Trump’s COVID-19 treatment

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U.S. President Donald Trump salutes as he poses without a face mask on the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from Walter Reed Medical Center for COVID-19 treatment, in Washington, U.S. October 5, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo

On Monday night, President Trump downplayed the severity of COVID-19, even as the death toll in the U.S. surpassed 210,000. There’s still not a clear sense of Trump’s health right now, but as president, he has access to the best doctors and medical care in the world, plus drugs and treatments unavailable to most Americans.

Not long after Trump returned to the White House from Walter Reed Medical Center, his administration blocked the Food and Drug Administration’s stricter guidelines for the emergency release of a vaccine. But the FDA said today it will stick to the stricter standard anyway.