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White House physician clarifies timeline on Trump’s coronavirus progress after confusion

Brittany Jordan

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White House physician Dr. Sean Conley clarified President Trump’s coronavirus timeline after media confusion on Saturday.

Conley’s timeline of Trump’s diagnosis and treatment during a press conference on Saturday morning had some confused, as he said at around 11:45 a.m. that the president was 72 hours into his diagnosis. He clarified that Trump was tested on Thursday afternoon and that they received the positive result that night.

The public was not informed about Trump’s diagnosis until around 1 a.m. on Friday, meaning it was less than 72 hours since the diagnosis when the doctor spoke to reporters.

“This morning while summarizing the President’s health, I incorrectly used the term ‘seventy two hours’ instead of ‘day three’ and ‘forty eight hours’ instead of ‘day two’ with regards to his diagnosis and the administration of the polyclonal antibody therapy,” Conley said in his statement Saturday afternoon.

Brittany Jordan is an award-winning journalist who reports on breaking news in the U.S. and globally for the Federal Inquirer. Prior to her position at the Federal Inquirer, she was a general assignment features reporter for Newsweek, where she wrote about technology, politics, government news and important global events around the world. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more. Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.

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