(FiveNation.com)- On Wednesday, President Donald Trumped credited his quick recovery from the Chinese coronavirus to an experimental drug called produced by Regeneron. The president said that he considered the treatment not just a therapeutic but a potential cure, and pledged to use the military to assist in the distribution of the drug nationwide.
In a video filmed outside the White House, President Trump said that he wanted the American people to have access to the same treatment that he had in the Walter Reed National Medical Center.
Regeneron’s drug, REGN-COV2 – is an antibody cocktail that is designed to reduce viral levels and improve symptoms in COVID-19 patients. Alongside the drug, president Trump was treated with various steroids, with a view to stopping the rapid replication of the virus in his body.
Regeneron’s drug has been trialled in several programs already, and the team behind the drug said that they are “extremely gratified to see that Regeneron’s antibody cocktail REGN-COV2 rapidly reduced viral load and associated symptoms in infected COVID-19 patients.”
After describing how effective that drug had been, the president said he intended to deliver it to all Americans who need it, for free.
“We’re going to get you the drug, it’s going to be free,” he said.
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“We’re going to get it into hospitals as soon as we can, and you’ll see some amazing things happen. Our military is doing the distribution – it’s called logistics. And they deliver hundreds of thousands of troops in a matter of days, this is easy stuff for them.”
President Donald Trump also said that his illness might have been a “blessing in disguise” for the country, as it allowed him to show just how effective the experimental antibody cocktail can be.
“I want everybody to be given the same treatment as your president, because I feel great,” President Trump said. “I feel like, perfect.”
The news comes as the Democrats continue to cast doubt on the effectiveness of a virus, with vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris admitting during the debate on Wednesday that she would not take it if President Trump advises people to.