Trump’s son Barron had coronavirus, says Melania
Barron Trump, the teenage son of United States President Donald Trump, contracted coronavirus(COVID-19) after his parents tested positive for Coronavirus(COVID-19) but has since tested negative, First Lady Melania Trump has said. In a blog posted on the White House website, Melania said that Barron, 14, exhibited no symptoms, a departure from herself and the president, who have both said they experienced mild symptoms.
United States President Donald Trump announced that he and the First Lady had tested positive in the early-morning hours on October 1, after the news that one of the president’s closest aides Hope Hicks had contracted the virus. Both have now recovered from the disease.
While Melania and Barron stayed at the White House, Trump had to spend three nights and four days at a military hospital to recover from the disease. The president is now back on his campaign trail.
Sharing her experience, Melania said that she was very fortunate as her diagnosis came with minimal symptoms, though they hit her all at once and it seemed to be a roller coaster of symptoms in the days after.
“I experienced body aches, a cough and headaches, and felt extremely tired most of the time. I chose to go a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food. We had wonderful caretakers around us and we will be forever grateful for the medical care and professional discretion we received from Dr. Conley and his team,” she said.
“It was an unfamiliar feeling for me to be the patient instead of a person trying to encourage our nation to stay healthy and safe. It was me being taken care of now, and getting first-hand experience with all that COVID-19 can do,” she said.
“As the patient, and the person benefitting from so much medical support, I found myself even more grateful and in awe of caretakers and first responders everywhere. To the medical staff and the residence staff who have been taking care of our family, thank you doesn’t say enough,” she wrote in an essay entitled “My Personal Experience with Covid-19”.