :
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