President Donald Trump will spend a few days at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to the Associated Press.
White House officials said as a precautionary measure, Trump received a single 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail.
He has also been taking zinc, Vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and daily aspirin, according to White House officials.
Dr. Kartik Cherabuddi with UF Health said the Regeneron has shown to be effective in early studies.
“The scientist essentially took bits and pieces of the virus, the different parts of it and created an anti-body to go an attack these different pieces of the virus,” Cherabuddi said.
Dr. Cherabuddi also said doctors will be paying close attention to any change in the president’s symptoms for the next 48 hours.
“I trust these folks immensely. If someone had to be in a place when they are sick, Walter Reed Hospital is definitely one of them.”
One of the symptoms Trump has shown is fatigue while First Lady Melania Trump has a mild cough and a headache.
Officials said the rest of the first family has tested negative for COVID-19.
Trump’s visit to the medical center is precautionary, according to an AP report.
The AP reports the president will continue to work from the hospital’s presidential suite.
A campaign rally in Sanford was planned for Friday, the event was canceled after Trump tested positive for COVID-19