President Donald Trump is planning to return to the White House on Monday evening, but doctors couldn’t say when he’ll no longer be contagious for the coronavirus or when he’d be able to travel again. (Oct. 5)
DR. SEAN CONLEY: We try to get patients home and out of the hospital as quickly as is safe and reasonable. Everyday a patient stays in the hospital, unnecessarily, is a risk to themselves. And right now there's nothing that's being done upstairs here that we can't safely conduct down home.
We all remain cautiously optimistic and on guard, because we're in a bit of uncharted territory when it comes to a patient that received the therapies he has so early in the course. So we're looking to this weekend. If we can get through to Monday with him remaining the same or improving, better yet, then we will all take that final deep sigh of relief. But, as I said, 24/7 world class medical care surrounding him down there, we're not going to miss anything that we would've caught up here.
The president has been a phenomenal patient during his stay here. And he's been working, hand in glove, with us and the team. And today it got to the point, he's holding court with those of us around him, the whole team, going over all the specifics. The testing, what the future is, and we have been back and forth on what's safe, and what's reasonable, and he has never once pushed us to do anything that was beyond safe and reasonable practice, that we all first wanted.
I don't have his viral load. Those are some of the diagnostics that we're sending out, that will really tell us when it's safe for him to get back out and around people.