Dr. Inglesby examines Trump’s coronavirus condition: What we’ve heard is ‘largely encouraging’

President Trump seems to be doing well since his coronavirus diagnosis, Dr. Inglesby of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health told “Fox News Sunday.”

“The news we heard yesterday was largely encouraging,” he said. “The fact that the president is not requiring oxygen, that a number of lab tests were reported to be normal and he was able to deliver that video yesterday.”

But Inglesby said White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ announcement that the president required oxygen on Friday was “worrisome” and it would be helpful to know the results of some other tests presumably conducted at Walter Reed Medical Center such as a chest x-ray or CT scan.


According to the CDC, about one-third of COVID-19 patients above the age of 65 required hospitalizations leading up to June 2020,

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When You Heard Trump Had COVID-19, Who Did You Tell?

The reason could be that we want our friends and family to hear news from us, rather than from another source. “Privileged information earns you status,” Matthew Feinberg, an organizational-behavior professor at the University of Toronto, told me in an email. “Those who are in the know must have a strong social network and therefore must be popular.” Perhaps people have an irresistible drive to signal that they’re well informed. That would explain the rush to share breaking news on Twitter, at any rate.

But it doesn’t quite explain the urge to tell our loved ones. One would imagine that your status is already secure with your nearest and dearest, whether you’re the one to bring new tidings or not. Kafantaris told me that for herself and her husband, sharing big news helps them process it communally. “You want to experience this

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‘We Don’t Need a Separate Textbook’: What We Heard This Week

“We need to get to the point where we don’t need a separate textbook for dermatology in Blacks.” — Chesahna Kindred, MD, of the Kindred Hair & Skin Center in Columbia, Maryland, on racial disparities in dermatology training.

“I think it’s better than what existed before 2008.” — Marc Sabatine, MD, MPH, of Harvard University, discussing the FDA’s new approach to cardiovascular outcomes trials for diabetes drugs.

“If we took everything from China and put it in Iowa and Nebraska, for instance, we’d still have the same issues.” — Chaun Powell, group vice president of supplier engagement and disaster preparedness at Premier, discussing a balanced approach to global production of personal protective equipment.

“Cannabis should be treated in a similar way to cigarettes and alcohol as substances to avoid in pregnancy.” — Daniel Corsi, PhD, of the University of Ottawa, discussing research linking cannabis use later in pregnancy with mental

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