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BGBD

(3,282 posts)
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:31 PM Oct 2020

The words you need to watch for.

"Out of an abundance of caution."

These are the same words that were used with Boris Johnson when he was moved to the hospital, and we later learned he was touch and go on surviving that night.

If the WH uses these words in any fashion regarding Trumps condition, treatment, location, etc.........You can bet his case is severe and we're talking ICU/ventilation.

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regnaD kciN

(26,067 posts)
1. Do they have the medical facilities to have a mini-hospital at the WH...
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:38 PM
Oct 2020

...so that he could be put on a ventilator there? COVID treatment doesn’t include surgery, so there would be no need to have him at a full hospital to have surgical facilities close at hand.

What I’m getting at is that, no matter the severity of his illness, we may never see him moved to a hospital. With this administration, image is everything, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they’d rather have Trump die at the White House than tip off the severity of his condition by hospitalizing him, if the same treatment can be provided without doing so.

 

BGBD

(3,282 posts)
3. The WH Medical Facility...
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:46 PM
Oct 2020

to my knowledge, can handle everything that a normal hospital could with the exception of some imaging capabilities.

I'd imagine they have x-ray capabilities but not MRIs, for example. I know they are capable of performing surgery there if they needed to.

However, if that were to happen it would leak out. They'd have to explain why the President was moved to the medical facility and they'd probably go with that phrase as well.

Keep in mind if he were to be intubated he would be incapable of fulfilling the role of the Presidency and Pence would have to take over. In that case congress would have to be notified, so they wouldn't be able to keep it secret. IF he were to be intubated and Pence didn't step into the role, then we are officially in a coup.

Hekate

(91,706 posts)
4. Dr Hotez just now saying he'd be much better off in Walter Reed, because of support equipment, ...
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 05:13 PM
Oct 2020

...staff expertise, etc. Period.

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Maeve

(42,404 posts)
8. Bingo!
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 05:34 PM
Oct 2020
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/02/us/trump-vs-biden?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage#trump-will-head-to-walter-reed-and-remain-there-for-a-few-days
White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, said in a statement. Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days.
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