President Donald Trump says getting infected with COVID-19 was a "blessing from God." Trump attributes him feeling well to the experimental antibody therapy he got from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Oct. 7)
DONALD TRUMP: But I spent four days there and I went in, I wasn't feeling so hot. And within a very short period of time, they gave me Regeneron-- it's called Regeneron-- and other things, too, but I think this was the key. But they gave me Regeneron and it was like unbelievable. I felt good immediately. I felt as good three days ago as I do now.
You have various other drugs that help a lot, but these, I view these-- I know they call them therapeutic, but to me, it wasn't therapeutic. It just made me better. OK? I call that a cure.
So I want to get these things done, so we have to get them done. We have to get them approved. I want to get them to the hospitals where people are feeling badly. That's much more important to me than the vaccine.
It's a cure. For me, I walked in, I didn't feel good. A short 24 hours later, I was feeling great. I wanted to get out of the hospital. And that's what I want for everybody. I want everybody to be given the same treatment as your president. Because I feel great. I feel like perfect.
So I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise. I caught it, I heard about this drug, I said, "Let me take it." It was my suggestion. I said, "Let me take it." And it was incredible the way it worked. Incredible. And I think if I didn't catch it, we'd be looking at that like a number of other drugs.
But it really did a fantastic job. I want to get for you what I got, and I'm going to make it free. You're not going to pay for it.
We're waiting for the emergency use authorization, and the drug companies have just made a lot of it. So hopefully this is going to be not just a therapeutic, it's going to be much more than a therapeutic. You're going to get better. You're going to get better faster, just like I did. So again, a blessing in disguise. Good luck.