World News – CA – Melania Trump says son Barron tested positive for COVID-19, now negative


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Melania Trump said on Wednesday that she and the president’s teenage son Barron tested positive for coronavirus soon after her parents but had no symptoms She made the revelation in a lengthy note recounting her personal experience with COVID-19, including being hit by a « roller coaster » of symptoms that she treated naturally with vitamins and healthy foods

After she and President Donald Trump tested positive earlier this month, the White House said Barron, 14, tested negative Barron then tested positive for the virus but had no symptoms, she said on Wednesday, adding that he had since tested negative again.

« Barron is fine, » the president told reporters as he left the White House for a campaign trip to Iowa

Ms Trump shared that after she and her husband first received their positive results, « naturally my mind immediately turned to our son » She said she was relieved when he was tested. negative at first, but kept thinking about what would happen in the days to come

« My fear came true when he was tested again and it turned out to be positive, » the first lady wrote in a statement posted on social media

Sounding a bit like the president, the first lady said she was « happy that the three of us went through this at the same time so that we could take care of each other and spend time together »

President Trump called his fight with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, a “blessing in disguise.” He was hospitalized for three days and treated with various therapies and drugs, including steroids, supplemental oxygen and an experimental antibody treatment

Ms Trump did not explain why Barron’s positive diagnosis had not been made public earlier, but she fiercely protected the ninth grade’s privacy

As for her own trials with the disease, the first lady said she was « lucky » to have had minimal symptoms, « although they hit me all at once and it looked like a mountain. Russian symptoms in the days that followed « 

She described body aches, cough and headache and said she felt extremely tired most of the time

To treat it, « I took a more natural path in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and a healthy diet, » she said.

The first lady praised the care provided by Navy Cmdr Sean Conley, the White House medic, and his team, and said it was an « unknown feeling » to be the patient

« It was me who was taking care of myself now, and I was experiencing first-hand what COVID-19 can do, » she said. The disease has killed more than 216,000 people in the US and caused nearly 79 million infections here, according to the latest count from Johns Hopkins University

Democrat Joe Biden has made President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic a presidential campaign issue

Most coronavirus patients suffer from mild to moderate symptoms and recover quickly, usually two to six weeks, according to the World Health Organization, although older and sicker patients tend to take longer to recover. get well

Ms Trump acknowledged that her family were ‘lucky’ to have received ‘the kind of care we provided’ She added, ‘If you are sick, or have a loved one who is sick – I think of you and I will think of you every day « 

In this August 16, 2020 file photo, US President Donald Trump, right, and his son Barron Trump wave from the top of the Air Force One steps at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown , NJ (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

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