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Sunday, October 04, 2020

President Donald Trump is now being treated with dexamethasone, a common steroid that has demonstrated in clinical trials in the U.K. that it can reduce mortality in severely ill COVID-19 patients.

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Does this mean he's got severe covid? Is this an admission that he may die? The drugs they're giving him lead me to think he's far sicker than they're letting on.

If Trump dies or worse is totally incapacitated but still president at the time of the election,what happens?

Inquiring minds want to know.

#1 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-10-04 01:00 PM | Reply

@#1 ... what happens? ...

Here's a view...

The Rules for Displacing an Ailing Presidential Candidate
www.lawfareblog.com

...Two days have passed since we learned that President Trump is suffering from COVID-19. While there is no indication yet that his condition is serious, mainstream media outlets have rightly tried to stay a step ahead of the story and educate the public about what would happen if Trump gets a lot sicker. So, in less than 48 hours, millions of Americans have now learned the details about the rules for incapacitated presidents and for presidential nominees who die or drop out before an election.

This basic "explainer" work is important, but it often overlooks more nuanced questions -- there are just so many different scenarios that Trump's illness could give way to.

One particular hypothetical that hasn't gotten much media attention is if a candidate is seriously ill but does not drop out. What happens here? ...


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-04 01:15 PM | Reply

Does this mean he's got severe covid? Is this an admission that he may die? The drugs they're giving him lead me to think he's far sicker than they're letting on.

That's my take on it.

He's gone from 0-60 very very fast (some would say faster than nobody has ever seen!) treatment wise.

My only lingering doubt is that because of who he is they'd pull out all the stops to be cautious, but pumping a morbidly obese 75 year old man full of all these treatments is risky in and of it self...

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2020-10-04 01:25 PM | Reply

I suspect a two night hospital stay with ten attending physicians cost the taxpayers at a minimum 60 grand

"Personal responsibility" for sure

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-10-04 07:15 PM | Reply

Dexamethasone today, dextroamphetamine tomorrow.

By next week? They weekend at Bernie's it with Steve Miller wearing trump's skin.

#5 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2020-10-05 12:26 PM | Reply

"taxpayers at a minimum 60 grand"

That hail-Mary cocktail probably cost 6 figures at least on its own.

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2020-10-05 12:28 PM | Reply

Dexamethasone.

One side effect is psychosis.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2020-10-06 01:52 PM | Reply

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